Paper Towel Holder

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Project by GaryW posted 12-03-2012 11:51 PM 1034 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes, somethink simple is easy to make. Made this paper towel hold from scrap cedar and two dowel rods.

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 12:04 AM

Boy, you do not know how many times I have told myself to whip one of these things out! I just hate the plastic one we have, yet I still need to do this. Thanks for the reminder. And good job, I did notice the router work on the base 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 12:18 AM

Neat and simple idea, good way to use up scrap!!!!!!!

-- hotrodjohn, colorado

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 12:51 AM

I’m with Mike, need to, just haven’t. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 04:34 AM

Looks nice! How did you make the little bulge in the base for the smaller rod? Did you freehand that, or use a compass and French curve, or something?

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#5 posted 12-05-2012 12:47 AM

It was the width of the wood that set the size. the paper roll was 6 ” so the big circle is 7 ”, after that to the edge was about 1 1/2” so I set the circle thingie’ from the 7 ” circle to the edge, and drew another circle. set the 1/4 rod in between the two circles and the 1 1/8” center rod was the center of the big circle, both rods are 13 ”.
yes I burned it with the router (too slow and kind of shaky) that speed scares me ! Had to make two cuts with the router, the lip was too small on the first pass. it still needs another two coats of poly.
But she needed another one to replace the plastic one, she loves it

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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