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Project by Blake posted 02-04-2009 08:13 AM 5591 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my new business cards… made of wood!

I ordered a custom made stamp online with the logo I designed. It only cost about $12 bucks for the stamp. It came out better than I expected.

It took me about an hour to make 100 maple blanks and another hour to stamp them (while watching TV). I rattle-can sprayed them with shellac before and after the stamp to keep the ink from bleeding and protect it. The forth photo shows the 1-minute jig I made to keep the stamp straight on each blank.

It is a quick and easy enough process to repeat when I need more, and unique enough to catch the eye of potential clients (I hope).

I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this but I’ve never seen it done before.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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Chris Cunanan

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#1 posted 02-04-2009 08:16 AM

wow! love the idea blake, you don’t mind if i steal that idea ‘n use it down here in socal do ya? i don’t think i’d be taking any of ur business =) lol where’d you order the stamp? they came out great!

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#2 posted 02-04-2009 08:53 AM

Be sure to keep them in a termite proof container…unless, of course, you want business from termites…as long as they have cash.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 02-04-2009 11:59 AM

Really neat – great idea. I haven’t done that but I have made quite a few ‘greetings’ postcards from wood. Used one in a magazine competition draw and won!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#4 posted 02-04-2009 12:56 PM

cool idea….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 02-04-2009 01:18 PM

Nice business card!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 01:57 PM

Neat!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 02-04-2009 02:00 PM

This is a nice idea, Blake. This is certainly a unique way of advertising your business and, with the number of cards you made, it looks like you are not planning on quitting any time soon. :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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hObOmOnk

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#8 posted 02-04-2009 03:21 PM

I hope this “kindles” some business. <grin>

A friend of mine makes Shaker furniture.
He uses printed clothespins as business.
The Shaker’s invented the clothes pin.

-- 温故知新

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#9 posted 02-04-2009 03:28 PM

Great idea Blake. Looks cool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 02-04-2009 03:57 PM

They look fantasitic, but how many can you carry in your wallet? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 02-04-2009 05:38 PM

Totally Cool!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 02-04-2009 07:28 PM

it’s a winner!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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hObOmOnk

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#13 posted 02-04-2009 07:39 PM

For those that want a pre-made wood card, here’s a source, but not as nice as Blakes’s:

Lee Valley

-- 温故知新

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#14 posted 02-05-2009 05:37 AM

Nice job Blake.

It reminds me of a wood sculptor by the name of D. Bill from Danvers,IL. When I purchased a piece of his, he handed me a wooden business card. Just a slice of wood, hand written, that said “D. Bill.”

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 02-06-2009 11:34 PM

Blake, Great idea. Cool concept.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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