TP holder - Such a cute idea and I've got to make one

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Project by SimonSKL posted 01-11-2010 12:30 AM 3284 views 22 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have never claimed to be an innovator. When I saw something with great idea and design I don’t mind copying it. About 20 days ago Jim Jakosh posted what I considered as a cute idea for a TP holder. I have a small board of poplar laying around in my shop so I decided to use that and make a Jim Jakosh TP holder.

The handle was made of half of a $1.50 3” drawer pull or should I say $0.75 half a drawer pull:). It was finished with Minwax water based American Walnut stain and then 3 clear coats of Polycrylic. I haven’t decided what to do with it yet as my wife said it does not fit the decor of our house/bathroom. I may give it away as a gag birthday gift to a friend or I just keep it. On other hand since I have a spare handle I may just make another one!

Thanks for looking!

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#1 posted 01-11-2010 01:14 AM

haha awesome!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 01-11-2010 01:41 AM

KOOL!! I’l have to do that to some one :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-11-2010 03:08 AM

LOL….my wife loved it.
My first thoughts was the nephew would try to use it if he was not being watched. (he’s 4) She laughed and said thats for sure. boys will be boys

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 01-11-2010 03:38 AM

Make more of those, and give them to Fire Depts. and such. Now, they would get a good kick out of those. They might even get to your place faster, now they have a spare TP roll.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 01-11-2010 04:31 AM

Your wife is correct. You should have painted it white enamel and then it would work.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 01-11-2010 04:42 AM

i have to make one, these are a great idea nice job. very nice job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 01-11-2010 09:30 AM

This is great… had to favorite it.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#8 posted 01-11-2010 11:23 PM

that thing is totally awesome… tell the wife you will make the rest of the dacor match the TP holder… might work… keep it for sure or pass it along to someone who needs a bit of a lift… either way, great job…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 01-31-2013 03:49 PM

Had to copy it. Thanks!

-- ~Michael,

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#10 posted 01-31-2013 03:50 PM

that IS cute… real cute. nice one!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 12-28-2014 07:37 PM

my sister told me she started looking around her house at all the things i have crafted around her house but she needed 2 things for her bathrooms where she didn’t have anything i made. problem solved

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