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Project by jack1 posted 02-14-2012 03:40 AM 1388 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Honey, can you make a paper towel holder for the garage?”
“When do you want it (it’s Sunday 11 am)?”
“By Tuesday.”
“Ok…” ;0)

I gathered some “scraps and cast-offs. 4 pocket screws, 2 wallboard screws with matching wall anchors, glue and a spindle I’d saved from a junked piece I found on the side of the road 14 years ago.

I laid a roll of paper towels on the wide board and allowed 3 1/2” on each side (17” in all) to be able to mount the 3/4” x 5” arms that hold the rod and paper towel that I’d cut from the 2nd board from the top. (Here’s where I got fancy, I routed a 5/8” roman ogee around the edge)...

I then drilled the arms with a 3/4” forstner bit (the rod is 15/16”) and drilled a 1” square plug (from the skinny piece shown) also 3/4”, pinned and glued it to one end. The other plug I drilled with a 5/8” forstner bit, tapered the other end of the rod with a sanding attachment on the drill and made a removable friction fitting.

I used pocket screws to attach the arms and “gold” wallboard screws to mount it to the wall. I’ll paint it someday.

Got me an “ATTABOY”! ;0)

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





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patron

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 04:04 AM

well happy valentines
to the both of you

i recognize those boots
i’ve seen them before

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 04:06 AM

Nice Rack!

Just in TIME!

I like the way you get the roll of towels On/Off… COOL!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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BTKS

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 04:21 AM

Another fine looking fixture!
Isn’t this the most satisfying type of woodworking? Get a request, fix it to order and done! Not to mention an attaboy! Good job.
Hope the chickens and horses are doing well too. Later, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:45 PM

Neat little project!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 04:12 AM

perfect!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 04:46 AM

Very functional holder. Nice job, Jack…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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