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The Cherry NCNH (Needlessly Complex Napkin Holder)

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Project by BusterB posted 10-26-2019 04:13 PM 1561 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My father in law came over for dinner one night and my wife got out the fancy napkins she uses when company comes over. We usually just use a paper towel since my wife put her foot down over me just using my sleeve…lol. Anyway, she had to stack the napkins on the table since we didn’t have a fancy napkin holder for those fancy napkins. This got the ole wheels to turning so I decided to make her one. Looked at a bunch of examples on line but didn’t see anything that caught my fancy so I just designed my own. This may just be an original design because who else would have went to this extreme for a bunch of napkins…lol. Used some wormy cherry cut-offs that I didn’t have the heart to throw out and and some left over oak dowels. We enjoy going on cruises so I thought the cruise ship carved into it would be a cool touch. The first springs I used were commercial grade and would have withstood a cat I hurricane but it was too much of a struggle to load so I knew she wouldn’t use it so I got some lighter guage ones that are much easier to compress. Wanted the springs since she also loves to cook out so she can tote it outside without fear of the wind blowing the fancy napkins away. Finished Danish oil. It’s 8” wide and 4 1/2” deep. Have about 2.50 in after buying springs.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-26-2019 04:46 PM

Nice design Buster! No more flying UFO’s sailing (pun intended) in the wind and ending up in your nice looking pool and back yard! Nice work!

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

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#2 posted 10-26-2019 05:21 PM

It’s like a napkin bookend holder. Great idea. Adding the cruse ship is a nice touch.
When you’re outside, using your sleeve is justified. (or as what I always say, that’s what pants are for) .LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BusterB

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#3 posted 10-26-2019 07:22 PM

Tony- thank you sir. Use the outdoor space quite a bit…the pool not so much. That’s my wife’s hobby…lol

Dave- thank you sir. Forgot about the pants being a back up to the sleeve…well played sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 10-26-2019 09:28 PM

That’s cool, well done bud.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-26-2019 09:45 PM

Nice napkin holder and it is spring powered!!..Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 10-26-2019 10:35 PM

Ken- thank you buddy.

Jim- thank you sir. Should have seen it with that first set of springs I put in it…it was finger smasher…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 10-26-2019 10:56 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! I say, any job worth doing is worth over doing. I can’t say I blame you for changing springs, meal time isn’t supposed to be a workout. Complex or not, it’s a great looking holder, buddy.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 10-27-2019 12:23 AM

A very nice unit.

Hope it also got you a little slack on the “hioney-DO!” list.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BusterB

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#9 posted 10-27-2019 07:27 AM

Jeff- thank you my friend. Who I wonder doesn’t want hands like Arnold what’s his name lol. Knew it was a bit much when I was having to use a clamp to hold the sliding part back while I lined up the dowels with the holes.

Ralbuck,- thank you sir. That’s a never ending list sir so zero chance of that. Working on a wooden trash bin as we speak…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 10-28-2019 05:26 AM

Very cool idea with those springs!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-28-2019 02:22 PM

The springs are a cool idea! Nothing wrong with making something overly complex 8^)

When you re outside, using your sleeve is justified. (or as what I always say, that s what pants are for) .LOL.

- doubleDD

I like to use cats, self cleaning ya know!

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#12 posted 10-28-2019 02:59 PM

I love your ingenuity Buster. Nicely done.

-- 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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#13 posted 10-29-2019 12:45 AM

Ivan- thank you sir!!

Splintergroup- thank you!!! Still snickering over the cat comment. Well played!!!

L2L-thank you buddy. They say even a bling hog occasionally finds a acorn…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 10-29-2019 05:57 PM

Best over engineered napkin holder EVER, Buster!

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 10-29-2019 08:41 PM

Candy- thank you buddy-ette. Been wondering where you been hiding…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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