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
Maple (Acer saccharum) sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router. Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color. Some common uses for hard maple include flooring (from basketball courts and dance floors to bowling alleys and residential), veneer, pulpwood, musical instruments, cutting boards, butcher blocks, workbenches, baseball bats, and other turned objects and specialty wood items. USA. Straight grained Finishes wellExcellent for turning
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.