Just a thought. I agree that the base should probably be a bit larger as I can envision it tipping when tearing off a sheet, requiring holding the top of the roll to prevent that. Alternatively, I could envision a "handle" that is the same thickness as the base, but projects outward (like a peninsular) say ~4" to provide a means of holding onto the holder while tearing off the sheet. Also, instead of a dowel-like stick, perhaps a diamond shape stick to facilitate the tearing. The edge of the diamond could have a small radius to it, and because of its diamond shape could serve to tear off a sheet from either direction in case the roll was put on from the opposite end. Just my .02. Regardless, I like the project.
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