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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 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.

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

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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. ;-)
 

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

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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.
 

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

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That looks great. Great job buddy
 

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

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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.
 

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A well deserved top 3 award Dave.
 

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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
 

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Real nice case for that type of paper towel.

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

Cheers, Jim
 

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

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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.


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.
 

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Good one Dave,
Looks really neat against the cupboard.

Bob
 

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

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Thanks Bob. I'm glad it looked good against the cabinet cause I'm running out of room on wall space. LOL.

Buster, that's a saying I'll have to remember. I like it. Back inthe day all my T-shirts had pockets, nowadays it's hard to find one.
 

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Nicest towel holder ever! Keeping the towels dust free until use is a real bonus.
 

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Thanks John. Yes there were times when there was more dust on the towels than on the work piece. Hehehe
 

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Dave!

That looks like a Super Easy way to make the towels Easy to get!

I really Like it!

Could you give us a Link to an example of eBay item?

Thank you very much!
 
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