just see how it is manufactured in workshop –
step 1 ) cut wood into slabs -> planks (it is important to get wood of large size since you should be able to get 10″ to 13″ diameter rolling board cut from these pieces), here the workshop owner told me that now a days it is becoming very difficult to get such wood and he has to keep on moving all around India to get such wood and take months.
step 2) turn 10″ to 13″ round boards out of plank, you can see below the snap of turning machine they use. This is very risky part of their job, since wood can crack during high speed spinning and the shop owner himself has lost his right eye in an accident 🙁
step 3) polish the round board on sides with colour and on top with coating (lakh is used for this)
and need less to say that Mr. … refused to take money from me since I was nephew of his friend 🙂 you know this is typical Indian way 🙂 friendship is work lakhs of rupees ,,, u just can’t measure it in money 🙂
Chalo then I will also put some snaps about how we make chapatis using this rolling board and rolling pin (Polpat & Latne)