Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Chanute, Kansas. United States
Attached are more pictures.
We had this rolling pin when I was kid, so it is 40+ years old. It's my brothers pin now, he left it here over christmas. (yes, I'm just finally getting around to it)
The brand is “Folley”. I don't think you're suppose to submerge the rolling pin in water, but you know, kids. It should only have a damp cloth type cleaning.
I like the sanding and threaded rod idea to seat the bearings. That will be my first step.
The water-swelling idea seems a bit more of a risk. My history with water and wood is: bad things happen. I'm not sure of the type of wood.
I did look at mcmaster for some bearings. It is a 0.75” outer diameter, 0.25” ID, and a width of 0.25”. What I could not find was a bearing with a tapered(?) edge on one side, like these have.
Thanks for the great feedback.