|Project by Paul||posted 11-09-2007 06:44 PM||6081 views||17 times favorited||26 comments|
I’ve been admiring all the wonderful business card holders that have been posted recently.
So, with some trepidation I post these pictures of a card holder I made over twenty five years ago – I believe it was in my late teens. In those days of youth, I loved going to farm auctions almost every weekend if possible, trying to buy old woodworking hand tools (many of which I still have) and day-dreaming of making fine hand crafted furniture. I was even an early subscriber to Fine Woodworking magazine in the black and white days. Yet, I never stepped out in that direction. Long story, but when I stepped in the direction of another call, doors flew open and I was swept along in Christian ministry. I joyful and meaningful life.
My sister-in-law at the time brought me some black walnut scraps from her uncle’s mill. I set out to make this holder that I believe is in a black and white issue of Fine Woodworking. I made it in a corner of the basement of my boyhood home with a belt sander, handsaw, chisel and probably my Father’s old scarey-dangerous Craftsman table top table saw. A bit dusty in the pictures, you can see the “hand-tooled” interior. Every once in while I think I should find that article again and “do it right.” But on the other hand, every once in a while I also think, “Not bad considering the tools you had.” It reminds me that I don’t absolutely have to have all the bells and whistles and shop space I have now.
It has sat on my desk for the last twenty years.
-- Paul, Texas