|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 10-01-2011 03:44 PM||1404 views||13 times favorited||5 comments|
My son really enjoys card playing and he often has a card deck on his person. For a while now I’ve wanted to make him a holder that was small enough to easily cart about, and, yet, still offered a bit of stylish protection for his cards. After seeing some of the flip-open business card holders I put some thought to how I might devise a similar design to suit a deck of cards, and, voila’, here is what I came up with…more or less, a portly business card holder. In fact, I discovered that a standard playing card and a regular every day business card are nearly identical in length, so I basically just fattened up two dimensions of a business card holder while only slightly enlarging the third to accommodate the cards still in the box.
I like boxes having this flip open character as they lend themselves to a variety of applications. I’m considering modifying it for recipe or note cards such as a student’s flash cards. I can imagine such a little box outfitted as a travel sewing kit. However, card playing is so common and popular that this little box with a new deck of cards will always make for a great gift. It would be worth keeping some on hand. And, of course, the lumberjock who wants it to be something a little extra special can add in inlay, pyrography, or other enhancements.
This one’s made from two woods, black walnut and cherry, some glue, and an itsy bitsy brass pin. Outside dimensions are 1” by 3 1/8” by 4 1/8” and the interior space is 3/4” by 2 5/8” by 3 5/8”. Everything in it was stuff on hand and all the wood came from the scrap box.