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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM

    A Little Flatwork

    I had a lady contact me a while back asking about a paper towel holder I show on my website. It's one I made for our house not too long after I got started back into woodworking. She wanted one similar to mine, with cherry as the primary wood and strips of other woods as accents. After I did a few SketchUp mockups for her, and this is what she ultimately decided on:

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    Nothing fancy...just a long cutting board cut into three pieces and butt-jointed with pocket screws. It's cherry with maple, walnut, and purpleheart accents, finished with wipe-on oil/varnish blend, buffed, then waxed with Renaissance wax. The towel rod is spring-loaded. I don't recall where I got it from...I bought a half dozen a few years ago from some craft material supply place I found on the web. Anyway, it's not fine or fancy woodworking, but she's happy with it, and thus so am I.

    Comments and criticisms are all welcome.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    I can certainly see why she is happy

    Only thing wrong with it is that it is not in my kitchen

    Nice work Vaughn!
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    That's one fancy paper towel holder.

    Great job Vaughn !!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    As usual Vaughn, very nice!!
    I with the pocket holes until I looked at the pictures and realized no screws on the ends ! Great feature/idea!!

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    You are too modest. I have liked those things sine I saw them on your site. Very nice version. I'm sure she'll enjoy it.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Great job Vaughn as usual. I've seen your work first hand and can say that she will be very happy with it.

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  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Now...that is just right fine.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Thats one fancy paper towel holde. Very nice Vaughn!
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  9. #9
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    Mar 2008
    Creston, Ohio
    very nice work, really like the contrast with the purpleheart added

  10. #10
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    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    NICE Vaughn
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