Rachel makes a toilet roll holder
Rachel didn't like our toilet roll holder and wanted to try making a new one. She's built some shelves before, but never had access to a shop full of tools, so this was an opportunity to learn to use the machines. I was there to watch and give advice, and figured I might as well film while I'm at it. The whole project took less than two hours.
No tripod shots in the video, but plenty of funny antics.
Rachel said "if I knew you were going to film me, I would have worn something more flattering". I think she looks just fine! :)
But it's rare that I take a photo of her that she's not ok with.
The roll part itself is a dowel, made narrower on each end. We used my new Pantorouter XL. Though I admit, I was the one who set it up for that cut. Setting up the pantorouter takes a bit of time, but it was the quickest and safest way to make those cuts.
After that, varnishing everything, with the usual three coats of Varathane diamond floor varnish that I normally use.
And who is Rachel? She used to be my girlfriend. We got married last weekend (does that make her my ex-girlfriend?). You might see her in some of my future videos. It's also the reason this week's article is very short :)
Announcing this sort of thing always prompts people to send
congratulations. I already get too many emails as it is.
So please don't feel obliged, and don't expect me to respond.
More projects around the house, inspired (or prompted) by Rachel:
Rachel makes hooks
for gloves and toques
More home improvement projects on woodgears.ca