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March 16, 2013

Paper Towel Holder

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 10:19 am

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I had made a desk for my 6 year old son. The desk had a back shelf supported by a row of arches cut from English walnut. In this project, I use the leftover cutouts from these arches to make the sides of a paper towel holder. The two sides are connected by two strips of black walnut which also hold the piece to the underside of the kitchen cabinet. The walnut strips and sides are attached together with a dovetail joint. I also use a scrap piece of black walnut for the axle to hold the paper towels between the two sides. I turn the axle on the lathe to make a tenon at each end to fit into a round hole in each of the sides. This helps hold the axle in place. I also turn a wide channel between the tenons on the axle to hold the paper towel in place.

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