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post #1 of 18 Old 03-07-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, someone I know, I wont mention any names, but it was my mother, wanted a napkin holder. So, while I was waiting for glue to dry on my dovetail boxes, I made her one. Nothing special, just a fun little project. Looking at the pictures, I should have cleaned the lint out of the fretwork.


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Looks nice Ken,
but how does it work?
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The napkins just sit in the open ended box Mike. The box is shorter than most commercial napkins so they protrude out the top. Like I said, nothing special. Mom was happy with it though.

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Ken your simple work is complicated for me
nice as usual
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Hey Ken, the fretwork on the napkin holder is really lovely. As we say, if momma isn't happy then nobody's happy!!! Great job. Has she decided on your next project - perhaps something for Mother's Day?
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Sweet - Man when I wait for glue to dry all I can do is hang a piece of scrap 1/4" to hold my spring clamps!!

Thanks for a great idea (to desigining woman too!) for mother's day gift.
Hope you do not mind if I copy the basic design - the fret work just not avail on my skill checklist! :(
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Thanks for the kind words folks. Fudwrecker, I don't mind if you copy it at all. I modified it from one that I saw in a scrolling magazine from 2009. The orignial design called for fretwork on the front and back, but I though that it was a bit much. The edges were also done differently. I basically used their fretwork pattern for one side and duplicated their dimensions, and went from there with a scratch pad and a tape measure. Kind of threw it together on the fly if you know what i mean.
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Jeez, that's a quick project? That would take me a month! And the holes would be garbage!
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Ken, I was about to give you this insanely huge compliment on that very nice piece until I saw you hadn't cleaned the lint out of the fretwork...I'm at a loss my friend. This is not the quality we have come to know from you.

Ok, if I attempted that, I would have had to photoshop the picture first before posting it. The circles would have looked like elipses of varying sizes, and with flat spots. There would be visible glue lines where I got impatient and just plowed across to the next circle, and there would be blood and spit stains on it...I have a habit of spitting when I'm cursing.

Nice job, glad mom's happy.

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Ken, you are a one-man production line. Wish I could crank out projects that quick. Excellent work!

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Nice job, Ken. I especially like the darker accent stripes. Looks like "Highly Valuable Black Walnut."
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I really like your two tone designs with this and the dove tail boxes(mainly the dove tails on the boxes. What woods are you using?

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Thanks guys. For both the dovetail boxes and the napkin holder, I used maple and walnut. Nothing special, just ordinary maple and walnut. I've never worked with walnut before (other than buying one blank and turning a pepper mill) and I have to tell you that I am loving this wood. A LOT!!!

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Ken I don't know how I missed this originally, but nice work as usual. One question do you really do anything that is "simple" as everyone else would consider things to be simple?
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Thanks Rich. This project was simple to me but a lot of fun.
Another week, and this one will be sitting on a table on the east coast of Canada. Kinda wish i was going with it.

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I have'nt seen nothing but superb work that you've done.Myaye you should work with a blindfold on so we dont look so bad!

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Nice, clean point on the corners. Did your chamfer bit do that or did your run it through the saw?

"Kinda threw it together..." Pff!
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Used a 45 chamfer bit for those. Came out really well.

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