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Ribbon Holder

Ribbon Holder

Wrapping a present can be a bigger project than making one from scratch. It's even harder when all your material is scattered and tangled up. Luckily Jeff Devlin of A&E's Drill Team came up with a simple ribbon holder to make wrapping easier.

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Date: Feb 22, 2011

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1. Cut all pieces to size first.



2. Cut two pieces at 3 ½" x 8" for the ribbon holder sides.


3. Cut a 3 ½" x 7" piece for the sub-bottom.



4. Cut two 4 ½ x 9 ½" pieces for the top and bottom.


5. Clamp 2 "side" pieces together and drill 2 holes through both pieces. Note: Space these holes so that the ribbons you chose are centered and even.



6. Next, lay the 3 ½" x 7" piece on the bench and glue and nail sides to ends.



7. Next, route all sides of one of the 4 ½" x 9 ½" pieces with a router equipped with a ¼" Roundover bit.



8. For the other 4 ½" x 9 ½", only route one surface. This piece will be the base.



9. Nail base to pre-assembled sides.



10. Attach top with wood screws and add handle.



11. Slide two ¾" dowels through one side of the hole and place your ribbons on the dowel before sliding it into the next hole.





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