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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-11-2014 12:28 AM 1325 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made my Sister in law a business card holder out of the classic picnic table a while back http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92556 and a friend of hers was really impressed with it. Her friends birthday came up and my SIL wanted one made for her. The only thing was she said she needed it tomorrow and it was already 5:00! I told her I could get it done and this is what I came up with. There is no stain or poly as requested. Lettering with a dremel router. Made a simple box and attached underneath to hold the cards. Simple project but came out nice. SIL was happy.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 07-11-2014 03:37 AM

Sounds like you need a stash of these for “emergencies”!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-11-2014 11:58 AM

Nice.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 12:26 PM

Thanks for the comments all. Candy you may be right. So far I’ve made them as salt and pepper holders, two styles of business card holders and even one for my niece with the fox and hound on it for her small stuffed animals to be displayed. These tables can be modified for so many uses. Thanks all for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 07-11-2014 01:59 PM

I love it. What a great idea and it looks so nice. How did you do the lettering?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 04:44 PM

Sounds like the start of a “cottage business” to me :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 07-11-2014 08:46 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Vicki, I use a dremel with an attachment on the end, works like a small router. I use a V bit for lettering. For the style I use paint for the font and size then print and use carbon paper to transfer where to cut. Lee, I believe I need to make a form for building these, seems they have become popular. Thanks everyone for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 12:32 AM

I like it!

-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com

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#8 posted 07-12-2014 06:26 AM

Well done, looks great, very useful also

-- Norman

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#9 posted 07-12-2014 02:40 PM

Thanks, Jeff. You have a real steady hand.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 07-13-2014 02:35 AM

This is really eye catching. I’d love to know how you made it and what you made it out of. Any details would be really appreciated. Great job!

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#11 posted 07-14-2014 04:02 PM

RickRinger, I sent a message as to how to make these. As for wood, I use 1/4 poplar project sheet.. Let me know if you need any help or advice.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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