Friday, March 4, 2016


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
and width. 
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.

More french.

More regular.

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.

the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23


  1. What a talent. I could sit and watch him work all day - that is so interesting. I would love to be able to do that.

  2. lyn i know you don't post often but i do look forward to them.... your dads work is awesome his bowls are beautiful, but these rolling pins are so gorgeous thank you for sharing xx

  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!! You are one lucky lady to have such a talented dad!!! I love that he, "can't seem to throw any wood away!" I am the same way with scraps of fabric. This is something this next generation needs to understand.
    The pins are sure beauties!!! Do you sell them?
    ~God Bless~

  4. What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your dad's beautiful work. And, I love how the coconut oil brings out the gorgeous grainy details of the wood.

  5. How cool! These are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  6. These are just gorgeous! :) SO beautiful!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Beautiful!! Love seeing you and your dads handywork

  8. Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! Sharing!

  9. Wow your dad is so talented and did a great job making these rolling pins.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  10. Wow! these turned out so beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  11. You are so fortunate to have such an active dad for his age...most his age are in nursing homes. Cherish every minute you have left with him. He makes beautiful rolling pins. Thank you for sharing his talents.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  12. These are so beautiful, they are much more than rolling pins. You can display them as works of art. Thanks for sharing with us at Share it link party.

  13. Such a pleasure to read your post and see the beautiful various rolling pins your Dad made.

  14. Great work. They are all beautiful.

  15. All I can say is WOW!!! Your father is amazing! I don't think he looks a day over 60! You are so blessed! Thank you for sharing his gift!

  16. A very industrious man! I just met my husbands about to be 90 year old uncle last week and he is busying himself by making audio art speakers!
    very keen!

  17. So gorgeous! I think he needs his own Etsy shop! Thanks so much for sharing these works of art!

  18. These are such beautiful rolling pins! Your Grandad has a real talent. I like all the different styles he makes too.

  19. These are beautiful! I love how each one is unique and has its own combination and texture! Thank you for linking up and sharing with Merry Monday last week.

  20. These rolling pins are so beautiful! He definitely has a talent in woodworking. And I'm sure every time you see them you have very special memories of watching him turn them. I especially love those French style ones. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  21. Beautiful!! Each one is a work of art. Does he sale them? I would love to own a few oeaf these beautiful art pieces.

    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl...Snatch JOY~!

  22. I want to get one of these rolling pins for Jordan

    1. Hey Tracy. You're welcome to come by any time and pick one out. I have some of both styles. The ones in the pictures are all gone but he has made another group. Just let me know.