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Project by jpw1995 posted 2716 days ago 3021 views 35 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I saw in an old issue of WOOD magazine, and I liked it so much that I made myself one. Next thing I know some of my friends, co-workers and even my mother wanted one for themselves. I took a trip to Woodcraft for some 1/8” exotics and started working. These were a lot of fun to make, and once you’ve made one the rest just go that much quicker. I made several more than are pictured, but if I remember correctly I used Walnut, Purpleheart, Bubinga, Cherry, Mahogany and Rosewood as well as several others. It’s a nice little piece to carry around to show off your skill when an entertainment center won’t fit in your pocket.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY





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Kaleo

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#1 posted 2716 days ago

These are great, I remember that article also, and I made myself and then about 15 others one also. The work great and look great. I actually have seen these at galleries being sold. They usally are getting about 30-50 dollars apiece. I’ve often thought of making a short production run ad make 50-100 at a time and see if they would sell. I think they would.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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Karson

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#2 posted 2716 days ago

Do you know the issue of Wood that this was in?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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schroeder

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#3 posted 2716 days ago

Those look great! What a good idea!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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HickoryHill

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#4 posted 2716 days ago

The Woodworking Index shows one in 9/04 and one before that, but I know it’s the latter (9/04) because I just saw it scanning through my magazines the other day. I don’t have the earlier one.

-- Jim, Michigan

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Bill

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#5 posted 2716 days ago

Those are great looking card cases JP. Like Kaleo said, I think you should produce a small run and see if they will sell.

Let me know if you find that article. I would like to make some as well.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

4564 posts in 2916 days


#6 posted 2712 days ago

Those are neat. I remember seeing that aritcle, too. I’ll have to look it up, again.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2712 days ago

they’d sell.
definitely!!!
hmmm logos on the front—sell several to a company…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Don

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#8 posted 2711 days ago

Yes, please locate the article. This would make great gifts.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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jpw1995

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#9 posted 2711 days ago

TaterSalad is correct. The article is in the September 2004 issue (no. 157) of WOOD Magazine. There is a downloadable acrobat plan available on the Wood Magazine website for $3.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2465 days ago

Real deal. would love to make some myself. got a list going already !! my boss, his boss, her boss, friends, business associates, suppliers ….

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 2465 days ago

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Kevin Violette

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#12 posted 2465 days ago

I have got to make some of these! They would definitely help show off your talent to a client.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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Jon3

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#13 posted 2461 days ago

Anybody do a blog/design/cutlist on these?

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mbulla

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#14 posted 997 days ago

good job!

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