Butterfly Paper Towel Holder

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Project by Bill Hall posted 10-25-2007 09:10 PM 2430 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I really got into woodworking this year after finishing all of the house projects. This was a request from my Mother for her birthday present. I used a Dremel with a router base attachment to freehand the purple heart inlays.


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#1 posted 10-25-2007 09:33 PM

A very unique paper towel holder. Very nice indeed.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-25-2007 09:53 PM

Thanks! I appreciate any kind of feedback.


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#3 posted 10-25-2007 09:55 PM

Bill a great item. How deep is the purpleheart inlay

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-25-2007 10:10 PM

Thank you very much. The inlays are probably around 1/8” to 1/4” deep. My inlay pieces weren’t all the same thickness as I’m new to my 10” bandsaw (a freebie from Craigslist). So, I adjusted the depth for each piece and took my random-orbital sander and card scraper to the inlay to make it flush.


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#5 posted 10-26-2007 12:18 AM

Great looking piece.

-- Andy

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#6 posted 10-26-2007 01:17 AM

Nice inlay work and unique piece!

-- Spread love with our work

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#7 posted 10-26-2007 04:42 AM

Boy that Purpleheart really makes this piece just pop out at ya. Very Nice indeed.

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#8 posted 10-26-2007 05:18 AM

Very nice!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 10-26-2007 05:45 AM

This looks like a fun little project. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 10-26-2007 09:17 AM

Nice paper towel holder.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 05-13-2008 08:43 PM

cute!!! I am in the process of finishing a Butterfly Child’s swing for our swingset…i like the inlay—-mine is much simpler…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 08-01-2008 02:01 AM

another great project : )

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