Brochure and Card Holders

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-04-2017 01:12 AM 1463 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I volunteered to make 4 holders for our guild brochures and business cards to display our information at the businesses that support us.. Somehow I got the number 3 in my head when I started cutting all the walnut and when I got the 3 of them done, I looked at my notes and it said 4!!
So, since these are kind of a display of our guild woodwork, I made the 4th one out of maple and walnut with all turning. I put a hole behind the walnut business card holder part because it was hard to get my finger behind the cards without it.

They are all finished with satin lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

ps. I added some in process shots. The first one is the sides after dadoing on the table saw with Monique- the french curve I used for all the curves! The next shot is routing the vertical sides out in the mill. After turning the maple pieces , I glued 2×2 end block on them so they would be held during milling and accurate angle cutting of the bottoms. If I tried to hold them from the sides in the vise, they would have been crushed. The last shot is the turned one in parts. I doweled and glued the business card holder to the base and screwed on the vertical pieces.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-04-2017 01:32 AM

Great looking card/literature holders. Yours have given me an idea. . .

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#2 posted 11-04-2017 02:19 AM

Nice work on the holders Jim. The turned one is well a cut above the normal. Looks like you’re showing off some skill to the guild. Well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-04-2017 02:42 AM

Those look great. Great job buddy

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#4 posted 11-04-2017 03:18 AM

Those are super!

The finger hole is a really nice touch!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-04-2017 03:39 AM

Nice looking designs

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#6 posted 11-04-2017 04:02 AM

They look great Jim!!!
It is nice to see that in this age of High Tec and digital presentations that a lovely old style card holder can stand out and be so practical and also look good. Nice soft finish too.

By the way Jim. In picture 4 there were some wheels in the background…a new project??


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 11-04-2017 04:45 AM


Super COOL! :)

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#8 posted 11-04-2017 07:04 AM

Wow! Pretty cool design. The design is realy modern, I like it very much.

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 12:16 PM

Like all of them but the “extra” one really caught my eye. Nice job!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 12:36 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments.

Hi Bubba. Tell me your idea when I pick you up this morning!!

Hi Cliff. Those are 2 more yarn ball winders in the making.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 01:32 PM

Nice design Jim! They should look good on anyone’s desk!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 02:11 PM

Great looking card holders, but I was intrigued by the wheely dealy thing and see by your comment they are yarn winders, interested as a friend of mine unravels every thing he can find and makes rugs, sells they for money for mission work. Needs a good winder, some of the ones we bought are not so good.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 11-04-2017 02:17 PM

Collio Jim! Great card/pamphlet handout combination, the designs look great!

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#14 posted 11-04-2017 02:22 PM

Very cool design Jim, a nice cleanly built project, they look fantastic.

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#15 posted 11-04-2017 02:24 PM

Jim these card holders are so beautiful and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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