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Dusty56 posted a project on Business card Holders.

Bob # 2 posted a jig on making Business Card holders like Dusty designed.

The making of Business cards didn’t strike my todo mind until Bob posted his. I thought that would be great for 4 of my children who work in jobs that require Business Cards.

So I started out with some of my Gloat Wood. pieces of wood.

It’s some Maple Burl Lumber

I cut a couple of pieces off the end of the board and then resawed it into 1/2” thick pieces. I then thickness sanded them to get then smooth on both sides. It ran anywhere from 3/8 to 7/16 thick. I stopped sanding each piece when it became smooth.

I then random orbital sanded them to get rid of the scratch pattern from the thickness sander.

I finished the pieces with sprayed 2lb Shellac and after about 6 coats I lightly sanded with 400 grit and then French Polished about 10 sessions.

I used Painters Tape to mark the drill locations on the bottom of the pieces. That kept me from having pencil marks on the finished wood.

The holes were drilled and the card holders were screwed in place.

I didn’t cut the corners of the blanks like Bob and Dusty. I used a mini router bit set to cut the molding edges. The edge cut was only done on the three sides that were cut on the saw. The bark seems to be holding great.

The spouses of the gift receivers will get a pen.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 03:48 AM

wow these came out really good ! beautiful figure and very thoughtful gift

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 03:50 AM

Nice Job Karson. They all look great.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 03:53 AM

Cool Idea Karson they look super.

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 04:46 AM

Nice use of bits! ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 04:50 AM

these look great karson ,

something personal for all the kids .

well done !

-- 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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#6 posted 12-27-2009 04:53 AM

Very original Karson.
You have a really good eye for esthetics.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 04:56 AM

They look great! Very clear description as well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 05:17 AM

Wow, working in an office environment, I should try my luck with a few of those. These came out really nice!!!

-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 05:20 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. I hope that they are well received. We are having our family Christmas time on the weekend after New Years.

It does give more time for getting presents.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 12-27-2009 05:30 AM

Very creative, Karson. These look great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 06:05 AM

Cool use of scrap… lol
Really very nice mate…!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#12 posted 12-27-2009 06:31 AM

Karson, excellent job, elegant.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#13 posted 12-27-2009 06:38 AM

Fantastic! Love the live edge on the burl. It really makes these stunning.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 12-27-2009 07:33 AM

Those are beautiful and so original , Karson ! Thanks for mentioning my project here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 12-27-2009 11:27 AM

Hi Karson;

Great looking card holders.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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