My spin on the PWW/Wood Whisperer Magazine Rack

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Project by SRRieman posted 10-13-2013 03:32 AM 2689 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over pieces of ambrosia maple from a past project. I don’t really like the stuff that much. It’s not that appealing usually, is real soft, and takes extra work for a fine finish. But this stock was pretty good and I liked the look it had. After seeing Marc’s video on the magazine rack, I thought this would be a good project for the scraps. I only used the box joints to test out a jig I had recently made. I didn’t want the steel look, which he had added; for some reason that satin nickel look to me just doesn’t fit with anything that isn’t painted. If the steel was black like iron or had a patina than I’d go for it. So I went with some ebonized cherry to hold the magazines back. Simple wiping varnish finish and key slots in the back. If I had to change anything, I’d ditch the box joints, or just make them a lot …lot wider and I might make it deeper, it really doesn’t hold as many as I would like it to. That’s about it though.

Thanks for looking!

-- Scott Rieman

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 03:47 AM

It’s amaizing. Beautiful work,You don’t have to be shamed about.Somethimes the copy is better than original.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 03:52 AM

Looks great! Now you did not say where this was placed but if you are like me it is in the bathroom. To compliment this you should make a triple roll toilet paper holder. I made one for my Grandfather years ago after he complained about not having easy access to another roll when you finished the first roll. Engraved it with “Sherm’s Crapper Paper Holder”, was his favorite gift.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 10-13-2013 04:44 AM

very nice

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#4 posted 10-13-2013 12:24 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 10-13-2013 10:20 PM

Looks very nice. I like the way the finger joints came out. And the ebonized cherry goes well. Good job.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#6 posted 10-14-2013 02:44 PM

Displays those specific magazines very nicely.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 10-16-2013 03:45 PM

That’s one well crafted magazine rack. Like those awesome joints and ebonized cherry make great accents. Great work!

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#8 posted 10-16-2013 03:47 PM

It looks real nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 04:32 PM

I think it look great from the picture you have shown! Good Job!

-- Shelby Strempke - IOWA...GO HAWKS

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