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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 797 days ago 1592 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have made a few business card holders with a square pocket in them but I wanted to try a different design on these. The first one is made from spalted Beech and the second one is Corian. I started the Corian one a few weeks ago and then I found this block of spalted beech in the bottom of the barrel that I was loading in the wood furnace. Too nice to burn so I made it into a project.

The post holes for the wood one are bored in at 15 degrees.
I finished both of them with clear matte spray.
I was at a business yesterday that needs a double one..that will be next…............Jim
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-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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tyskkvinna

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#1 posted 797 days ago

wow, I thought that was zebrawood until I read your caption!

Really pretty.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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alfa189

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#2 posted 797 days ago

These are pretty cool. One question tho…How did you do the sides on the wooden one? It almost looks like you went with a bandsaw box kind of approach, where you removed the back and bottom, cut out the sides and them glued them back on? Was that the technique or did u do something different?

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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Roger

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#3 posted 797 days ago

Just goes again to show, there is no scrap in woodworking.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 797 days ago

More beautiful stuff, Jim.

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nomercadies

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#5 posted 797 days ago

Seem simple at first, then so fine with clean sharp lines. I also appreciated the close up of the drill press jig.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 797 days ago

Hi Alpha. On the wooden one, I turned a rod to 13/16” and then I put it in the mill and milled a slot .400 wide and then I cut it in half and glued each half in one of the post holes. I do a lot of work in the mill because I cannot hold the small parts or cut them accurately enough on the router table. You could put a narrow piece in the middle of two wider ones and then turn it to get the same effect but the grain may not match perfectly. I have a plan for another one where the center will be cut to size before I turn the outside and it will leave a rectangular pocket in the middle. I’m hoping it will be one of the simplest ones I make. It will be kind of like what you described!!

.........................Jim

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 797 days ago

That’s COOL playing around with wood!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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degoose

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#8 posted 797 days ago

I really like the wooden on…. may try it on the TWC!

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

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 797 days ago

More Nice Work Jim! Really Nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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FlyingMLB

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#10 posted 797 days ago

Awesome!!! I’ve made something similar. Much better than the acrylic things some folks use. Keep up the good work.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 797 days ago

Larry, you can make just about anything on the TWC. It is nice because you see what it being cut from the top!
soon you wlil be able to personalize them with your Laser, too!!!!!!!!................Jim

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

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 797 days ago

That Spalt is fantastic ! You made good use of it : )

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

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majuvla

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#13 posted 796 days ago

It could be a little problem if you don’t have a bussines card :-). Very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 796 days ago

Hi Ivan..no problem, you sell them to people who do!............Jim

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

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sedcokid

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#15 posted 795 days ago

Jim,
You always have somethin a goin don’t you… So do I just don’t always get them posted! These are real nice, I like em both but really like the Corian…....Wish I had a Mill, Darn…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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