Rob's Business Card holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-09-2011 05:11 AM 1325 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a business card holder for my friend Rob at Kamp’s Hardwoods to put on his desk in his new office. He gives woodworkers like me such good deals on hardwoods and sometime free pieces to turn into projects like this. I hope he is not looking on here because it is wrapped up as a Christmas present and sitting on his desk!

It was a challenge I always wanted to do- make a card holder from one piece of walnut with a little turning and milling to make it come together. I had to make some special high wooden jaws for my mill vice to hold it at an angle to get the inside milled out. My friend Mike at Awards Pro made the brass nameplate and it is epoxied in a milled pocket. It is finished with Clear Matte spray—I love that stuff.

I added some pictures of how I got it started in the lathe and the slab I cut it out of.
The front panel is doweled on so it would not slip when I glued it back on. I hope he likes it!....Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 05:16 AM

Jim that is one fancy business card holder… fantastic…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 05:35 AM

Great design and a wonderful gift : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 06:49 AM

He’s going to have to love this one jim, nice job & finish :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 06:56 AM

I really like the combination of turned dome on the bottom with the rectagular top with one homogenous piece of wood.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 09:29 AM

Very creative. It’s always good to see something new and different. This deserves a medal.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#6 posted 12-09-2011 01:15 PM

nifty project. that is one nice hunk-a hunk-a wood. walnut?

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 12-09-2011 01:26 PM

Jim, it’s a nice design and looks great.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-09-2011 03:42 PM

Nice! Another very clever design from the machinist. You friend Rob is going to love it. It will certainly be a conversation piece. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 05:16 PM

Very nice holder. Alot better than those plastic one from the stores.
Great job thanks for the post.

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

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#10 posted 12-10-2011 12:22 AM

Nice one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 12-10-2011 02:59 AM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 12-10-2011 07:22 AM

Great project Jim, I love everything about it!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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