Toothpick and Kitchen utencil holder

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Project by doubleDD posted 02-15-2018 04:11 PM 600 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a matching utensil holder for the kitchen utensils she keeps on the counter. I still had enough lumber to make it and there was just enough left to make a toothpick holder. (my idea) The utensil holder was a little tough since I never went that deep turning 6 1/2’’ with a segment glue up. Next time I may do it in 2 stages. All worked out well and I think the tight miters I get with the new segment sled gave me confidence.
Made from Andiroba and Maple. The utensil holder is 7’’ high by 6’’ round. The toothpick holder is 3 1/2’’ tall by 1 1/2’’ round. I made the toothpich holder look like a lighthouse. She collects them.
Last picture show the set growing. I still can’t believe how happy she is with this design.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 04:20 PM

nice addition to the set dave,looks great.i cant believe you cant believe how happy she a beautiful set that any woman would love to have,lucky my wife doesnt come on here and see this stuff-lol.nice work buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 04:37 PM

Nice work, Dave! It’s pretty work you’re doing, so her happiness seems reasonable to me.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 04:55 PM

The pleasant grain combination is stunning! Excellent work doubleDD.

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#4 posted 02-15-2018 05:28 PM

Super nice work.. Even wives—SOMETIMES—- appreciate nice work.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 05:31 PM

I’m with Mr. Polaschek … nice work, Dave!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 06:10 PM

Looks great DD.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 02-15-2018 06:26 PM

Pottz,Larry I still can’t believe how much she like these. This set may keep on growing. I’m with you, if I don’t want to build it or my wife doesn’t need it, I won’t show her something. (just kidding) but I know what you mean.

Thanks Dave. Along with a box of candy and a card I threw in the toothpick holder as a gift. Just trying to make more points.

Waho6o9,I think you have it right, It’s just pleasant to look at. Thanks.

Thanks ralbuck, you made me laugh. I think wife’s can get use to so many things you build that not everything is a home run with them as it would be to yourself. I just like to fool around and build things.

Thanks Ron. I have to admit it’s been some time since we had something that matched. I glad it’s working out.

Thanks Rick. If my wife keeps wanting, I keep making.

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

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#8 posted 02-15-2018 08:17 PM

Really nice work Dave, very pretty!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 02-15-2018 09:42 PM

Classic Dave. You had better be careful you in danger of turning your hobby into a business if other people see your talent…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 02-15-2018 09:47 PM

Very nice Dave, will keep you in sweet.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 02-15-2018 10:19 PM

Beautiful work as always Dave !!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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woodshaver Tony C

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#12 posted 02-15-2018 11:13 PM

Wow Dave! How could anyone not be happy with all this nice looking work. I really like the pattern your chose. The two woods go together well. Everything looks great including that little toothpick holder!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 02-16-2018 12:37 AM

Thanks Jerry. Pretty as a peach?. That’s how my wife described it.

I sure don’t want to turn it into a business but glad you like it Lee.

Thanks Bob. I’ll be on her good side for for awhile. I have to get more of that lumber in case my wife comes up with more matching projects.

Thanks Kdc. I feel lucky with this design and have gotten many compliments from the family too.

Thanks Tony. Funny thing is I didn’t know how nice the pattern would look when I started it with that candy bowl. I feel more than lucky. The toothpick holder doesn’t get much use and sits in the cabinet, but hey that was my idea. LOL.

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

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#14 posted 02-16-2018 12:52 AM


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 02-16-2018 12:59 AM

Thanks Joe. This set is growing and I’m learning a few things along the way.

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

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