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    busy week - the turning has commenced...

    now that i've gotten most of the planned flat stuff out of the way, i can indulge myself a bit in the ol' vortex. the first of the items to be turned are the rolling pins. then the tapered rolling pins, meat mallets, and so on....

    p.s. there are 4 more just like that one to be turned, going to wait until i can do them outside.
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    benedictione omnes bene

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    Hi,

    I have a large, sixteen-inch, rolling pin similar to yours. My dad made it for me when I was involved in pottery (stuff thrown on the potter's wheel, etc.). That was approximately 51 years ago. It was made to flatten clay into sheets to be made into: boxes, medallions, jewelry, dragons and what-evers.

    I still use it for something or the other on occasion.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Hi,

    I have a large, sixteen-inch, rolling pin similar to yours. My dad made it for me when I was involved in pottery (stuff thrown on the potter's wheel, etc.). That was approximately 51 years ago. It was made to flatten clay into sheets to be made into: boxes, medallions, jewelry, dragons and what-evers.

    I still use it for something or the other on occasion.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    i know that i wouldn't want to get bonked with this. at 18" long, 2 3/4" diameter of hard maple, i'm sure it would hurt just a little. no pics today, day 4 of 4 off is scheduled for taking of good pics for the web site, and working on the newsletter. besides, 3 solid days of woodworking, and i'm pretty much destressed, and looking forward to my next set of days off...
    benedictione omnes bene

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    got some turning in today. started out pretty good with a pen turning demo for the web site, but got bit in the sanding. i found that brown ebony is just as prone to splitting when thin as the black stuff. i guess i'll find something else for the rest of it, and redo the demo with cocobolo. with that out of the way, i decided to start in on the other items. the rolling pin is now joined by the meat mallet, and potato masher/walnut, pecan, almond smasher in hard maple, and a fruit muddler (look up bar tools) in ash. all in all, around 6 hours at the lathe today, more in store for tomorrow. once i have good pics, i'll post them tomorrow.
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    well, i hate to tease you guys about time at the lathe without pics, so here they are. for the last three days, i've spent roughly 6 hrs each day (that's 18 hrs all together larry) having fun at the lathe. almost completely destressed. grand total of the fun: 3 more rolling pins to keep the first one company. 4 tapered rolling pins. 6 of the large (for stock pots and such) spurtles. 1 fruit muddler (with more to follow). 1 meat mallet (with more to follow). 1 potato masher/walnut smasher (with more to follow), and 3 small spurtles. not too bad, 19 items in 18 hours.... on a side note, i think i'm going to redo the small spurtles, they seem a bit too clunky to me.
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    potato masher or walnut crusher.jpg   small spurtles.jpg  
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    .....not too bad, 19 items in 18 hours....
    Wow, I go thru 19 'logs'{} in 180 hours and still can't muster more than a couple of toothpicks, flat ones at that

    You've been busy & the results are
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    You definitely have been busy. Nice turnings.
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    yayyyy!!!! the 60 hour week is over!!!, and today is day 1 of 4off!!!!!

    today will be spent making up story sticks for the meat mallets, potato masher/walnut smashers, updating the website, and other things for getting ready for the next 3 days. gonna be a woodworking fool again (the wife says heavy on the fool part).

    other good news, 1 of the rolling pins, and 1 of the tapered rolling pins have been sold.
    benedictione omnes bene

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    Nice stuff.

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