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 SOLD SEPARATELY
Cherry (Prunus serotina) features heartwood in reddish brown to deep red, with brown flecks, and will naturally darken with age. Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. Cherry is commonly used in furniture construction and turned items. Cherry has a decent strength-to-weight ratio, though it's not as hard as some other denser domestic hardwoods. Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed, smaller blocks +/- 1/8". Spindle stock (1-1/2" - 2") dimensions are +/- 1/8". Grain runs with the longest dimension. USA. Reddish-brown/deep red color Straight-grainedMachines wellGreat for woodturningFurniture making
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.