A towel holder for a man cave with a unique wood design will
look good in the workshop. It would also be nice and handy to have a
towel or rag hanging around.
Cutting srips of wood
Strips of wood are cut too different sizes. For a good contrast of
woods I used oak, maple and Brazilian cherry.
After laying out the pieces I saw what I liked. Then glue was
brushed on and the pieces were clamped for a few hours. I
used my wooden clamp since it was the ideal clamp for this job.
Making the ring
I used some extended vise grip clamps and secured the piece to the
drill press table. I recently bought a circle cutter and wanted to try
it out, it did its job but was very slow because of the hardwood I used.
After awhile it was still cutting but it took too long so I decide to
finished it with the jigsaw. This went quicker but not as clean.
After the jigsaw it needed more cleaning so I used
my Oscillating sander . The sander may look like an
odd set-up but it works great!
To finish the ring and round the edge I used a router and a 1/4" Roundover bit. This will make a very nice ring.
Using the same pattern as the ring new strips are cut glued and set
aside. The strips are around 14 " long.
A lightning bolt design is cut on the bandsaw, and cleaned up
with a belt sander.
With some of the leftover cut off pieces a square was cut and a
hole was drilled and then the piece was cut in half. This will hold
Waiting for the glue to dry. When it is ready the block can be
attached with 2 drywall screws to the lightning bolt piece.
For the finish I brushed on 2 coats of Varathane.
Everything is put together it's time to test it out, then with 2 sided tape
I can find the right place in the shop to put it .
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