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Project by doubleDD posted 11-19-2019 12:55 PM 855 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a couple cases of these c-fold paper towels that I use in the garage and the shop. You can get them on e-bay for $10.00 a case delivered at times. I always kept a stack of them on a shelf or the workbench to have them handy when needed. I decided they needed a home. I made this dispenser from some chestnut pieces I had laying around. I used two magnets for the door catch. I made it to fit over the raised panel on one of the shop cabinets. Now they will be in arms reach when I need them. I like these much better than the standard roll paper towels. They are stronger and don’t fall apart as easy. Finished with lacquer.
Now I need to build one for the garage.
Thanks for looking.

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 11-19-2019 01:04 PM

This is ’’must have’’ in every ouse….nice work, nice idea!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#2 posted 11-19-2019 01:07 PM

Nice, Dave. I just use the rolls of blue shop towels in a box, but once again, you’re a classier guy than I am. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 11-19-2019 01:18 PM

nobody has chestnut “laying around” ( lol ) but none the less a towel dispenser is a great addition. nice build Dave

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 11-19-2019 01:33 PM

Ivan you are so right. Quick throw away towels and cheap too.

Thanks Dave. I think the blue towels would be classier looking but they don’t match the decor in the shop. LOL.

Hi Dick. Thanks for looking in. I have quite a few chestnut logs laying around. I pick them up every time they cut down another one around here. Half of them I slice into boards and the other half I make turning blanks. I’m lucky that way.

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

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pottz

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#5 posted 11-19-2019 02:05 PM

nice solution to a messy problem,thats a lot nicer cabinet than the ones you buy by far.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 11-19-2019 05:56 PM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-19-2019 07:34 PM

Great idea Dave, it is functional but also looks fantastic, actually good enough to be in the living room. I love Walnut.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 11-19-2019 08:24 PM

Thanks pottz, it turned out a lot nicer than I tought for a quick job.

Thanks hoss.

Thanks Mike. I’ll try putting it in the living room and let you know what my wife thinks. LOL.
Oh, it’s Chestnut, not walnut.

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

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 11-19-2019 08:26 PM

A well deserved top 3 award Dave.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 11-19-2019 08:59 PM


Hi Dick. Thanks for looking in. I have quite a few chestnut logs laying around. I pick them up every time they cut down another one around here. Half of them I slice into boards and the other half I make turning blanks. I m lucky that way.

- doubleDD


good golly, we don’t have any around here (to my knowledge) to cut down. I have a small stash of wormy that I get into on rare occasions.
How do you slice them – do you have a band saw mill ?
and congrats on the DT3

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-19-2019 09:40 PM

Real nice case for that type of paper towel.

I use the ones on the roll and have holders for them everywhere.

Cheers, Jim

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

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Woodknack

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#12 posted 11-19-2019 11:03 PM

Very handy solution. Heck I would use that in the kitchen.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 11-20-2019 02:42 AM

Thanks Tony.

Hi Dick. I cut them all on a bandsaw. I made this resaw jig years ago and this is my main source of lumber for most of my projects. I can cut up to a 30’’ long log with it since I upgraded to a larger clamp. The hardest part is picking up the log. Saves me money and keeps me out of trouble.
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Thanks Jim. Lately I prefer these type of towels. I let my wife use the rolled ones now. LOL.

Rick, my wife did say if it held the rolled ones she wouldn’t mind having it in the kitchen but to each their own.

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

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BobWemm

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#14 posted 11-20-2019 07:27 AM

Good one Dave,
Looks really neat against the cupboard.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BusterB

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#15 posted 11-20-2019 10:04 AM

Hey Dave, that looks as handy as the pocket on a shirt…nice job.

-- 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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