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Beginner’s Project Series: Rolling Pin

Into the kitchen this week for a great skill building turned rolling pin project which is ideal for beginner woodturners and honing tool skills.

Using the roughing gouge and spindle gouge to create the handles, the pin itself was cleaned with a round nosed scraper…and finish it all off with a foodsafe oil. The video demonstrates the entire process, and don’t forget the useful links below to tools and stuff I use in this project.

This is a great project to make as a gift, or even if you need your own new rolling pin! It will help build skill in using the roughing gouge on long spindles, the use of the spindle gouge to create sweeping curves and the round nosed scraper for smoothing a surface.

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3 thoughts on “Beginner’s Project Series: Rolling Pin

  1. Hi martin. I have been turning for a little while now and I find your videos very well put together and I have learned from them. Keep up doing what you are doing.
    Thank you for posting your videos and have a great day.
    Thanks Bob

  2. Hi as a new turner a question you use methylated spirit to clean the rolling pin can you do this prior to using Danish oil or would you use sanding sealer. Thanks

    1. Hi Roger. Thanks for the comment. I use the meths to clean the wood of dust and then apply the sanding sealer. You don’t have to do that, it is just my preference to seal wood that is as clean as possible before adding the final finishes. Also, I would not recommend using Danish Oil on items that come in contact with food. There is some argument whether it is actually food safe or not. I am investigating this one with my own Danish Oil supplier. Until that time though, I use a specified, and tested food safe oil. I hope that helps.
      All the best,

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