|Project by Markn1975||posted 02-10-2016 02:41 AM||784 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I make these Magicians Close Up Pad’s/Card Mats out of black Walnut and finish them with a Polyurethane/Oil blend that I like to use.
I’ve made jigs to reduce set up time and help with cut accuracy so quality, fit and feel is top notch…
If you’re interested, the entire build process (sped up of course) is on my youtube channel ‘Mark Newton Custom Woodcraft’. Its condensed to just over 5 minutes but its fun to watch.
I’m definitely open to ways you guys can think of that I can speed up manufacturing in a small shop environment (whilst maintaining quality of course).
Each one is block sanded by hand to 320 grit before I apply the finish. That includes the drawers and any internals that could be visible. They sit on small cork feet and the padding is tried and tested to feel just the way magicians need it to feel (it’s got to bounce just right and you must not be able to pinch the suede).
As you can tell I flocked the drawers and for the small drawer (sized perfectly to fit a deck of cards), I added a small ribbon to lift the cards so you can pull them up out of the drawer easily. Finished off with tiny drawer pulls which are brass which I think goes beautifully against the dark of the Walnut.
Those with an eagle eye might have noticed the grain wrap! I love doing that. Theres something cool about seeing the wood grain continue all the way round the pad.
Hope you enjoy the pics guys and feel free to comment, I’d love to see what you think.
-- Mark Newton. Los Angeles. http://www.newtonwoodcraft.com