|Project by jack1||posted 02-14-2012 03:40 AM||1388 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
“Honey, can you make a paper towel holder for the garage?”
“When do you want it (it’s Sunday 11 am)?”
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 -- ...measure once, curse twice!