Rolling pins are fun to make, useful, and a great gift idea anytime! However, there are two challenges to making a rolling pin, besides deciding on the wood combinations: finding the hardware and drilling the 12"-long 1/2" through hole We found the hardware (#158761) and decided to predrill our most popular species for making rolling pin blanks. Blank measures 3" x 3" x 12" with a 1/2" through hole and 7/8" diameter x 1/2" deep recess on each end for the bearings.Blank measures 3" x 3" x 12"
1/2" through hole and 7/8" diameter x 1/2" deep recess on each end for the bearings
Rolling Pin Hardware Kit #158761
Black walnut (Juglans nigra) Canada and USA. Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. It has a medium texture, the grain is usually straight, but it can be irregular. Black walnut can occasionally also be found with figured grain patterns such as: curly, crotch, and burl. Typically easy to work provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tear-out can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. It glues, stains, and finishes well. Some common uses for black walnut include: furniture, cabinets, gun stocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects such as pens, bottle stoppers, knife handles and pepper mills. Popular domestic hardwood Natural dark colorGlues and finishes
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.
Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.