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Project by Tom O'Brien posted 01-03-2018 07:42 PM 967 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design came from a Home Handyman online magazine. I modified the design to put a finger hole on front and back. I left them unfinished, but will probably use stain and wipe-on poly for the next set. I laid out the side curves with a compass, but a straightedge could be used to lay out a diagonal instead. I taped the side blanks together with blue tape and used the bandsaw to cut them all at once. The finger holes are one inch diameter, made with Forstner bit in a drill press.

This is another project that is very quick to complete, with minimal sanding and a few brad nails. I used Titebond glue.

Tools: miter saw, drill press, Forstner bit, clamps, belt sander, bandsaw, compass

This is another project that would be fun to make with a grandchild.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 07:48 PM

for those that like to keep all there old magazines those are the perfect solution.nice project.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 10:22 PM

Great idea! I have quite a collection of the same mags. By cutting the sides on a curve, one can “nest” them and save a lot of material. Thanks


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#3 posted 01-04-2018 01:16 AM

Well done. A nice quick project. I could make these and mount it on the wall to hold my woodworking magazines. Thanks for sharing.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#4 posted 01-04-2018 01:03 PM

Everyone needs a few of these. Thanks for posting.

-- Joe - - There is no elevator to success. You must take the stairs.

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 03:07 PM

I’m being buried by woodworking magazines and am finding it hard to find the one I need for the moment. This is a nice and practical design for a solution. Congratulations and nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 01-04-2018 05:21 PM

Nice addition with finger holes, so practical. Generaly very nice design.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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