Napkin Holders.....

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Project by JL7 posted 12-16-2012 06:10 PM 2101 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have a friend that hinted at wanting a napkin holder for Christmas, so made her one plus a couple extras…..

Not my design, I think maybe a Wood Magazine plan. Wenge, Yellowheart, Maple and Cherry. Decided to mix the colors up….I’m color blind, so hopefully they are not too obnoxious…...

Used spray lacquer from a rattle can (first time trying this) and a little buffing with 0000 steel wool and wax.

Thanks for looking….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 06:25 PM

Looks good Jeff. These will make fine gifts. I wanted to make some for Christmas presents, but procrastinated too long, oops.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 06:37 PM

Nice gifts Jeff.
Nothing obnoxious there.
She should love it.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 08:25 PM

They look very well together. I think they’re awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 09:08 PM

A very unique and cool design,great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 09:18 PM

Jeff they look great like the diffrent colors too, nice logo ,see you loving that CNC

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 09:40 PM

Napkin holders?!? Are you sure? I still say they are “Mini-Arbors” for bonsai trees, ya gotz them upside down!!! Lol.

They look great! She and whoever else receives them are going to love using them. Love the JL7 engraving!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 09:46 PM

That is very nice work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 09:50 PM

Hey folks – thanks for the comments….....Shane – pretty funny – oops, I forgot Christmas….....Eddie – the CNC is pretty fun toy…’s all booked up right now tho….Randy – I may now just have to pickup a bonsai tree and try them out….. thanks for the insight!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 12-16-2012 10:20 PM

Almost every color in the rainbow. Nice work Jeff.
They have an Oriental look to me.
I like them. Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 12-16-2012 11:10 PM

Great work sir. A future project for sure.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 02:24 AM

Thanks guys….much appreciated.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#12 posted 12-17-2012 06:35 PM

Hey Jeff, were you satisfied w the Rattle can lacquer? It seems to be the right method for objects with so many surfaces, facets.

They look great.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#13 posted 12-18-2012 12:32 AM

BigMig – the laquer worked out pretty well, only had a few puddles and really no runs. A bit of 220 between coats worked out…..thanks!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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