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Old 03-28-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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Well you sold ME! Those prices are reasonable too. Wonder what shipping to Canada costs? Off to shop...my husband will be calling you later to yell Leolady!
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #12
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Well you sold ME! Those prices are reasonable too. Wonder what shipping to Canada costs? Off to shop...my husband will be calling you later to yell Leolady!

Good!

But remember those were 1987 prices,,,,,,
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #13
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:19 PM   #14
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Interesting about the Thorpe rolling pin and why it works well.

We have three rolling pins. This one is my favourite. It only weighs 850 grams, but that's more than most rolling pins, not counting Thorpes. It was made for me by two sweet old brothers who had a woodworking business and a farm. They lived not far from me when I lived in the country. It's one solid piece of cherry wood. No wobbly action - no action at all
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #15
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Interesting about the Thorpe rolling pin and why it works well.

We have three rolling pins. This one is my favourite. It only weighs 850 grams, but that's more than most rolling pins, not counting Thorpes. It was made for me by two sweet old brothers who had a woodworking business and a farm. They lived not far from me when I lived in the country. It's one solid piece of cherry wood. No wobbly action - no action at all

That is a beautiful piece of wood! Nice!
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:29 PM   #16
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I use an old rolling pin - steel shank, steel ball bearings, rolls as smooth as can be. It originally belonged to my great grandmother and the lacquer finish is still perfect. I have no idea what brand it is, but I do know that four generations of pastry dough have been rolled out under it. That means something.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #17
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I use my grandmother's rolling pin. I don't know its history but it is all wood.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:31 PM   #18
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I would have loved to have kept my mom's rolling pin, but the handles were broken off.

Sometimes sentiment can make up a lot for function.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:07 AM   #19
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my mom has a thorpe rolling pin. it was a gift and is signed by all of the coworkers in the last job my mom had before she got married.

that was january of 1948.

lol. true story. she still has it.

wtg for scoring one for your friend, choc. you're still one of the best of us, you know.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:36 AM   #20
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WOW!

Thanks BT!

Your mom has a wonderful tool packed with good karma!
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