Rock Maple French Baker’s Pin
I turned a French Baker’s Pin out of Rock Maple for my wife this
weekend. It is a simple 2" diameter rod that is 20" long. It must be
perfectly straight to function properly for rolling pastry. I
completed it with no more than 1/16 inch deviation in diameter from
end-to-end. After finishing it, I think that the tolerance should
have been even tighter. Not sure how to do that though….may take
some experimentation on my part to refine the method beyond free-hand
turning. After my wife uses this prototype, I will know if the 1/16"
deviation is acceptable or not. No finish, just sanding to 400 grit
on the lathe.
Otherwise, it was a simple project that has a nice heavy feel. I like it.