Plate Holder

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-03-2008 04:06 PM 1416 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aug 2, 2008

Last year my aunt brought me a page out of a magazine with the plans (or part of them anyway) for this plate holder.

This morning, I finally got around to making it.

The Wood
The base and clamp are aromatic cedar
The dowel is just a dowel.

The Plate
The plate is the commemorative plate for my old school. I went there from Grade 1 – 8 (1964-1970)

The Background
The background for the pix is the sofa that came from my great-grandfather’s house. It was probably purchased by my great-uncles. Don’t know how old it is but it’s cool.

The Challenge
The hard part was putting in the angled slot in the base. Maybe next time I’d try putting it in the wood first and then cutting out the shape. Should be much easier that way to set the mitre saw on an angle and just plunge it to the required depth without fear of cutting through the edges.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 08-03-2008 04:49 PM

Nice. Did you glue up the base from two woods or did you just luck into the symmetric heartwood-sapwood coloring? Also, that fabric on the couch is cool (That’s it…no more watching Project Runway with the wife!).

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-03-2008 04:56 PM

Very nice Debbie.

And it’s adjustable for all sizes.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 08-03-2008 05:05 PM

Very good idea.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 08-03-2008 06:11 PM

that’s the wood Douglas… I
and I agree re: couch fabric – how nice of you to notice hahaa

yes, it’s adjustable. so I can highlight different plates.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 08-03-2008 06:29 PM


A lot easier and more versatile than a plate shelf.

I like it!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 06:49 PM

thanks :)

I tried wobbling the plate holder to see if it held the plate and yes. I wouldn’t want to move it around TOO carelessly but the clamp on the top does hold it down.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-03-2008 07:01 PM

That’s very cool Debbie! Nice exectuion.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 08-03-2008 07:20 PM

thanks Gary :)

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#9 posted 08-04-2008 01:28 AM


A regular professional now huh, Ms. Debbie!

Great job!


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#10 posted 08-04-2008 01:48 AM

ooooooh professional!! :D :D :D

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#11 posted 08-05-2008 08:52 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#12 posted 08-05-2008 09:06 PM

thank you :)

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