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Project by Kuffy posted 06-12-2017 09:34 AM 848 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Guys,
I just finished making a few toilet roll holders. I was planning on just making one for myself but I was pretty pleased with my concept drawings that I decided to make as many as I could from a couple of short lengths of Redgum and Tasmanian Oak. So that meant I got six. One or two for me, the rest will be for sale one day.

I messed around for quite a while thinking of ways I could attach them to a wall with some kind of hidden fixing. I figured there would be an off the shelf item that I could simply buy, but search as I may, I could not find anything. So short of doing some amazingly complex set of joinery, I decided a couple of screws through the back is all that is needed. You can’t see them unless you are on your hands and knees, so they will only be seen after a heavy night of drinkin’ in which case, I wouldn’t be able to see straight anyways :D

The making of this was filmed for my YouTube channel if you are interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS3cKPDSF1c

Thanks for looking. Any comments or criticisms are welcome.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g





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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 12:19 PM

Very unique. And really handy.
Nice work.
They should sell quickly.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 01:15 PM

Nice design on this. No job is finished until the paper work is done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 06-12-2017 03:15 PM

Clean and simple, well done!

You really need a magazine rack in there, every “library” needs a good periodicals section.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 08:34 PM

This is a very nice bathroom fixture.

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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TheWoodYogi

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 09:28 PM

Nice design :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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robscastle

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#6 posted 06-12-2017 10:37 PM

It looked like a pretty boring project until I watched the video!
As soon as it started i had you figured to be another Aussie, who else would even think of filimig on the actual location.

I am not sure where you have all the fancy tools hidden in that narrow space maybe its painted blue on the outside!

Well done on the structure of the build and the choice of timbers.

If you are into wood polishing Redgum will shine like a mirror. ( I went looking for your workshop being dasapionted I then went looking at your projects then saw your bowls so the polishing comment may be wasted)

The only critical point I would raise is that you need to wash you hands after visiting the bathroom that way you do not have to wear gloves.

I made something similar back in 2013.

And an example of the bare polish finish, this is a piece of Jarrah

-- Regards Robert

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 06-13-2017 12:15 AM

Very practical. Made one for my Grandfather years ago. Sherm’s Crappy Paper Holder engraved into it. He loved it and anyone that came and used toilet in the house got a laugh!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 06-13-2017 03:38 AM

Well designed

Well made

Unique

Necessary

Great Project == A+

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Kuffy

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#9 posted 06-13-2017 05:44 AM

Thanks guys for all the kind comments.


As soon as it started i had you figured to be another Aussie, who else would even think of filimig on the actual location.

I am not sure where you have all the fancy tools hidden in that narrow space maybe its painted blue on the outside!

If you are into wood polishing Redgum will shine like a mirror. ( I went looking for your workshop being dasapionted I then went looking at your projects then saw your bowls so the polishing comment may be wasted)

Filming the intro and outro on the dunny seemed like an obvious choice. but I didn’t dare to actually pull my shorts down around my ankles, that would have been a step too far I reckon :D

Fancy tools in the narrow space? in my workshop/garage? the workshop is a 2 1/2car garage, basically two rectangle sections 9×3m and 6×3m without a wall between the two sections. I do work on top of things or hard up beside other things more often than I like, but for the most part it is functional. The panelsaw I have only just fits in the shop with about 150mm clearance between the two walls. The biggest annoyance is the wheelbarrow and garden tools in my workshop. I need to build a shed out back for that stuff…one day.

The finish I sprayed onto these toilet roll holders was pretty quick and simple. Just three coats sprayed within 2 hours of each other from a can of Minwax clean satin poly. It it still an open finish. I could have sprayed another 2 or 3 more coats to fill the grain and then buff back, but it seemed like a bit too much work for the price point I’ll be looking at selling. The finish I put on my bowls is Shellawax. I get that shine within about 5 minutes from raw wood to finished and shiny, really easy stuff that shellawax.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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robscastle

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#10 posted 06-13-2017 09:50 PM

The video gives the impression your working in a area not much wider than the roller door, hence the misguided comment. 2 1/2 garage is huge.

-- Regards Robert

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Rick M

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#11 posted 06-13-2017 10:22 PM

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Kuffy

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#12 posted 06-14-2017 06:33 AM


The video gives the impression your working in a area not much wider than the roller door

The main area I work in where there is my main bench, router table and another bench. That is the 9×3meter section. The other section is mostly clear space to allow the sliding panel saw to swing. I wheel my bandsaw into this area when I need to use it. It just a little 14” bandsaw on castor wheels.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtER3LFDf4u7Yfau76JGs3g

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majuvla

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#13 posted 06-14-2017 09:33 AM

Additional space for refresher is very good thought.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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majuvla

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#14 posted 06-14-2017 09:33 AM

Additional space for refresher is very good thought.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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