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Project by mtenterprises posted 11-26-2011 02:30 PM 2024 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Right now I’m into my black walnut period. Two years ago we trimmed the black walnut tree in the backyard and all that wood is now nice and dry for turning and small projects
After bandsawing some thin black walnut boards I had to come up with a project because the crotch grain was soooooo nice. So I decided to make myself a business card case. I got tired of looking at all the dirty, dog-eared business cards in my wallet and it’s a poor first impression to the customer. I hope this case will impress them. The first picture is a shameless self-promotion, the second is the back and the third is the front. Note the inserted 2011 penny. The pictures do not do the grain justice.
More black walnut projects to come.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises





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Eagle1

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 04:28 PM

Nice job. I think this is a first for me to see a business card holder like that. Thanks for posting.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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jerrells

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 05:00 PM

Very nice – I have made some of those for the consignment sotre that I have product in – so far no sales but we will see. Good work and nice wood.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 06:58 PM

Great idea. Nice work on it too!!

I like the wording on your business card too. Does it get you a lot of work?......................Jim

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

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mtenterprises

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 03:31 PM

Jim
I live in a VERY economically depressed area so I’m lucky to get whatever work I can get here. The major portion of the people that live around here are on social services if you do a job for them you are lucky to get paid at all. This is why I try getting commission work from other places. Does the wording work? If you can find the right people yes it does.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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thelt

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#5 posted 12-02-2011 02:44 PM

Very nice. Where can i find instructions on making some of these?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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mtenterprises

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 11:42 PM

thelt,
Look up business card holders right here on LJ.
As for this one you would have to walk around the dusty recesses of my mind to find out how to do it. All I did was took a business card drew around it and designed from there. I bandsawed out some thin, like around 1/4”, boards from a black walnut branch. Made some narrow strips srome the boards for the center part where the cards go and just glued the whole thing together. Then I sawed the whole thing a bit narrower and shorter as one unit to make it square. The hard part was making the boards.
MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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