Paper Towel holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-10-2013 07:14 PM 3105 views 13 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a house warming gift for my sister. The house she just moved into has maple cabinets and she needed a paper towel holder.

This one is maple and walnut and is finished with semi gloss lacquer. The sides are doweled and glued to the back plate so no screws are showing.

The last show shows the 1/4-20 machine screw threads in the spindle.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 07:16 PM

Nice twist to the classic holder with your addition of Walnut! I’m sure your sister will love it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 07:38 PM

Hello Jim

A simple, a usefull and a nicely done project

What else ?

I like the contrast betwwen the two wood
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 07:50 PM

Your work is always excellent

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 08:08 PM

Will make a nice gift Jim. I like the Walnut striping.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 08:17 PM

Very nice

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 08:39 PM

Very nicely done. I like the accents.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 09:43 PM

Better than a bought one (by far)

-- Living is a constant gamble, life is about working the odds in your favour

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 09:55 PM

Hey that’s real pretty, I am sure she will love it.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 10:01 PM

Hey nice holder Jim. Love the stripe of walnut in it. I have furniture in the house that way. Cool idea with the 1/4-20. I ended up using a wood threader on mine. Take care.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 10:25 PM

Very nice Jim and I agree with Woodfix, so much better than a shop bought one. Great idea and design.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 10:50 PM

Oh thanks ever so much Jim….you know I now gotta try and make one of these…lol I am thinking mine will be a tad bit less Jim like. Been wanting a paper towel dispenser for the shop to put those blue rolled shop towels on. Was gonna buy one but you have thrown down the gauntlet and I may have to see if I can answer…lol Thats super nice and am thinking she will be quite pleased with it.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 12-10-2013 11:00 PM

Howdy Jim.

Nice Rack! – I mean Paper towel dispenser. Basic but super well built. +1 on the walnut stripe. You made it look easy my friend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 12-10-2013 11:02 PM

Yeah, my brother made that!! What a great gift for your sister. Great job Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 12-11-2013 01:10 AM

Very clean and crisp. I luv those 2 woods together. A very nice combination

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 12-11-2013 01:14 AM

Very NICE!

I’m sure she will LOVE it!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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