Wooden noodle cutter, is a good beginner/intermediate lathe project, that also doubles as a great gift.
You will need:
Large lathe able to hold a 18-24" piece of stock.
Lathe Chisels (I only used the Gouge and the Skew)
2"x2"x18-14" piece of wood (I used Ash)
Mineral oil (final treat optional)
Step 1: Round Out the Piece of Stock
Using your gouge Round out the full length of stock as consistently as you can.
Step 2: Add Handles (French Rolling Pin)
Using gouge add handle of desired size to each end of the noodle cutter. I recommend about 4-6" depended on the hand size of the user. If you decide to stop here you have a French Rolling Pin.
Step 3: Add Grooves and Finish
Using your gouge again slowly add consecutive grooves along the flat center surface of the rolling pin, turning it into a noodle cutter. Sand the handles and the grooves with sandpaper, I did this one up to 400 grit, and apply food grade finish if desired. I did not apply and finish to mine.
Step 4: Bonus Step: Make Gift Recipient Make You Noodles.
My wife's tips for use:
Flatten small batched to be rolled out and let dry as a sheet then snap apart later.
Do not be afraid to add too much flour to you noodle roller.