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I took a break from building custom Fly Fishing Nets because my 17 y/o nephew was out visiting from Utah. He was staying with Grandma and noticed that G-ma could use a handy dandy napkin holder. So he stayed a couple nights and we sat down and designed for her a pretty darn nice one if I do say so myself! The base is wenge as well as the "spring", and the sides are Bird's Eye Maple. The finger pull is Carolina Cherry Burl. All are finished in deft semi.
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It took us 2 days to make on and off. We added the secondary 4/4 wenge base after realizing it wanted to tip when using the spring. The BEM is super nice.
This was his first functional wood project and he did most of the work including most sanding to 320. He seemed to really enjoy it so I am looking forward to teaching him how to build fishing nets if he's willing.
The bent laminated Wenge "spring" does a nice job of keeping the napkins on the holder.
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It was great spending time with him as he has lived out of state almost his whole life.
Grandma REALLY loves it too!

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Nice job on the napkin holder great design as well, We are our tuffest critics but when we can spend time teaching that what we love to do to someone else especialy a teenager I'm not that old but lets face it teenagers now a days are more interested in video games, facebook and texting so for your nephew to take an intrest in woodworking and turning out something so nice is awsome so great job and hopefully your nephew left your shop with the bug so hell be back asking to learn more.
 

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Amazing work! Love the wood.
 

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Nice photos displaying your work. Now your gotta find some classy napkins…......
 

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This is fantastic, just fantastic. Let the wood speak for itself. Some insanely beautiful pieces of wood featured here. You did them great justice.
 

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Great piece, especially the cherry burl.
 

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super nice! I'd love to see napkins in it to show me how they look in there.

Love the wood selection as well as the finish.

Great job
 

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I really like this design. Great piece. Love your choice of woods, too.
 

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Very nice napkin holder! It's unique and if you wouldn't mind I'd like to try and copy your design.
Thanks for sharing Greg!
 
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