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Paper Napkin Holder ( A request from my better half)

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 05-12-2019 02:25 PM 1422 views 12 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife put in a request for a dinner napkin holder. I did a search on LJ’s and found one that she liked. I ask permission to make one but I didn’t get an answer so I just went ahead and made a close copy of the one I found.
I would like to thank Greg for his insertion and also give him due credit for his design.
You can see Greg’s project here

The base is Maple the uprights are Walnut the keeper is cherry with a Maple thumb pull. The finish is lacquer.
I left the front of the base large enough for maybe a small fancy salt and pepper shaker. The little lady hasn’t made up her mind yet!
All the wood used was just laying around the shop.

Thanks for looking … Looking forward to the comments! Good or Bad!
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Update! The little lady made up her mind and choose these two salt and pepper shakers.
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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FloridaArt

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#1 posted 05-12-2019 02:53 PM

Excellent execution. Unique. Will be a point of discussion at many meals!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#2 posted 05-12-2019 03:51 PM

Very cool Design Tony, and a super build too.

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#3 posted 05-12-2019 04:21 PM

Beautiful design and craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 05-12-2019 04:21 PM

Well it’s just wonderful isn’t it?! and never forget the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. Really nicely done!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 05-12-2019 04:58 PM

A real beaut Tony. Very well done as all of your projects are.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-12-2019 05:34 PM

Very cool fesign. Inovative and unique way of keep napkins tight

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-12-2019 05:56 PM

wonderful way to store napkins outside for cookouts GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 05-12-2019 06:12 PM

Gotta build one now Tony. Thanks for the link to the original and thanks for sharing your interpretation of it.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#9 posted 05-12-2019 07:00 PM

Absolutely love it w’T’C. Have been racking my brain on how to secure that elusive loose leaf. Damn… again I love it… so simple (taking nothing from the idea) yet brilliant and adds that extra penache…

I have made hundreds of these (well actually 4, couldn’t compete with rc’s Sungka production line)) and have been looking for such a solution for over 6 years….

PS. Neat animation… How’d you get your hand to move without leaving the arm?

PPS. Love that pixie saddle…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 05-12-2019 07:00 PM

Thank You, Art, Jim, Sludgeguy, Jerry, Mike, Ivan, Tony and Lee

Lee I see you put this in your favorites folder. You may already know how to do this and properly better than me. But I’ll share how I bent the cherry. This was the first time I attempted to bend wood. I soaked two thin strips of cherry added some glue and pressed them in this form that I cut out on the bad saw. I let it dry for a few days and ended up with the shape I needed. I know there are other ways to do this but this one worked ok for me.
Hope to see you post one also!
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Edit; Lee If I had to do the keeper again I would make the band saw cut a bit different. I would make the cut like you see here…on the red line. I think the thumb pull would fit better and maybe look better. There is always some spring back when you take it out of the form.
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 05-12-2019 07:10 PM

LittleBlackDuck


Absolutely love it w T C. Have been racking my brain on how to secure that elusive loose leaf. Damn… again I love it… so simple (taking nothing from the idea) yet brilliant and adds that extra penache…

I have made hundreds of these (well actually 4, couldn t compete with rc s Sungka production line)) and have been looking for such a solution for over 6 years….

- LittleBlackDuck

Thanks LBD. Love that nutty idea for the towel roll! Hey that spring you see was from stuff that I caramelized. I think the spring came from a flashlight cap. The little hinge was just the right size.
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-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 05-12-2019 07:38 PM


.... Love that nutty idea….
- woodshaver Tony C

Been noted for screwing things up!

Must admit… have a penchant for wooden threads!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 05-12-2019 07:41 PM

.... Love that nutty idea….
- woodshaver Tony C

Been noted for screwing things up!

- LittleBlackDuck

I Would love to make one but I don’t have a wrench that large! LOL!
Did you make he treads on a lathe? A tool I don’t own!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 05-12-2019 08:45 PM


.... I don t have a wrench that large….
- woodshaver Tony C

Pssst! Don’t tell anyone… but you can make your own…,


Did you make he treads on a lathe? A tool I don t own!
- woodshaver Tony C

And you will NEVER own… I’m keeping if for myself and it’s not in my will… to anyone… so forget it.

Here is a picture of one of the 4… I keep giving it away as a present but they keep returning it saying it all screwed up…

actually looking at the photo I’m not surprised it was returned… it’s skinny and naked.

Ok Mr. T... I am hijacking this blog as I often tend to do (as I’m vindictive).... I reckon rc, pottzy, anthm27, D’P’ and many more will breathe a sigh of relief…

I use the Beall threader....

Damn, the guy should pay me commission. There are many threader boxes available (or you can chase your own threads on a lathe), however, if you want diversity, the Beall kit(ss) are more economicall than the sum off the individual thread boxes. Down side is you need a router… better still a trimmer… mirco adjustment is preferable if only to make life easier… I have been threatening to make a blog about wooden threads but I keep getting distracted with my stupid commets here at LJ’s and then the next moth trying to defend myself…

Nitty gritty… (and hell it’s 4:30am here so excuse if the camera is still asleep and out of focus…

Micro adjustable outfeed,

micro ajustable box routing jig,

(reminder to me to do a blog on it one day)
Threaded handle for a plane adjusting mallet,

look close and you’ll see the thread…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 05-12-2019 09:03 PM

LBD, the only thing in my shop with treads are my vice’s and push broom! LOL! All those neat treads are above and beyond my talent level but. I can see how micro adjustments jig’s with treads can be very useful. This type of work would definitely turn me in to a screw up!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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