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Oak Towel Rod...Because My Wife Told Me To

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Project by BusterB posted 09-12-2014 08:00 PM 1391 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last week I made my wife a holder for her hair dryer and curling iron. When it was done she decided that didn’t match our hand towel rack so I needed to build one to match. Anytime my wife actually asks me to spend time in the shop instead of complaining about me being down there is sort of amazing so I didn’t argue. Scrap pieces of oak I already had and finished with Danish Oil. Probably could have bought one for 10 dollars….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-12-2014 08:04 PM

Looks good Buster, nice match. I can see a few more things being made for that bathroom before its over. But hey, time in the shop.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Underdog

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#2 posted 09-12-2014 08:36 PM

I’ve done the same thing. Thing is, you might buy one, but I’m not sure the quality is as good… Well, at least the paper towel holder wasn’t as good as the one I made.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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CFrye

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#3 posted 09-12-2014 08:55 PM

Looks good, Buster! Custom made, that’s way more expensive! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 09-12-2014 09:30 PM

Bespoke
way higher Buster $75

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 09-12-2014 10:19 PM

Looks great. Im a huge fan of ANY excuse to get to play with power tools. On top of that, bonus points with the wife! Did you tell her that you needed to get another tool or two that you just GOT TO HAVE to make her special project? Great job buddy. If Mama aint happy, then nobody is happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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whitebeast88

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#6 posted 09-12-2014 11:36 PM

just as long as you do want the boss says:)
my wife don’t say a word when i buy tools so when she asks for something i try to build it.
nice job on the towel bar!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#7 posted 09-13-2014 12:29 AM

Dave- Thank you sir. I have been putting a lot of thought into Jaime’s suggestion on my last project. Somewhere to store reading material for when I fellow just wants to sit and think..lol

Underdog- Thank you sir. You may have a point there. The only slave labor involved with making this was me….lol

Candy- Thanks Buddy-ett. Custom made and hand crafted with pride in the cave…is that too much to put on a branding iron??? Lol

Jamie- Thank you guru. Shipping from Scotland must be pretty steep…lol hope you are getting along OK health wise my friend.

Hoss- Thank you sir. Oh you can bet I have been dropping hints…lol She went with me this afternoon to pick out finish for the “never ending plant stand” project. I was like a kid in a toy store…made sure to point out stuff I been wanting.

Marty- thank you my Alabama friend. I have told you before but will say it again….that gal of yours is a keeper!!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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CFrye

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#8 posted 09-13-2014 05:56 AM

Too much? Next time you’re at the store (or your medicine cabinet) pick up and try to read the label on a bottle of eye drops! They can fit a whole lotta letters in a tee-niny space. Weather or not it’s legible…that’s another story! So, theoretically, you could just burn some squiggly lines on the project and SAY that’s what it says…

-- God bless, Candy

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Thewoodman2000

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#9 posted 09-13-2014 11:38 AM

Great project and the $10-75 you saved should go in the “buy more tools”jar. Projects like these that get used every day are great.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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drnic

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#10 posted 09-13-2014 12:02 PM

I think your wife knows mine! Nice job.

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BusterB

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#11 posted 09-13-2014 01:24 PM

Candy- that’s why you are one of my hero’s….you have a unique way of looking at things….lol

Thewoodman- Thank you sir. With two kids in college, my “new tool jar” stays pretty empty most of the time…lol all I can say is…I hope they eventually get really good jobs and Christmas’s and birthdays better be really awesome around here…. Yeah right…lol

Drnic- Thank you doc. I think they start training them in kindergarten… We were too busy playing with toy trucks and plastic saws to notice…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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luv2learn

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#12 posted 09-13-2014 05:23 PM

You are a good man Buster the towel rack looks great.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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drnic

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#13 posted 09-13-2014 05:44 PM

re: observation: ...and I think there might be a book! LOL

To quote a friend, “The greatest thing about woodworking is to take a really big piece of wood and turn it into a really small piece of wood and make lots of sawdust and shavings in the process.”

I love the process and the result, as do we all.

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BusterB

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#14 posted 09-13-2014 06:00 PM

L2L- Thank you Lee. I can’t believe it took you this long to figure that out…lol. Funny thing about the points…every time I get quite a few saved up…I will have a “aww shucks” incident and they all get wiped out…lol

Drnic….lol….I just knew it!!!! I have always known they all got secret training, should have realized there would have been a training manual…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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oldnovice

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#15 posted 09-13-2014 07:58 PM

Nice work!
Spending $10 would have been easier but not nearly as satisfying!
Remember, happy wife = happy life!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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