Holder, Magnifying Glass

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 03-25-2010 03:19 AM 2242 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s another useful small project. I find that more and more, I need a magnifying glass to read small type and such. So I designed and built this holder to keep one handy beside my computer table; I have another in the my shop.

Made of 1/4” American Elm with rabbet joinery. Stained with MinWax Puritan Pine then several coats of General’s Arm-R-Seal wiped on. All of the staining was done before assembly and I also pre-finished all of the interior parts that would be difficult to do after assembly. Can’t see it in the picture, but there are pieces of leather on the interior bottom surfaces to protect the magnifier.


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#1 posted 03-25-2010 03:55 AM

Nifty project. Good job.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 12:49 PM

No reason to be modest, we know you are sherlock holmes!

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 05:13 PM

Nifty little holder – needed this about 15 years ago when my Grandmother kept misplacing her mag. glass.
Nice job.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 03-25-2010 11:49 PM

Great holder, don’t hang it where the sun can shine on it, could start a fire. My wife almost started a fire with a magnifying mirror. Just precautionary.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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