Our local bookstore, Market Block Books, is going to start selling magazines. Since I like shopping there and like the occasional magazine, I’m excited about this. They need display racks and I offered to build them. After last week’s Civic-hindered limber run and between nursing my ailing family, I cut the wood, raised my magic wand, and poof! Magazine rack. The magic wand was a nail gun.
Since all of the shelves and support bars needed to be the same width, I clamped a block to the table at the necessary 12.5″ from the blade and cut them all without needing to measure thirty times:
Then I admired all of the neatly cut wood. You can see my cheap-o but effective air filtration system operating in the background. Note the dirty ring that proves the sucker’s working:
Finally I nailed it all together, misfiring a number of times and making the kind of stupid mistakes that only I could make on a project this simple.
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