Shop towel- Bench dog

  • Advertise with us
Project by Kindlingmaker posted 02-08-2009 08:33 PM 2846 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finding a place to mount a shop towel rack close enough to the work bench was becoming a head scratcher so… Using 3 1/2” x 3/4” poplar and 3/4” red oak dowel a rack was made so that it could use the dog holes in the work bench. The holes were bored with a 3/4” forester bit then the dowels were glued in place. The lower portion of the dowels were slighty tampered for ease on entery into the dog holes. The towel rack was then mounted on the top of upper board to allow more working room on the work bench and so that the paper towels could be easily torn off one sheet at a time. The bottom board acts as a movable stop for clamping in work projects. When not in use the new rack can be stored under the bench or on the wall.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

9 comments so far

View Rick D.'s profile

Rick D.

56 posts in 3758 days

#1 posted 02-08-2009 08:41 PM

great idea, now on my to do list!

-- segmented turning kits --->

View John Gray's profile

John Gray

2370 posts in 4248 days

#2 posted 02-08-2009 10:42 PM

Good idea!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

View MickeyD's profile


130 posts in 3889 days

#3 posted 02-09-2009 12:22 AM

I think I am going to like this project….no more “Mickey, could you hand me a towel”

-- -Willing to try

View Peter Oxley's profile

Peter Oxley

1426 posts in 4237 days

#4 posted 04-18-2009 05:04 PM

Great idea! You could have one for waxed paper too …

-- -- --

View Kindlingmaker's profile


2658 posts in 3889 days

#5 posted 04-20-2009 05:44 PM

Peter O, I like that idea since I use so much wax paper for glueing and finishing. Hummm… Maybe a double roller…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View PurpLev's profile


8551 posts in 4011 days

#6 posted 04-20-2009 05:53 PM

great idea!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View Luke's profile


545 posts in 3656 days

#7 posted 05-22-2009 12:38 AM

Yeah I like that. I think it would suit me better if I lowered it closer to the table… nice.

-- LAS,

View a1Jim's profile


117616 posts in 3940 days

#8 posted 05-22-2009 12:41 AM

I wonder if my wife will let me do that to her kitchen counter top. cool Idea well done.

View Minnersota's profile


5 posts in 3618 days

#9 posted 07-23-2009 11:46 PM

Outstanding idea. I love it!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics