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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 02-08-2009 08:33 PM 2366 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finding a place to mount a shop towel rack close enough to the work bench was becoming a head scratcher so… Using 3 1/2” x 3/4” poplar and 3/4” red oak dowel a rack was made so that it could use the dog holes in the work bench. The holes were bored with a 3/4” forester bit then the dowels were glued in place. The lower portion of the dowels were slighty tampered for ease on entery into the dog holes. The towel rack was then mounted on the top of upper board to allow more working room on the work bench and so that the paper towels could be easily torn off one sheet at a time. The bottom board acts as a movable stop for clamping in work projects. When not in use the new rack can be stored under the bench or on the wall.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings





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#1 posted 02-08-2009 08:41 PM

great idea, now on my to do list!

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 10:42 PM

Good idea!!!!

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 12:22 AM

I think I am going to like this project….no more “Mickey, could you hand me a towel”

-- -Willing to try

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#4 posted 04-18-2009 05:04 PM

Great idea! You could have one for waxed paper too …

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#5 posted 04-20-2009 05:44 PM

Peter O, I like that idea since I use so much wax paper for glueing and finishing. Hummm… Maybe a double roller…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 04-20-2009 05:53 PM

great idea!

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 12:38 AM

Yeah I like that. I think it would suit me better if I lowered it closer to the table… nice.

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 12:41 AM

I wonder if my wife will let me do that to her kitchen counter top. cool Idea well done.

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#9 posted 07-23-2009 11:46 PM

Outstanding idea. I love it!

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