Shelf holding about half my woodworking magazines

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Project by Jim Reeves posted 05-15-2013 05:28 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a quick shelf l put together to keep my woodworking magazines in one spot. But did not realize must have 200 magazines plus dozens hard cover books think will shortly build 4-5 ft of wall cabinets over benches lol.
Thanks for looking

-- jim

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 06:17 PM

You just hate to throw them away but they sure add up fast!!

Nice set of shelves.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 10:20 PM

You need to get scan them, and get them in PDF format Jim. Then get yourself a good tablet to look at them with. It’s amazing how you’ll tend to re-read them once they’re ALL at your finger tips anywhere you are with the tablet. I’ve got quite a “physical” collection of mags myself (like you I’m sure, I could never part with them), that I’m just now starting to digitize. Got myself a good sized tablet for readability (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1), and I have hundreds of magazine PDF’s on it, that now fit in the palm of my hand. It’s really cool.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 11:14 PM

Nice shelf, I need one myself. Good tip JRAP, thanks.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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#4 posted 05-16-2013 10:44 PM

Wish there were places to donate them…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Jim Reeves

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#5 posted 05-16-2013 11:38 PM

Thanks for all your kind comments, l still buy magazines if l see something l want to build.
I pay $ 5.00 and change for The Best Of Fine Woodworking digital subcription instead of buying monthly magazines threw mail can download PDF plans that are in monthly magazine get digital access to 4-5 magazines.
Speaking of donating thats for that comment, gave me an idea, will call a few of the high sch\ools public schools in town who have woodworking shops am sure woodworking students will love magazines as much as l have.

How do i scan intoi pdf form, do you mean put books in printer scaner and up load to my tablet or my e book reader it has 3 .8 GB room on it
thanks for all comments and hints and your kind words

-- jim

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