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Napkin Holder

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Project by Kindlingmaker posted 08-22-2009 04:32 AM 2568 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little project that was to take a couple of hours to do and turned out to be several. The scroll saw work was a lot more time consuming than I thought but the project needed more of a flair so the design cut into the napkin holder. The wood is black walnut. A dado and a rabbit cut were used to place the two 3/8” napkin supports and a forester bit was used for the salt and pepper holders. A routed edge was to give a bit of character around the salt and pepper placement. The finish was wipe on varathane with sanding between the three coats with 400 grit and then the final waxing with Johnson’s floor wax. Oh, and I put just a dab of RTV on the bottom of each corner, pushed it onto a flat surface and let dry so there would be some very thin non skid feet, (about 0.030” thick and about 3/4” diam.)

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





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-22-2009 05:16 AM

nice work cool scroll work.

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#2 posted 08-22-2009 07:10 AM

Nice practicle project. I think everyone could use one of these. Great build.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 08:33 AM

Ah, salt & pepper shakers. I thought it was for votive candles. I was deeply concerned about the proximity of napkins. Very nice. Have you thought about a template so you could make more as needed?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#4 posted 08-22-2009 04:46 PM

Nice napkin holder.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 06:10 PM

Good scrool work, I like the holder on one side and the salt and pepper on the other.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 08-24-2009 12:45 AM

very nice makes me want to blow the dust off my scroll saw and give it a run
this would set proud at the dinning table

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#7 posted 08-24-2009 01:54 AM

I love it. It really turned out nice. It remind me of one i made about 15 years ago i made a lazy susan and put a napkin holder in the middle and you could just put the salt and pepper shaker any where on the lazy susan. The lazy susan got broke in moving so i am going to make another, one day. Thanks for the posting.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 12-10-2009 05:36 PM

The napkin holder with provision to keep salt and pepper is so cute. The scroll saw design and the finishing is is very nice. I am motivated to make one.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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