Paper Towel Holder

I had made a desk for my 6 years of age boy. The desk had a back rack supported by a row of arches cut from . In this project, I use the remaining cutouts from these arches to make the sides of a holder. The two sides are connected by two strips of which likewise hold the piece to the underside of the kitchen cabinet. The walnut strips and sides are attached together with a dovetail joint. I likewise use a scrap piece of for the axle to hold the paper towels between the 2 sides. I turn the axle on the to make a tenon at each end to suit a round hole in each of the sides. This assists hold the axle in location. I likewise turn a large channel in between the tenons on the axle to hold the in location.

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22 Comments

  1. How do you prepare your beeswax/linseed oil finish? I have never heard of that before you mentioned it, but it seems to have such a soft and warm quality.

  2. wow, amazing video,love your work, just subscribed, and omg, that is the biggest disk sander i have ever seen!

  3. I like your woodworking almost as much as your film making. Your videos are wonderfully charming, and thoughtful, and funny. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. I love watching woodworking videos of all kinds and you are making the most creative, enjoyable videos around. I love your stop motion and audio! The woodworking is interesting too 🙂

  5. I never thought I would enjoy watching a paper towel holder being made as much as I enjoyed watching this! Excellent!

  6. I don’t know why I like watching you make random things so much. Thanks for the hours of entertainment 🙂

  7. hi frank… great design! buy the way how do you get your tools and parts to move on their own like that?  absolutely brilliant!……cheers

  8. Great video Frank and a very nice idea with the washers to stop the rail from dropping. but i really have to ask, how long it took to make the dovetails? Wouldn’t it have been easier to cut them by hand, with a saw? it had to have taken a lot of time. i’m not trying to be mean or anything, i love your work…
    keep it up, best of luck brother

  9. Hey Frank Love the special effects !! It really adds to your clips Thanks and keep up the good work.

  10. Coming from the editing world, your stop motion is on point. Thank you for making these videos.

  11. I’ve avoided this video for so long bc I thought a simple paper towel holder would be utterly boring. I was pleasantly surprised. Very interesting to see (and hear) your thought process. Such a simple item, but a complex process. Thanks!

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