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Project by JimYoung posted 07-15-2016 10:39 PM 1017 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had last week off from work, and when I had some down time I tried to thin out the scrap bin. I saw this card holder design here on LJ, and this is my shameless rip off version. Wood is cherry and walnut. I ended up making 3 of these since it was just as easy to make long blanks for the base and holder. An 1/8” dowel joins the two pieces.

Finish is a few coats of Arm-R-Seal and rubbed out with Behlen’s Deluxing cream.

Thanks for looking

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 12:00 AM

That’s a great looking business card holder—stylish and dynamic looking!

I’m curious, though, how did you hold the upper part at the proper angle while you drilled the dowel hole?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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JimYoung

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 02:37 AM

Hi Dean,

I planed/sanded the bottom corner of the upper tray. Then with this flat spot on my drill press table, I was able to get a bit into the inside corner. This way the hole was perpendicular to the flat spot, and aligned perfectly with the hole in the base.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 04:04 AM

Thanks, Jim—I might try building one of these myself!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 07:20 PM

It’s a nice practical piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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