The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Maple Burl Rolling Pin

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Maple Burl Rolling PinRecently I was graciously given a maple burl slab by a fellow LJ friend. Here is the result of my first working with of the slab. I think this rolling pin turned out fairly nicely, probably my favorite of the seventeen I have made. I did discover, however, that lathe chisels don't really like burl; it was definitely worth the work though!I had a little bit of fun with the finish, which is french polish. Being my first time french polishing, I was pleasantly surprised how well the finish looks! It took somewhere in the realm of eight hours to complete; it is 24” long, and has a diameter of 3.5 inches. It definitely has some heft to it, weighing in at 2.5 lbs; I really like a large pin though, makes it really fill solid. This rolling pin also has a wall mound for decoration for when it is not in use. Overall, it was a fun rolling pin to make, made from a wood that really pops under a good finish!
-Dale M.



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Island Table

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Island TableKitchen Island Table my son-inlaw wanted to build. My son-inlaw Mike built the base, I made the tabletop, another son-inlaw kevin and I put epoxy on the top, then Mike and kevin installed the top to the base. Group effort.



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Scrap wood cake slice

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Scrap wood cake sliceQuick scrap wood project. Not too shabby for a first go, I reckon :) Handle is mahogany, blade is oak.



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