Notebook(s) Holder(s)

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 08-28-2014 07:37 PM 1531 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

My daughter asked me to make something to hold her notebooks so that they would be at hand when any inspiration hit that had to be written down. After mulling over a few ideas of shelves or a sort of commercially available ‘mail holder’ I came up with something I felt wouldn’t become a navigational hazard in our small house and would do the job.

I even got to use up some more of my free ‘drawer wood’. Plus I got to use my new TS blade, nice and sharp to edge join two of the boards to form the back of each unit. I don’t know what wood it is, but it smells different than pine when I cut it. After the edge joining, I ran the backs through my new toy, a planer. I hate to think of the sanding I would have had on my hands otherwise.

The sides are also from my street-found supply as is the front, which is plywood set in a dado. I finished the piece with spray lacquer.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#1 posted 08-29-2014 11:39 AM

Nice design and execution. I see in the photos you made good use of your home made clamps, a true woodworker.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 08-29-2014 12:03 PM

Oldtool, Thanks! Regarding the clamps, I consider myself a cheapskate, but I so enjoy using stuff I’ve made. Those clamps actually need a slight redesign, but they do work.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 08-30-2014 04:29 PM

Nicely done, Dave. You could add cork or black board paint for messages/notes. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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