Turkey Napkin Holder

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Project by Dean_Morrell posted 11-18-2009 01:56 AM 3045 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found one of these in central Wisconsin and made a template. Mine is from 5/4 Poplar. It’s all done on the band saw. The stain is General Finish’s American Oak – a gel stain. I used Deft spray lacquer, but only one coat. I wanted neither to lose the feel of wood, or to make a surface too slippery to display the dinner napkins. The hardest part is getting stain in the notches.

-- Worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow, it empties today of it's strength.

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#1 posted 11-18-2009 01:58 AM

Cool and fun design good job.

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#2 posted 11-18-2009 03:20 AM

What a neat little holiday item…perfect for gift-giving. I will have to favorite this one for future consideration. It came out nicely.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 11-18-2009 05:18 AM

That really made me smile.


-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#4 posted 11-18-2009 08:03 AM

Cute! That would make a great center piece for the holidays.

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 11-19-2009 12:19 AM

Thank you all for your kind words. Don’t tell my wife, but I’m working with my 8 year old on a Christmas tree version that will display cards received. Shhhhh!

-- Worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow, it empties today of it's strength.

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