Paper Plate Holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-13-2020 04:08 PM 1307 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a holder for 9” paper plates or whatever one wants to keep in it. We have one in our trailer here in the park and I made this one for the upcoming craft sale.

I don’t know what kind of wood it is, though. We found this big log and had it cut up at John Goodwin’s sawmill last year. Most of the wood was cracked pretty bad from the summer heat in the desert but I managed to find some good pieces for this project. The wood has a very busy red grain and lots of pitch pockets in it all over. I filled them with black Jet inlay and epoxy and finished the piece with Danish Oil and satin polyurethane.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 01-13-2020 04:19 PM

gheeeeezow, that is nifty

Jim, you finally did something that I can replicate so I WILL add it to my favorites – I need a bunch of these for our fall show.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-13-2020 04:29 PM

Nice to have on a windy day Jim! Looks great!

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#3 posted 01-13-2020 08:46 PM


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#4 posted 01-13-2020 10:11 PM

Great idea.

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

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#5 posted 01-13-2020 10:51 PM

Clever idea! Well done

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#6 posted 01-14-2020 01:20 AM

Jim you did that mystery wood proud…nice work 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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#7 posted 01-14-2020 02:00 AM

JIm….. That is a really good idea.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 01-14-2020 03:57 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I wish I knew what that wood is!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#9 posted 01-14-2020 08:07 AM

That’s pretty cool Jim.


-- 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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#10 posted 01-14-2020 10:59 AM

So cool shape gor so cool purpose!!Amaizing idea

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#11 posted 01-14-2020 03:14 PM

Really nice, Jim! That’s some beautiful wood.

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#12 posted 01-14-2020 03:32 PM

Very much a cool idea. I wish you knew what kind of lumber it is. Must be from somewhere in the area.
Maybe a forum post to have someone identify it. I really like it. I see two holes in the back is that for hanging?

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#13 posted 01-14-2020 04:49 PM

Love the idea, especially for outdoor use.

-- 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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#14 posted 01-14-2020 06:28 PM

Mystery wood has a killer grain pattern, and also has what look like Gum streaks, and pitch pockets, which is my favorite from Cherry. So taking an open grain reddish brown hardwood with some looks of Cherry I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you have some Jatoba also known as Brazilian Cherry

This idea of a paper plate holder is an awesome organizer. I think you will be borrowed upon…. :-) I freely admit to having placed this thread into my fav’s

Nice job Jim.

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#15 posted 01-14-2020 11:09 PM

Very creative. Was this log you found a spices that grows in the desert or do you think it was brought here to dry.
I had a house in big bear lake. The people that sold fire wood there would take the cut wood down to the desert to dry. It would cut the drying time in half.
Maybe this was the case with the mystery wood.
Can you make one that will withstand the Santa Ana winds of southern Calif.
I could use one. (:-)

-- James E McIntyre

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