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November 4, 2014

Oak Candle Holder

Oak Candle Holder

We were decorating for a dinner at church, and my wife wanted some candle holders for some pillar candles.  We found this one at a local store.  After looking at it, I realized I could turn a pair of them pretty easily.

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Cherry Rolling Pin and Benjamin's Best Roughing Gouge Review

Cherry Rolling Pin and Benjamin's Best Roughing Gouge Review

 

A few years ago, I turned a 34" long French rolling pin for my wife.  Every year at Christmas time, she makes a traditional Slovenian pastry called potica.  She got the recipe from my aunt.  Making potica involves stretching dough out paper thin over the entire 5' by 3' kitchen table.  She tried using her normal marble rolling pin, but this didn't work very well.  She thought that a French tapered pin may work better, and a really long one may work even better.  So I got a 3' long piece of 2" x 2" purpleheart, and turned it for her.

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