Magazine Rack Cover

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Project by Woodbutchery posted 10-17-2008 06:00 PM 1631 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve got this wire magazine rack, and I like to read in the comfy chair. I also like having a table or some such to put my drink and book down from time to time.

Took a piece of curly maple, and came up with this.

Two coats of spar urethane with a light sanding between them on the top, one for the bottom.

Routed edges before cutting dadoes. Router speed was too high as I got burn marks, but I’m overall pleased with the results.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 10-17-2008 06:09 PM

Nice addition, good use of space/object

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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John Stegall

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#2 posted 10-17-2008 07:05 PM

One thing you might try on a piece of scrap is after making your next to last pass to get you to your final depth, is to make a very light cut to see if you can remove your burn marks. This is easier with a plunge router, but still works with a sharp bit in a standard router.

I like what you have done with this.

-- jstegall

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#3 posted 10-17-2008 07:12 PM

Thanks, John, Davion.

John, that sounds like a plan. I’ll try it next time.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#4 posted 10-18-2008 12:46 AM

now isn’t that good thinking!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-18-2008 06:27 AM

Cool design! Nice tips about the burn marks. Thanks.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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