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Towel holder revealed

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 12:37pm
by Paulatic
I’ve been busy fitting a new shower downstairs . Always ones to plan ahead it’s ready for the dreaded white plastic stool which I dearly hope neither of us will ever need.
As with most projects I do I’m always keen to add a little quirkiness. My imagination strayed to towel holders.

I’ve used some used items from a bicycle :)
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What’s under the towels?

What would you use? Guess away I’ll reveal later.

Re: Towel holder

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 1:15pm
by rjb
A brake stirrup judging by the size and shape. :wink:

Re: Towel holder

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 1:20pm
by PDQ Mobile
Saddles? His and hers.

Re: Towel holder

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 4:13pm
by Tangled Metal
Went to a shop selling bar stools with a drive train going up the shaft of the stool with the pedals on the same side as onscreen placements for your feet. It worked ok.

This case I'd say upturned drop bar brake levers. Or a stem for each towel.

If you needed the towels to be held further out you could use a stem with cow horns type handle bars perhaps. Of course you could just have used standard hooks bought from B&Q (other DIY shops are available), but that would be boring.

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 9:06pm
by Paulatic
These are working extremely well :) A wee spacer in the back so they are sitting about 10mm off the wall.

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 9:54pm
by 661-Pete
Since you've now revealed, I can't come up with any clever ideas (rear derailleur? But must be thoroughly cleaned first!).

Reminds me of the spell I had in hospital last month, when a nurse needed to fit me up with a drip. She couldn't find a drip support pillar, so she tried hanging the bag from the swivel arm supporting my bedside TV. It didn't work: the bag was too heavy and pulled the arm down. Eventually she managed to get hold of a proper drip support.

Any ideas what else she might have used?

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 5 Feb 2020, 10:48pm
by rjb
661-Pete wrote:Since you've now revealed, I can't come up with any clever ideas (rear derailleur? But must be thoroughly cleaned first!).

Reminds me of the spell I had in hospital last month, when a nurse needed to fit me up with a drip. She couldn't find a drip support pillar, so she tried hanging the bag from the swivel arm supporting my bedside TV. It didn't work: the bag was too heavy and pulled the arm down. Eventually she managed to get hold of a proper drip support.

Any ideas what else she might have used?


" Skyhooks ". :lol:

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 6 Feb 2020, 9:36am
by 661-Pete
rjb wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Since you've now revealed, I can't come up with any clever ideas (rear derailleur? But must be thoroughly cleaned first!).

Reminds me of the spell I had in hospital last month, when a nurse needed to fit me up with a drip. She couldn't find a drip support pillar, so she tried hanging the bag from the swivel arm supporting my bedside TV. It didn't work: the bag was too heavy and pulled the arm down. Eventually she managed to get hold of a proper drip support.

Any ideas what else she might have used?


" Skyhooks ". :lol:

Perhaps a helium balloon? But it'd have to be a pretty hefty one. A blimp, perhaps...

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 6 Feb 2020, 10:18am
by 100%JR
Paulatic wrote:These are working extremely well :) A wee spacer in the back so they are sitting about 10mm off the wall.

Won't the teeth wear holes in towels :?: :wink:

Can't remember where exactly but I've seen photos of forks and drop bars used as toilet roll holders.The forks were mounted to a plate and stood upside down on the floor and the bars were fixed to the wall.

The only "recycled" parts I've used are the excess cut off a chain as a key ring:-

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I've done this as long as I can remember....there's now a company selling coloured chain keyrings so I missed an opportunity there :lol:
I also used an "upcycled" case for my phone/key/money made from inner-tubes:-

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Quite good.Holds iPhone XR,house keys/cash/card and fits snugly into a rear jersey pocket 8)

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 6 Feb 2020, 12:38pm
by Paulatic
Won't the teeth wear holes in towels :?: :wink:


I did consider that and did some testing.
The teeth have no sharp edges I was prepared to file if need be. The weight of a towel is sufficient to hold it without pulling tautly over the teeth. The weight is spread through a few teeth.
If you were to hang a weight on the bottom of the towel then yes I think you’d eventually end up with holes.

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 6 Feb 2020, 3:58pm
by iandriver
Paulatic wrote:
Won't the teeth wear holes in towels :?: :wink:


I did consider that and did some testing.
The teeth have no sharp edges I was prepared to file if need be. The weight of a towel is sufficient to hold it without pulling tautly over the teeth. The weight is spread through a few teeth.
If you were to hang a weight on the bottom of the towel then yes I think you’d eventually end up with holes.


I'm guessing you don't have school aged children :wink:

Re: Towel holder revealed

Posted: 6 Feb 2020, 4:03pm
by Paulatic
iandriver wrote:[

I'm guessing you don't have school aged children :wink:


:lol: :lol: You guess right :)