Business card holder

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Project by ArmyMrFixit posted 12-04-2009 08:01 PM 2191 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a business card holder for a vendor’s display booth. The lady sells Gold Canyon candles and this is “GC” is part of one of their logos.

I made it out of some Makore that I had laying around. I used dark walnut stain and 3 coats of lacquer. The wood is an inch think, so I had quite a few burn marks on the piece, which is why I used such a dark stain. I need to get a better bandsaw, so that I can resaw something harder than pine, lol.

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 08:42 PM

Very nice work, especially for a bandsaw. If you are continuing with this kind of work I would suggest you get a good scroll saw. They can handle up to 2” stock and cut much finer details than a bandsaw. If you are this handy with a bandsaw then I would say the sky’s the limit with a scroll saw. like they say, unasked for advice isn’t always welcome, but just in case you hadn’t thought about it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 09:46 PM

sweet !!!

that’s a fantastic job.
Pine isn’t fun to work with…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 09:51 PM

I would have to agree with Mike – very good bandsaw work – I don’t see the through cuts to get into the exterior cuts. Not sure what type of bandsaw you have, but just getting a good blade will help tremendously and cost a lot less. I use timberwolf blades and they are amazing. I am not 100% sure, but I believe they will even make custom sizes.

-- James -

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 10:31 PM

I wasnt very clear. I did use a scroll saw for this. What I meant about the band saw was that would have liked to have resawed the wood thinner (to 1/2”) before cutting it out with the scroll saw. That way I would have avoided at least some burn marks.

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