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Hi there, here is a paper towel dispenser I turned on the lathe that I made for my wife out of some walnut mill offcuts. It was finished with a rubbing oil and works quite well. I turned it in two pieces then I countersunk the stem into the base and glued it. I also made a larger one out of oak for toilet paper rolls which holds six. I finished the bottom of them with a 1/16 gasket material from automotive.

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I like it, I've been meaning to make one of these for a while, and I'm not sure why i haven't. Anyway, great job, and keep on turnin'
 

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Nice turning project. Walnut is such a gorgeous wood and you continue to use offcuts which is a wonderful re-use of material that would otherwise either go in the dumpster or in the fireplace.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Beautiful wood. It is always good to see someone's "scrap" become something useful.
 

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Pretty nice.
 

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good idea
looks like a fun project
 

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Great use of a nice piece of walnut. I wish it was freely available down under. Welcome to LJ's
 

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Looks great. I made one from oak years ago (simple dowel, circle base, screw on top w/ threaded insert). Lasted for years.

Did you do anything to weight the base? I always wish I had…
 

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No I didn't weigh it but I can always plug it full of lead. Next time I melt some lead I think I'll pour in a lb or 2.
 

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impressive.
 
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