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So...we did a bit of shopping at our local Woodworkers Guild Show.  Hubby and I both love wood crafts.

We came home with French rolling pins!  Not to use (I have an ancient family rolling pin I use on the rare occasion I need one), but to display! The wood is so pretty.

Hubby asked the very nice man if he could make us a wall mounted display stand. Hubby was under the impression that the very nice man understood that we wanted a very nice display stand, nicely varnished, ready to hang, etc.

Apparently the very nice man was under a different impression. 

So...I will sand it, prime it, paint it black and urethane it. It will be fine.

But before I do that, anyone have a better idea?

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I agree, black will look good and put more focus on your lovely collection.  
I turned a few rolling pins out of walnut not too long ago and yes, they make great weaponry..

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1 hour ago, PhilipKT said:

 Those are gorgeous, but they actually look like weapons.

There's good reason French Pastry Chefs are feared...

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50 minutes ago, DoorMouse said:

I agree, black will look good and put more focus on your lovely collection.  
I turned a few rolling pins out of walnut not too long ago and yes, they make great weaponry..

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Pretty! :heart:

Okay - black paint it is!

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I'd probably leave the oak as is.  Actually you could paint the oak parts shiny black since it's not a place to absorb wear.  And the black stain would be more matte and show grain if you looked hard enough.  From distance would all just be black.  Pretty cool

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Oak is a nice looking wood.  Put some light oak danish oil on it.  At first glance I thought it was a gun rack for a pickup truck :D    That top curly maple rolling pin needs to have the Cremonese ground applied.  Make it look good as well as functional.   

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15 minutes ago, Anthony Panke said:

What varnishing substances used on violins are foodsafe?

Mineral oil! Well, that's if you want to safely lick your violin...

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3 hours ago, MikeC said:

Oak is a nice looking wood.  Put some light oak danish oil on it.  At first glance I thought it was a gun rack for a pickup truck :D    That top curly maple rolling pin needs to have the Cremonese ground applied.  Make it look good as well as functional.   

I luv oak - but in this instance, I don't think the two rather hacked strips are worth highlighting.

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16 minutes ago, Anthony Panke said:

What varnishing substances used on violins are foodsafe?

Shellac is used to coat pills.  100% tung oil would be an easy good option.

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linseed oil / flax seed oil is sold in health food shops but I think they add antioxidants to it.   And my grand parents used to cook baked potatos in molten rosin but they didn't eat the rosin.

 

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3 minutes ago, arglebargle said:

Please go on.

 

There were times when turpentine was taken orally ,  medicinally,   Perhaps even still is but that was before the modern times now when it is adulterated with who knows what kind of petrochemicals.   That was back when CocaCola still had cocaine in it,   Grandma would tell my dad go down to the store and get me a dope.   Ahh the good ole days. 

The good ole days when you could run across the yard with scisors and every kid had a pocket knife and no one rode bicycles with helmets on.... and we survived. 

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For anyone interested...my last 2 pins arrived today!!!

Yes, it was an "instant" collection, but at least it it's a potentially useful one!

Top - bottom:

1. Maple (supposedly the best wood for rolling pins)

2. Padouk 

3. Maple

4. Purple Heartwood

5. Walnut

 

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19 minutes ago, Rue said:

For anyone interested...my last 2 pins arrived today!!!

Yes, it was an "instant" collection, but at least it it's a potentially useful one!

Top - bottom:

1. Maple (supposedly the best wood for rolling pins)

2. Padouk 

3. Maple

4. Purple Heartwood

5. Walnut

 

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The fins and fuzes are stored separately.  :ph34r:

IMHO, that rack would look fine if you simply varnished it, maybe with a light maple stain, as it already contrasts attractively with the darker rolling pins.  Black might come out a bit confusing.  :)

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Lol..^_^

I have a few other projects to tackle before I finish and hang the holder...

If it was nicer wood...:wacko:

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