Kitchen Paper Towel Holder

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Project by robscastle posted 03-09-2014 03:13 AM 1553 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday saw me doing a bit of a tidy up.
However part way through the task i found some stock suitable for a vertical towel holder my son had asked me for the week earlier.
The Materials:
The vertical post Yellow Stringybark
The base: a section of jointed Jarah I had as an off cut from an earlier project.

The Process:
Making the Post: I cut the post square and dimensioned it to suit the inside dimensions of the paper towel
Ran it through my shaper and rounded it into a cylinder
Cut it to length to suit.

Making the base: I squared up and cut it to suit the outer diameter of the paper towel.
Bored a sunken hole with a forstner bit, drilled the center through and countersunk the under side
sanded the pole to a tight fit and attached it with a single screw from underneath.

I didn’t glue the post in at this stage as I may have to dismantle it for delivery

Finish: I sanded everything with 120 and then 220 grit and applied a coat of Tung Oil for finishing
Time: about 1 Hr and time for coffee, and then think about that tidy up task again, I am sure I will find something else more interesting to do.

Additional info:

After all the unexpected comments I sent some time checking out information I missed whilst away.
By chance I saw a post by PASs showing some Beall wood polishing so I thought I would give it a go.

The Towel holder was selected as the test piece. I was impressed with the result and did blog “Wood Burnishing” to pass on my results.

Here is an add on Photo, The rest are within the blog.

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 05:08 AM

Simple, functional, win!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 05:28 AM

anything for a chance to quit cleaning huh

nice you managed to put a round peg
in a round hole

all those years of learning
paid off

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 06:26 AM

nice piece Rob, like patron says, any excuse to stop cleaning up.

Thanks for showing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 08:54 AM

nice work.

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 12:46 PM

Handy Dandy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 03-10-2014 01:36 AM

Very “Clean” looking Piece!

-- signature line goes here. Why here?

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#7 posted 03-14-2014 08:31 AM

Beautiful wood and a nice simple design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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