This is what you can make when:
You have a talent for working with wood
and you have access to a lot of wood
and when you can't seem to throw any scrapes of wood away.
These were made by my 92 year old dad.
Here's a little story of how they are made.
He takes different types of wood and glues them together
with waterproof glue.
After everything is glued together he cuts them to length
These are called blanks.
He then puts them on a lathe
for turning and shaping.
He uses a chisel to cut down the wood to the size and desired shape he wants.
For rolling pins that would be a french design
or a regular one with handles.
Here's my sweet dad in the process of making a regular rolling pin.
Below are some more examples.
This is a french style.
This is a regular and a french.
You can see how the different woods glued together
come out when they are shaped.
Isn't this cedar and oak beautiful.
I decided to oil the rolling pins
with coconut oil.
It's a food safe oil that won't go rancid.
Below is what they look like before being oiled.
This is showing the difference
with and without oil.
And this shows how beautiful the oil brings
out the color of the different woods.
Quite a work of art I think.
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