Pie Dream: Vermont Rolling Pins

A variety of styles and wood types. From left: Modern/Cherry, Shaker/Walnut, Acorn/Cherry, French/Maple, Beehive/Walnut

A variety of styles and wood types. From left: Modern/Cherry, Shaker/Walnut, Acorn/Cherry, French/Maple, Beehive/Walnut

Turned and Cut by Hand

Burlington, Vermont

What is unique or special about your products?
Our Vermont Rolling Pins are all hand turned from select blocks of wood. A hand makes them, not a machine. Briefly, the process of turning the pins on the lathe is a matter of shaping a square "blank" as the piece turns (spins) at a very high rpm (2100-2400 rpm) with various cutting tools that shave off material to critical points of diameter using calipers to measure the diameter. Then, fine cutting is done by eye to produce the detail of each pin.

How does the New England region influence your products?
We buy all our wood from a Vermont millworker. Vermont Custom Woodturning started in June of '05.  The Vermont Rolling Pins part of the business was launched in the fall of '08.

Beehive style in walnut.

Beehive style in walnut.