Before I get on to the project, I want to make a quick appeal for donations to Woodworking for Mere Mortals. What started out as a lark, has grown way beyond anything I imagined. I am continually astonished by the number of people who watch my videos and read this blog.
With that said, it takes me quite a bit of time to make the videos and of course, the projects themselves. I hope you have picked up a few useful tips or learned to appreciate woodworking a bit more. Perhaps a few people have been inspired to pick up some tools and feel less intimidated by the craft. And at the very least, I hope you have been entertained. So, I’d like for you to think about what my videos and this site are worth to you and donate accordingly. I absolutely love woodworking and making videos: combining the two is a blast.
If you are not in a position to make a donation, I completely understand. If you just simply don’t care to donate, that’s cool too. I assure you, I am going to keep offering my video projects free of charge with my compliments. But if you can help me out, I assure you I will greatly appreciate it.
On the sidebar is a Donate button that allows you to send whatever you like via Paypal. For those of you who might be so inclined to use snail mail, my address is:
432 Calle Arboleda
Novato CA 94949
Now, on to the paper towel holder.
You’ll probably remember that I was toying with this idea a few weeks ago. Last weekend it all came together. In fact, I was kind of surprised: this is one of the few things I have ever made that went completely without problems! The trickiest part was figuring out how to make the spring-loaded roller, but it turned out to be very simple. Finally, I was able to haul out my Dremel Tool and add a decoration to the front face. Again, surprisingly easy to accomplish.