Fishing Reel Toiliet Paper Holder

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Project by Ken90712 posted 10-24-2011 04:04 PM 6920 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First off, a big “Thank-you” to Deeman, who shared these plans with anyone on Lumberjocks who requested them.

I had to make this project for a friend of mine who lives and works with me in Southern California & who is a complete fishing Nut! He recently returned from an 8 day fishing trip with roughly 1000 pounds of Yellow Tail and Mahi Mahi. He always brings over a bunch of it for Blondie and I and will never take any money.

I changed up the plans some as when I made the size according to plans the toilet paper was to tight & rubbed against the dowels. I used Blue oak and Hard maple and Black Walnut trying to give it some contrast. This was a great filler project during some other things I’m working on.

I’m in the middle of building and outdoor dining table and have welded up the base. I was thinking of do a blog but wasn’t sure about posting the first phase as it was all metal and would hate to upset the “Wood Gods!!!” LOL

All comments are welcome as always, and thx to everyone.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 04:11 PM

Hi Ken;

Nice paper holder.

I would be interested in seeing your table base, in spite of the lack of wood. It is part of the overall project.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 04:20 PM

Thx Lee, I posted the start of the table in a blog as some others I have chatted with agree with your thoughts as well. Hope all is well Buddy!

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

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 04:27 PM

Wonderful, hope you catch a big one… Naaa that was not the right comment I guess.
Big smile,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 04:50 PM

Beautiful idea

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 05:06 PM

looks great.

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

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 05:31 PM

Great idea

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 06:00 PM

That is such a cool idea, I bet a paper towel holder would work for that design too. Great choice of wood too.

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 06:11 PM

lmao Mafe!

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 06:50 PM

Hope I was not misunderstood, I love it.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 08:31 PM

love the idea.

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#11 posted 10-24-2011 08:35 PM

sorry, was going to add… I teach kids with learning difficulties in a secondary school in Scotland and would love the pattern, where can i get it? And does anyone have simple wood plans the kids could follow

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#12 posted 10-24-2011 08:48 PM


What a GIFT for such a fisherman!

1,000 lbs of choice fish!! I can’t imagine that much fish caught on a personal fishing outing!

A Beautiful gift... I’m sure he WILL appreciate it very much!


It will generate several comments, I’m sure!

Thank you!

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

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#13 posted 10-24-2011 09:06 PM

Great job, Ken…I know someone like your friend….he quite his job in NY and moved to Alaska to be a chef at a fishing retreat LOL….

Cool project I might have to build one for him…I just wonder how much for shipping….

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#14 posted 10-24-2011 10:30 PM

I will favourite that for all my fishing buddies.. thanks for posting… nice job…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#15 posted 10-24-2011 10:48 PM

Love the dispenser. That is the perfect gift for a fishermen

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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