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Making a Magazine Rack - Easy Woodworking Project

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I made this Magazine Rack out of wood and clear acrylic. This is an easy woodworking project that can be made in just a few hours. It would make a great gift for an avid reader. Website Article: http://www.thecarmichaelworkshop.com/2016/11/making-magazine-rack.html -------------------------------------------------- Recommended Tools (affiliate links): http://amzn.to/2dy8cXn - SawStop Table Saw http://amzn.to/2dy82iN - Craftsman Sliding Miter Saw http://amzn.to/2dnLL3V - Dewalt Planer http://amzn.to/2czmO8S - Craftsman Router http://amzn.to/2dnMmmq - Dewalt Trim Router http://amzn.to/2d5eGMi - Dewalt Jigsaw http://amzn.to/2qMEEJf - Ridgid Spindle Sander http://amzn.to/2dvdsrX - Ridgid Random Orbital Sander http://amzn.to/2cYSxOS - Dewalt Palm Sander http://amzn.to/2d29D1Z - Jet 14" Bandsaw http://amzn.to/2dnIUYG - 14 Gallon Shop Vac http://amzn.to/2cYRKxt - Ridgid Drill and Driver Combo http://amzn.to/2dnLiPb - Dewalt Scroll Saw http://amzn.to/2cYRMWf - 1" Belt Sander http://amzn.to/2dnzGQP - 8" Drill Press http://amzn.to/2dy8Hkx - Lathe http://amzn.to/2dnLyxK - Lathe Tools http://amzn.to/2dvi41g - Kreg K4 Pocket Hole Jig http://amzn.to/2dvgvAF - Glubot Glue Bottle http://amzn.to/2dnKZ7b - Babe-Bot Glue Bottle http://amzn.to/2czmszj - Momentary Footswitch http://amzn.to/2dnAXHr - Freud 50 Tooth Thin Kerf Sawblade http://amzn.to/2czmXcG - Microjig Gripper http://amzn.to/2d5cQvh - Microjig Grip Blocks http://amzn.to/2d5cPXW - MJ Splitter Thin Kerf http://amzn.to/2dvgrAF - RZ Mask http://amzn.to/2dfpl4f - Bench Cookies ---------------------------------------------------------- Recommended Supplies (affiliate links): http://amzn.to/2di8UVz - Harbor Freight Flashlight http://amzn.to/2cVkn1Q - Clock Insert http://amzn.to/2d2ab7G - 3M General Purpose 45 Spray Adhesive http://amzn.to/2dvfZ5x - Stick Fast Medium CA Glue http://amzn.to/2d29MlU - Stick Fast Activator for CA Glue http://amzn.to/2dfnBbd - Titebond II http://amzn.to/2dnLvSn - Loctite Epoxy http://amzn.to/2dfrpZE - Transtint Dye http://amzn.to/2cYTwyG - Deft Spray Lacquer http://amzn.to/2dnD9Pv - Johnson Paste Wax http://amzn.to/2dfkbVT - 10-14 Gallon Shop Vac Bag 3pk -------------------------------------------------- Follow me on: Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/carmichaelworkshop Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheCarmichaelWorkshop Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/111000674985715386662 Instagram - http://instagram.com/carmichaelwkshp LumberJocks - http://lumberjocks.com/scarmike67 Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/carmichaelwkshp/pins/ Tumblr - http://thecarmichaelworkshop.tumblr.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/carmichaelwkshp Website - http://www.thecarmichaelworkshop.com WoodTube - http://woodtube.ning.com/profile/SteveCarmichael -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Music selected from the YouTube Audio Library: "Darktown Strutters Ball" by E's Jammy Jams
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Text Comments (103)
Scrap wood genius! I’ve got to make something similar so thanks, Steve 🌲🦊🌲
Steve Carmichael (1 year ago)
Thanks! My mother in law loves it!
S Gudur (2 years ago)
Shear Love!! As always !
S Gudur (2 years ago)
I loved it when you hand painted it with brush.. I hate the spray !
John Turner (2 years ago)
cool
Cy's Corner (2 years ago)
Great use of scraps, love the clear view of the mags 😀
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hi Cy! Thanks!
izzy swan (2 years ago)
Really like this one love the acrylic guard easy to see what's there. very cool. Big thumbs Up
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Izzy! Thanks man!
BlackCat2 (2 years ago)
That's neat! I need to make something like that - though not so wide - for my bathroom so I don't have to keep my magazines on the floor. :) It's a small bathroom though so that is why I wouldn't make it that wide. Sorry for the delay. I am backed up on videos because I took time away from the computer for Thanksgiving and also our local annual Christmas fair in town. :) - Heidi
Brian's Workshop (2 years ago)
Awesome project, Steve. I like you dustmask, too....where did you get it and does it work well? Mine I think isn't doing its job and I've been thinking of getting a better one, lol.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Brian! It's from rzmask.com It's much better than the white paper ones, it does have a similar replaceable white filter inside, but the velcro strap is better than the rubber bands. This 10% off code might still work - new2RZ
Rick Smith (2 years ago)
That is a nice project Steve. Thanks for sharing. Just one thing--there is no such thing as "scrap wood". Cut offs, leftovers etc. just not scrap wood.
Mick King (2 years ago)
not a big fan of the music, but as always good project
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Mick! After making so many videos, pickins are getting slim in youtube's free music library.
Mister M (2 years ago)
Another terrific video! Thanks for sharing. Be well. -Nick
Nice project! Steve, the magazine rack looks good. >:)...JP
ansiaaa (2 years ago)
that would make for a nice wine rack too
James Rash (2 years ago)
Awesome project, I love the idea of the clear acrylic, too!
Dan The Maker Man (2 years ago)
Freestylin for the win!  Nice rack Steve!
John Fithian-Franks (2 years ago)
Nice project, good use of scraps. Why can't you carve acrylic ?. I would have thought it would carve like wood.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Cast acrylic can be carved with a cnc, but extruded acrylic can't. Extruded acrylic just melts into a big blob around the bit. Lowes sells extruded and I bought it to test it, but it didn't work. Good question!
ITS A WOOD THING (2 years ago)
Looks awesome, you would never know it was scraps.................
Braxton Wirthlin (2 years ago)
Cool project, Steve! I've got the exact same craftsman nailer. I got it for $10 from a tool swap meet here, easily the best $10 I've ever spent!
Braxton Wirthlin (2 years ago)
I agree, a cordless one would be great.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
I had never used a nailer before I brought it home from my dad's shop. It's perfect, but I'd like to get a cordless one someday.
Keith Hurley (2 years ago)
Nice job Steve! Great use of scraps! Need to get back to Swuanne (sp) lumber again! Out of curly maple and walnut!
Keith Hurley (2 years ago)
Of course, maybe we can do a small collaboration build, that would be awesome!
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Keith! If you come up, let me know.
Roger Wevster (2 years ago)
love the rag-time piano music!!
John Whitaker (2 years ago)
By "library" do you mean bathroom? :)
ShopDawgWoodworking (2 years ago)
Another very entertaining video, great job. I love to freelance build.
Summers Woodworking (2 years ago)
Simple but Awesome! Are you going to hang it or set it on the floor or table?
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks man! I'm going to hang it on the wall.
Opa's Workshop (2 years ago)
nice project Steve turned out awesome. the plastic was the way to go I think. by the way what size pulley wheel do you have on your Craftsman saw at the arbor? the reason I ask is I got one identical to yours but I had to get a motor and it didn't come with the pulley Wheels thanks for your help.
Opa's Workshop (2 years ago)
Steve Carmichael Thanx Steve I appreciate your help.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Opa! I just measured both pulleys and they are the same at 2-1/4" outside diameter. There are a bunch for sale on ebay. I see some pairs of 2-1/2" that would work too, as long as both pulleys are the same size.
Michael Haywood (2 years ago)
Curiosity; why can't you carve that plexi with your X-Carve?
Michael Haywood (2 years ago)
Steve Carmichael thanks! Have only done acrylic once on my X-C so far so had me curious! May have to find someone local when doing it again
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hi Michael - The extruded type of acrylic melts when the bit tries to cut it and it globs up around the bit. The cast type of acrylic can be cut by the bit without melting it. Lowes sells the extruded type and I gave it a shot since it's convenient to get, but it doesn't work. I found a local place that sells cast acrylic, otherwise I would have to order it.
Andrew Frink (2 years ago)
why can't you use the extruded acrylic on the CNC?
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Andrew, good question! The extruded type of acrylic melts when the bit tries to cut it and it globs up around the bit. The cast type of acrylic can be cut by the bit without melting it. Lowes sells the extruded type and I gave it a shot since it's convenient to get, but it doesn't work. I found a local place that sells cast acrylic, otherwise I would have to order it.
Kent L (2 years ago)
Love freestyle woodworking
Daniel Solowiej (2 years ago)
cool how to, for a gift project, man ! Like the music also, very fresh and nice :)
Paul Meyette (2 years ago)
Great little project Steve, nice job
Paul Meyette (2 years ago)
It was very good, thank you!
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Paul! Hope y'all had a good Thanksgiving weekend!
rojerio oliveira (2 years ago)
excelente Steve
Grandpadew (2 years ago)
Nice project!!  We need to come up with a better term than "Scraps" if this is any example of what they will become!! Very nice indeed!
David Brown (2 years ago)
Great project, I love coming up with useful projects from scraps too. I also see that you got the new musicians friend catalog, I haven't got me yet...
Dragon Fire (2 years ago)
always have trouble cutting plexiglass on table saw. Any advice?
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Yes, wear safety glasses and a face shield if you have one. Use push blocks, don't hold it with your hands. Check your saw table for burrs or anything that will scratch the acrylic and put tape over it. If you repurpose your sawdust for composting or make firestarters out of it, you might want to empty it before you get acrylic shavings mixed into it. Be careful!
Steve Collins (2 years ago)
That looks great, Steve.
KSFWG (2 years ago)
Great little project, Steve!
Andres Salas (2 years ago)
Your magazines look like mine with a random Musicians Friend catalog thrown in for good measure!😂. Nice job!!👍🏽 Cheers!
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Ha ha, yeah, woodworking and music are my things.
denis daurer (2 years ago)
good project & well done
Angel Luis Trinidad (2 years ago)
It looks awesome.
Live Free and DIY (2 years ago)
Nice use of scraps, came out great! Hope y'all had a great thanksgiving 🤓👍🏼
AnkleBiter Woodworks (2 years ago)
Nice simple project! Nice to use some scraps rather than trashing them!
Lewie McNeely (2 years ago)
My sceaps just make kindling.........barely. Good job, starving youngun. Happy winter at 85!
quick and easy! good stuff everytime i see thay rigid sander it reminds me that i need to get one..lol thanks for sharing and the reminder steve!
Watch Me DIY It (2 years ago)
Looks great, Steve!
molly Derwent (2 years ago)
Love the video....and especially the music, Steve!
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Molly!
Jason Rausch (2 years ago)
Nice project, Steve! Love the editing on this one.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Jason! Thanks!
T/1982 Spherical Earth (2 years ago)
Excellent project Steve. The mag rack looks great.
ROCK N WOODWORKS (2 years ago)
Awesome, I love using up scraps...it looks sweet!!
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks man!
woodturningjohn (2 years ago)
Okay Steve I think it is great, But. since the bottom piece of plastic goes past the bottom it will trap dust, hair ???? and make it harder to clean it. Just my two cents from making some for offices in the past :)
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
That's a great idea John, thanks! I might move that bottom piece up if it becomes unsightly. Good tip for anyone else making one of these.
magicrobharv (2 years ago)
I like the idea of using up the leftover tongue and groove boards. Great video.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks, yeah, it was perfect for this.
Scrap wood City (2 years ago)
Cool project
DIY Builds (2 years ago)
simple and elegant, keep it up steve
Аleksey Bek (2 years ago)
Good job. Like!
Donny Carter (2 years ago)
Nice project Steve!
Lei Wulong (2 years ago)
Good job man. Noice.
kandalfus (2 years ago)
^^ nice
Robert Evans (2 years ago)
Looks great like the plastic you hit the nail on this one...
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Robert!
Sparky Projects (2 years ago)
With the height of that box i would have put a block in the back to make it 2 tier, then if you add more magazines they would show above the front row ;)
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
That would be a great addition to have another tier. I was going to cut it shorter, but thought a larger magazine or newspaper might make it in there sometime.
WigWagWorkshop (2 years ago)
Way Cool!!! Love the freestyle type projects! Thank You for the inspiration. -Steven
MRrwmac (2 years ago)
Nice addition to "The Library". Good selection of magazines also but how did that musicians magazine sneak in there? (Haha)
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Hey Mac! Thanks! I keep some of those musician catalogs around to look at dream guitars and drum sets.
Veronica (2 years ago)
Great job =)
Tony Banner (2 years ago)
Your bathroom library
giovanni petitti (2 years ago)
👏👏👏👏
Jim Dockrell (2 years ago)
Neat little rack. Nice way to clean up some leftovers too.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Jim! Yep, it's a good way to sneak scrap into the house and free up shop space. lol
Special-Works (2 years ago)
That looks nice, work great! Greetings from my channel. 😄
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks!
Robs Woodshop (2 years ago)
Looks great Steve.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks Rob!
Awesome Wood Things (2 years ago)
Scrap wood projects for the win!
Awesome Wood Things (2 years ago)
As you've mentioned, extruded acrylic and x-carve don't play well together. :-)
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Yes! I was glad to put that acrylic to good use after making the mistake of trying to carve it on the x-carve.
nc50express (2 years ago)
Nice job, Steve.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thanks!
MrHalloweenFreak (2 years ago)
Nice work. Great way to use up some scraps.
Steve Carmichael (2 years ago)
Thank you very much!

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