Paper Towel Roll Holder

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 446 days ago 786 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a really simple project that you can make with a few basic tools, it a paper towel roll holder. I used one of my favorite kinds of wood for this project, poplar. The reason I like poplar is that it’s inexpensive, and the color of the wood is different in each board. I rounded the top of the dowel of just by using a 1/2” roundover bit, and made the cove on the dowel by using the table saw and turning the dowel to create a cove shape, and then I raise the blade up slightly until I get the correct size. Make sure that you only take of about a 1/16” on each pass, you will get a really rough cut if you try to take of to much material at once. I cut the corners of of the base to remove the sharp edges, and rounded the base over with a 3/8” roundover bit. I drilled a hole in the base to accept the dowel for extra strength. I like the natural look of the poplar so I just put on three coats of polyurethane.

This project was inspired by Woodgears (Mattias Wandel). He made a paper towel roll holder this week and really like the design.

Base 5/8” x 5 1/2” x 7 3/4”
Dowel 1 1/4” x 14” 5/8”

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 446 days ago

I’m on Mattias Wandel mailing list also and watched him make his. You did a great job on your paper towel holder also!

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#2 posted 446 days ago

Very nice work AJ

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#3 posted 446 days ago

Nice job on that one, AJ!!.................Jim

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

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-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#5 posted 446 days ago

Very good, Al… Keep it up…

Thank you.

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