Segmented Wood Rolling Pin – Art, Woodturning

Segmented Wood Rolling Pin – Art, Woodturning

Those of you who watched my previous few videos
will know that I had a bunch of leftovers from a previous sculpture. I thought, “What can I do with these.” I started gluing them up end to end, not really knowing what I was going to do with them right then. Once they were glued up, I decided that I
was going to try to make a rolling pin. I know there is so much work into this thing
that no one would be reasonably willing to buy a rolling pin just for the amount of value
that is in it. Because the segmented rings had a hole in
the middle, I had to cap the ends with a couple of pieces of walnut. I turned it into a pretty simple shape, then
sanded it. Starbond Adhesives recently reached out to
me and offered some of their products for me to try. I thought that this is a good opportunity
to try a CA finish for the first time. I watched several YouTube videos about doing
a CA finish. I started to put on too much at first. The paper towel got really hot and literally
melted the nitrile glove I was wearing. I was a little more sparing with it after
that. Hurricane Dorian was blowing over South Carolina,
so it was pretty breezy in the shop that day. That was good, because it blew away the fumes
from the CA glue. I put on several coats, then sanded it with
320. I have seen people get pretty glassy finishes. For some reason, I just could not get a nice
finish. I was getting these streaks. I also bought a buffing jig for my drill a
little while ago. I tried using that on it, but it did not seem
to be doing anything. I kind of gave up on trying to get a polished
finish. I just sanded off the ends and put a bit of
CA on those as well. If this is not the most ridiculous rolling
pin, I do not know what is. For the amount of work that I put into this,
there is no one that would be willing to purchase this just as a rolling pin. I do not know, I think it is more of an art
object. This is my first attempt at a CA finish. I do not know how many coats I put on, 15-20,
I lost track. I was doing something wrong. It was getting kind of streaky. I do not know if it was drying too fast or
what. Overall, it looks cool, but I did not get
the polished finish that I wanted to try to get with the CA glue. If you often do CA finishes, feel free to
comment below and tell me what I can do better next time to improve my finish. If you made it this far, thanks a lot for
watching. We will see what other sillyness we can get
up to in Cammie’s Garage.


  • Mountain View Turning says:

    Nice job 👍

  • Michael Potase says:

    Looks Great!!! How many leftover rings do you have that bucket has to getting pretty empty. I have pretty good results using Micro Mesh pads up to 1500 then Novus 2 scratch remover to get glossy results using CA glue when doing pen turning.

  • mperk12000 says:

    Could it be the CA glue was too thin? Or vice versa? I had done a shifter knob for a friend and used it (just the gorilla glue gel) and had good luck with a thick finish. Regardless, cool piece even as art on a shelf!

  • StuffUCanMake says:

    I love your work. It's unique in the YouTube universe!

  • William Ellis says:

    That's a great piece of art that could be used as a rolling pin. It's a multitasker. Where's the beer?

  • Fred McIntyre says:

    Nice job Cam! 😃👍🏻👊🏻 …. I've only ever seen a CA finish applied to small Items, perhaps the size of the piece in conjunction with the drying time of the CA has some impact on the results? 🤔

  • Ronnie Hyde says:

    If that is a rolling pin, is a CA finish a food safe finish?

  • Tim Porter says:


  • Don Willingham says:

    I've recently started turning pens, and CA finished a couple of them. I used activator to immediately cure the glue; used thin glue on the first layer, and medium on the rest. Experiment on some scraps.

  • Johnathon Whittaker says:

    that's a top class rolling pin! never tried or even heard of that kind of finish, will check it out! why not make this a give away prize? you tube only for when you reach 10k

  • Kobie Kaasjager says:

    It is a very nice and fantastic rolling pin. You are full of surprises.

  • Billy Burt says:

    Looks good, Cam. I included a video of Darryl Jones (Dread Knot Woodshop) demoing his CA finish in my SWAT 2019 – A quick view of my weekend vid. Check it out. He does one of the best CA finishes I've seen and explains the process quite well.

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