fishing reel toilet paper holder

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Project by freighttrain posted 07-11-2011 04:18 PM 16712 views 55 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my version of the fishing reel. As you can see i bought a plastic roll holder since i dont have a lathe to turn one.This would be much better if i had a bandsaw and a drill press but i really enjoyed making is walnut cherry and pine. Finish is dewaxed shellac three coats rub on poly and two coats of wax.

I want to thank fellow lumberjock DEEMAN for the effort he put forth in getting me the plans just want to show you it was appreciated and used. Thanks very much!!! Thanks to all you guys for looking and your helpful comments.

-- freighttrain,ky

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#1 posted 07-11-2011 04:27 PM

Wow, very clever and very nice ! Does the toilet paper roll down when you turn the handle?

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#2 posted 07-11-2011 04:28 PM

no it doesnt was thinking of doing that but due to the offset handle i didnt. would be easy to do if you moved the handle to the center but you would have to shorten it so it doesnt hit the wall when turned

-- freighttrain,ky

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#3 posted 07-11-2011 04:28 PM

Now that takes care of the fisherman who has everything.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-11-2011 04:30 PM

I have been wating to get some time do make one of these for a buddy. It was great of fellow LJ Deeman to share the plans with everyone on here that wanted it. Too cool!

Yours looks great! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-11-2011 05:07 PM

One of the coolest things I have seen here!


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#6 posted 07-11-2011 05:37 PM

What a brilliant idea. I have a friend who just turned 65 and it’s very hard to know what to give/make him for a gift. He’s a keen fisherman…... Perhaps you’ve solved the problem. By the way, your project is fabulous. Thanks.

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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#7 posted 07-11-2011 08:12 PM

Nice! my dad would love one of these. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 01:12 AM

I love it. Well done.

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 03:23 AM

Jenn thinks this is ‘reely’ cute!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 01:26 PM

That is so cool! I would love to have one of those hanging next to me on the thrown.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 07:33 PM

Does it make the “clicking” sound when you pull the paper?? Now THAT would be cool !!!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#12 posted 07-12-2011 08:21 PM

no but it wouldnt be hard to make it do that

-- freighttrain,ky

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#13 posted 07-13-2011 04:37 AM

Looks great. It was my pleasure to help out

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#14 posted 07-15-2011 12:52 AM

Great job! Looks like the “reel” thing! Where can I get the plans?

-- gator a

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#15 posted 07-15-2011 01:44 AM

great job, I need to make one for my brother in law.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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