Protect your workbench with rosin paper. Install this simple paper holder at one end of the bench and roll it out when you need it.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:December / January 2008
Here’s instant protection for any
kind of messy job. Before you start,
just unroll enough rosin paper from
this jumbo paper towel holder to
protect your workbench. The thick
paper absorbs all the glue or finish.
When the paper gets too dirty, tear it
off and throw it away. A roll of rosin
paper is 170 ft. long, so one will last a
long time. Here’s how to build your
Buy a roll of rosin paper ($8) and a
length of 1-1/2-in. pipe ($12 for a
4-ft. length) at a home center. Round
up some scrap lumber and get ready
to do a little bit of head scratching to
customize a bracket arrangement
that works with your bench design.
Our setup should give you the general
idea. Bore 1-7/8-in. holes in the
scrap wood brackets. Screw keeper
strips over the holes to keep the pipe
from falling out as you unroll the
paper. Use a handsaw to cut the
paper roll and a hacksaw to cut the
pipe to match the width of your
bench. Then load the roll and start
dripping stuff all over it.
Thanks to James Pauch for this
Make the holder brackets from a 1x4.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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