|Project by AJswoodshop||posted 06-12-2013 01:30 AM||959 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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”