The Reader Magazine Rack

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

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The Reader Magazine Rack

Welcome to another free, fully documented Vectric project tutorial, created by Michael Tyler using Vectric's Aspire 3 software to produce "The Reader" Magazine Rack.

Stow your magazines away and even customize the magazine front and back cover text with your own wording using Aspire 3's handy Text Tool and Distort Between Two Curves option. By also using the "Project toolpath onto 3D model" option in the V-Carve/Engraving Toolpath form, the v-carved text follows the 3D surface of the magazine pages.

The available download (zip file) contains:

  • A six page printable PDF document detailing the process, step-by-step.

  • The Aspire files you will need.

  • High-quality images of the finished piece.

(To 'unzip' your file once downloaded, you will need to right-click it in Windows Explorer and select Extract All)

Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 3+ of the software

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