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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-02-2014 04:55 AM 1227 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a paper towel holder made out of necessity for our park model here in the desert. It was cut from Acacia wood for the sides and mesquite for the spindle and the top rail. Both woods are from the scrap pile at the saw mill..
The spindle and the end ball have a 1/4-20 thread in the end.

I tried to capture some sap wood and heart wood in the side supports

It is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-02-2014 05:40 AM

Looks very nice!

Did you Tap the threads into the wood… or did you use a Threaded Insert for the knob?

COOL…

Glad you can do something there in your Winter home… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Todd Barrone

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#2 posted 03-02-2014 05:44 AM

Look’s good man, i love the grain in the wood.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 06:22 AM

The wood grain is awesome. 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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stefang

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 09:27 AM

Looks great Jim. You could use a wider one like that in your shop to make it easy to tear off a sheet to protect your bench from glue-ups, or to rough draw plans with.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 03-02-2014 10:04 AM

Another handy object for you desert retreat Jim, like the way you showed the grain.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#6 posted 03-02-2014 12:07 PM

I like some sapwood in projects. This is really nice Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 03-02-2014 12:24 PM

Nice paper towel holder Jim…have been meaning to make one of those for ages…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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majuvla

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#8 posted 03-02-2014 12:42 PM

Verry nice and simple.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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bondogaposis

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#9 posted 03-02-2014 01:26 PM

Looks great, I’ve got to make one of these for myself.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 03-02-2014 02:12 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. I had to make a new one because the plastic one kept dropping the roll when you pulled on it. This was a necessity. The wood was free!!

Hi Joe. I did tap both pieces of wood and turned a screw into one piece.

Cheers, Jim

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 03-02-2014 02:20 PM

Very nicely done with very nice wood grain.

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

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 03-02-2014 03:06 PM

A nice mixture of heart and sap wood. My favorite. Looks great.

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

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Grumpymike

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#13 posted 03-02-2014 05:06 PM

It’s amazing just how flimsy some of the paper towel holders really are.
Now Jim, I have checked several maps and I find no desert in Michigan … I assume that you head for the South West for the winter??
I just bought some Acacia wood from a local arborist here in Arizona; Really anxious to use it for something.
Acacia and Mesquite … Surly one of a kind.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 03-02-2014 05:49 PM

Hi Mike! You are correct, we are not in Michigan where the snow is as deep as an Indian’s butt!
We are in Casa Grande, Az. We try not to have to buy wood because of all the trees being cut around here, but sometimes we do have to buy dry wood for projects. The Acacia on this holder was green when I started

Where are you located in Az?

Cheers, Jim

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

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BusterB

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#15 posted 03-02-2014 07:15 PM

Wow Jim, you did that scrap pile proud….lol buddy of mine gave me a piece of “lace wood” that supposedly only grows in queensland austrialia….its beautiful just not very much of it. This might be a cool project to try to duplicate using 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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