Name card case

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Project by Junji posted 02-22-2009 02:21 PM 2736 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid zelkova name card case.
In Japan, name cards are important even for musicians…

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 03:49 PM

Is this the size of a typical business card? Nice work. I will make one, thanks for the inspiration. How did you do it?

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 07:19 PM

When i was in Japan, the trading of business cards was almost a ceremonial event. Much bigger deal than it is here in the US. Great job on the case, it looks really good.

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 02-23-2009 12:17 AM

This is a beautiful little box! I love all the little details.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 02-23-2009 02:52 AM

Brent Livingwell,
Yes, it’s a typical size for Japanese name cards, 55×91 (mm), which is 2.165×3.583 (inches).
Made 2 of square pieces and dig them wide ditch with router, them stick them together with glue.
Then, I made this little door, and drill a small hole together with the main part, and put a tittle stick in the hole. Just make sure glue only main body part, not for the door part inside.
This one was not so hard, you only need a tiny piece of wood, so you should choose a nice looking piece.
Good luck.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#5 posted 02-23-2009 02:54 AM

Hey, you were in Japan! why didn’t you visit me here??? Hahaha.
Yes, if you meet somebody new without name cards, that would be a disaster.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 04:51 AM

I lived in the Yokosuka area, but visited Tokyo a few times and my favorite of all places Kamakura… I loved visiting the temples there.

-- San Diego, CA

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#7 posted 05-05-2009 08:21 PM

This is just great! I like the fact that it is all-wood, including the hinge. Fantastic!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#8 posted 05-05-2009 08:31 PM

Very cool nice work

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 05-06-2009 01:14 AM

Thank you guys, yes, because I have to carry this case with me almost all the time, so I didn’t want to use any metal parts.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#10 posted 05-28-2009 02:18 PM

This is a nice little project. I like the idea of having a card case made of wood. I’ll have to try one of these.
Thanks for the post.

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#11 posted 05-28-2009 02:26 PM

I look forward to seeing your version of name card case. Thank you.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 04:32 PM

This is very nice. Maybe make some wooden name cards to match ^_^

-- Jess

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#13 posted 11-18-2010 05:47 PM

Wow! I just saw this now. I definitely have to search more on LumberJocks
to find out what everybody is making.
I’ve been making wooden card cases for about five years here in Nara.
Though I’ve yet to post pics of them in my gallery.

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 06:10 PM

That’s one zelkova case you got there.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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