Fishing Reel TP Holder

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Project by woody57 posted 10-13-2011 09:04 PM 2430 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my son in law who is an avid fisherman. My many thanks go out to Shopdog and especially thelt who sent me a copy of the plans.

I deveated from the plans a little. For one thing I bought the spring loaded tube at the hardware store. The handle turns on the end of a brass screw.

The main body is 1/2” red oak and the handle, drag adjuster, gear box, and dowels are made from mahogany.
The part that mounts to the wall is red oak with red oak stain.

Thanks for looking

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 11:46 PM

great tp holder

-- Chalk

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#2 posted 10-14-2011 12:08 AM

Awesomeness!!! What a great idea!!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#3 posted 10-14-2011 12:14 AM

I would love to have the plans to try and make one of these myself if you don’t mind sharing. My email is :

-- Chalk

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#4 posted 10-14-2011 12:39 AM

Great job will be starting mine tomarrow.

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

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#5 posted 10-14-2011 01:14 AM

Cool idea.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 10-14-2011 03:16 PM

Nice job Emmett, I would love to make one if you could send me the plan, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 04:19 PM

I like this. I was thinking of turning some parts for a fly reel and your tp holder has inspired me.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#8 posted 10-14-2011 05:10 PM

That was “reely” neat! I guess you are all done except for the paperwork.

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#9 posted 10-15-2011 05:36 AM

Those are so neat and you’ve done a nice job building it too. Do you use them to fish for toilet trout?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 10-15-2011 07:55 PM

You certainly go to the bottom of that project woody57

Does it have a very loud ratchet so you can tell if someone is using too much paper ? LOL

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#11 posted 10-15-2011 08:12 PM

Unique idea and well done. You kind of change the priorities of a fishing real usually with a fishing real it’s more important to real in ,but in this case it’s more important to real out. :))

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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