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Project by Mike Fritz posted 01-22-2017 03:07 PM 848 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we had our kitchen remodeled, my wife wanted a more attractive plastic wrap dispenser for her counter top. She wanted one that would hold a very large roll of plastic wrap (3000 square feet).

I designed the box using mostly red oak. The splines and the plugs are redwood. The handles I used are brushed nickel and match the handles on our kitchen cabinets.

It is very convenient. Happy wife, happy life! She gave me a five star rating.

-- Mike Fritz, Cinnaminson, NJ





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 03:29 PM

very nice ….. a good idea …and your absolutely correct about wife …... LOL …........GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 04:59 PM

The box looks good. How did you make the cutter.

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 05:13 PM

The box looks good. How did you make the cutter?

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 05:42 PM

Great job ! I’m interested in how the cutter is made or where to purchase it. Thanks for sharing your project.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 10:04 PM

This is a nice practical box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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leafherder

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 11:13 PM

Great Idea! I NEED one of those – especially with that nifty built-in cutter. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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IAMike

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 04:46 AM

Very cool. My guess is that the cutter is the one that comes along with the box that the film originally came in. How it’s affixed is an interesting question, though!

-- I'm thinking about starting a blog for my projects. It'll have to be called Woodworking By Dummies

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#8 posted 01-23-2017 04:50 AM

Oh I think allot of women would like that one. Very nice design.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-23-2017 10:44 AM

that is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while!! I have one of those large rolls that came in an ugly cardboard box with the cutter attached. My wife seems to tolerate it but I hate the thing. Now that I’ve seen yours I will be in the shop making one for myself ASAP.

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#10 posted 01-23-2017 03:28 PM

nice build

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Mike Fritz

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#11 posted 01-23-2017 04:15 PM

I purchased the rolll of plastic wrap from COSTCO. You can also find it at a restaurant supply store. The cutter was on the cardboard box. The box has a perforated hole on the top where the plastic wrap comes through. I removed the cutter from the box; I traced the cutout on the top of the box onto a 3/4” thick piece of red oak, measuring 8” wide X 17” long (the top overlaps the box), and cut it out. I glued the cutter to a 1/2” thick X 1 1/2” wide X 15 1/2” long piece of oak and secured it with small screws to the piece with the cutout. I left the plastic wrap in the original box (with the top cut off) and just fit it into the box I made. The box is 7” wide X 15 1/4” long X 6 /4” high. It rests on a 3/4” thick base measuring 8” wide X 16 1/2” long.

I hope this answers your questions.

Regards,
Mike

-- Mike Fritz, Cinnaminson, NJ

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#12 posted 01-23-2017 05:37 PM

Nice work, Mike! It also looks heavy enough that it won’t slide along the counter as you pull out the plastic wrap – the cardboard sliding makes it difficult to use the stuff.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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Mike Fritz

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#13 posted 01-25-2017 11:35 PM

I put 4 rubber bumpers on the bottom to keep it from sliding on the counter top.

-- Mike Fritz, Cinnaminson, NJ

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