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Project by panamint posted 09-21-2011 11:07 PM 1397 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made about 50 of these out of 1/8” walnut and cherry, what a pain getting a straight clean edge on thin material.


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#1 posted 09-22-2011 12:30 AM

That is sharp! I always wanted to make one of those.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 01:45 AM

I have a 4” Dremel mini table saw that I used to do the cutting with. The hard part was sanding all the pcs to get the edges flat so I wouldn’t have any voids in the joints. I have big hands and it hard to hold onto the small pcs.


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#3 posted 09-22-2011 01:46 AM

That is awesome – better than those I’ve seen patterns for. Mind sharing where you got the pattern??

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 02:02 AM

That is really neat and well made. I like it.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 02:22 AM

Great Lookin Holder

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 03:22 AM

Nice project…. Very functional and saleable…. If you made 50 of these that probably was your intention. How much time do you have invested into each piece?.. Would like to make a few of these for gifts.

-- - No design is perfect - That's why pencils have erasers -

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#7 posted 09-22-2011 04:42 AM

I based it on one Wood magazine had in Dec 1990 issue #39. I tweaked it some to suit me liking. I made these for Christmas gifts for people and made some for a family member that gave them to his clients as gifts. As for selling any now I am going to pass on that. I am a perfectionist so I had way to much time to make any money on them to sell them. They are a pain to get straight and square while gluing them up. With the material being so thin there no room for mistakes. I swore I would never make any again lol. I still have a few that are cut out in a zip lock and one day I will glue them up.


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#8 posted 09-22-2011 08:45 PM

Very nice!

-- Josh, Virginia ,

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