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Project by Junji posted 1884 days ago 2246 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, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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Brent Livingwell

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#1 posted 1883 days ago

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 not...do it again.

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interpim

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#2 posted 1883 days ago

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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Blake

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#3 posted 1883 days ago

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

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

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Junji

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#4 posted 1883 days ago

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, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

698 posts in 1885 days


#5 posted 1883 days ago

interpim,
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, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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interpim

1123 posts in 1961 days


#6 posted 1877 days ago

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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FrankLad

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#7 posted 1811 days ago

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

-- Frank, Mississippi, Handcrafted wooden rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1811 days ago

Very cool nice work

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Junji

698 posts in 1885 days


#9 posted 1811 days ago

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, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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tenontim

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#10 posted 1789 days ago

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.

-- Tim

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Junji

698 posts in 1885 days


#11 posted 1789 days ago

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

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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reddinosaur

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#12 posted 1610 days ago

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

-- Jess

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ward63

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#13 posted 1249 days ago

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.
Someday…..

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rance

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#14 posted 1249 days ago

That’s one zelkova case you got there.

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

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