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Project by Lori posted 06-25-2009 07:02 PM 6296 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a couple of business card holder I made for a locale wood supplier I bartered with in exchange for some wood. The laser engraving was done by Woodcraft in Orlando, Florida. After I took this picture I waxed it with Renaissances wax, it took out the residue from the engraving. We’ve (my hubby & I) have over 30 of these made. We have some made from Bloodwood, Bubinga, Lacewood, Ebony, Wenge, Zebrawood, Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Walnut, Cherry and the in the picture is made of Canarywood. There in the finish stage now, I’ll post them when there done.

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Chris Cunanan

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 07:39 PM

best wood design i’ve ever seen for a holder! do you have any more pics of it open, or a plan you went by? i’m sure with quality work like this business will boom….best of luck! =)

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 07:42 PM

These are very nice. I really like the contrasting wood on the ends and the simple lines. Question – what is the technique used to create the hinges?

-- Homers / Murphy, TX

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 07:45 PM

Wow, that’s cool. I need one of those! Nicely done.

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#4 posted 06-25-2009 07:46 PM

real nice.

would also be nice to see those open :)

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#5 posted 06-25-2009 08:00 PM

Agree with everyone else…great work and would love to see them open.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#6 posted 06-25-2009 08:22 PM

+1 on these holders as a unique and well crafted project. Very impressive. Please post more photos as you can.
Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 06-25-2009 08:43 PM

Wow how did you do the hinges? They look like incra jig hinges , so cool .You did a great job my Dear lady go immediately to the top of the class kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 06-25-2009 08:52 PM

Kool design man

-- Use your imagination ! you'll be suprised

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Mike Gager

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#9 posted 06-25-2009 09:36 PM

very nice! id love to see more pictures. the hinges look like rounded box joints to me. do you drill and insert a rod to hold them together?

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#10 posted 06-26-2009 02:04 AM

We did use plans for making them. To make the hinges we used the Incra system with hinge crafter. There is a 1/8” brass rod that is inserted and then the caps on the ends are glued in place.
Making them is pretty straight forward and easy….finishing them is a whole different story. We have made about 100 all together of them in just about every exotic wood that you can get from your local lumber supplier.

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#11 posted 06-26-2009 04:26 AM

Hi Lori

Nice looking card holders. Great gift to give someone. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 06-30-2009 03:36 PM

great idea !
and a beautifull and simple design .
great use of the wood .
thank you for shareing .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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