This year’s Christmas Ornament Challenge is coming quickly. Be ready to enter your ornament during November.
Inspired by the chefs on “Chopped”, I want to take turning a rolling pin to the next level. To do more than simply turn a round rolling pin.
I don’t like laminated rolling pins where the lamination continues thru the handle. One, it wastes potentially expensive wood that I’ve carefully worked to laminate. But more so, it does not look as super as it could.
With just a little more work, handles can be turned separately and glued to the rolling pin. There’s just one potentially tricky part to overcome.
Then for this rolling pin, I started to incorporate an Celtic knot in the handles. I planned for a six loop Celtic knot with every other loop offset just a little. However, after completing, two loops, I saw an interesting pattern had developed and decided to stop and show off that pattern.
So, I think I’ve transformed my rolling pin from a simple turning of laminated stock into a rolling pin, I can be proud of.
The rolling pin with is about 20 inches long including the handles and just over 2 inches in diameter. It is finished with walnut oil.