Business Card Holder #2 - Times THREE

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Project by rance posted 09-17-2012 07:49 AM 4289 views 29 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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I’ve been intrigued about a card holder for multiple cards for a while. I designed this one to satisfy that curiosity.

The bulk of the material is Red Oak from The Rappahannock River crib dam that had been under water for 150 years. When cut, it looks stark grey. That is contrasted with the splines from the same species that spent its life above the water line. Lastly, the peak is capped with a cube of Bloodwood.

No stains or dyes used. Spray Laquer finish.

1 – Finished
2 – With cards installed
3 – And not to mention, the aerial photography

Additional information about that Dam wood can be found HERE or by searching “rappahannock river crib dam”.

I have other card holder designs on the horizon so stay tuned…

All comments & criticisms welcome.

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

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 07:53 AM

Very cool… outside the box… for sure… look forward to other designs…

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

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 08:12 AM

Really like it. Once again it’s unique.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 08:21 AM

Thanks guys. I’m not surprised to see Larry up at 4am(my time), but you Monte? You must be on night shift… LumberJock-ing at work. :)

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

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 08:49 AM

Cool design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 10:27 AM

Great design work. Also a fine memento of history. Keep it up!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 11:36 AM

Very clever design!!

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 12:25 PM

Really unique. Very kool

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

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 01:43 PM

Ingenious and quite attractive. Good job. In fact I’d be tempted to copy it if I could obtain appropriate permission.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 01:53 PM

This is great! I’ve already made 4 of your first design with 6 more to go. I’ll have to make one of these for the front area of the business that I’m making them for.

I’ll have to post all of them after Christmas (presents can’t be put up early!).

Thanks for all of your great ideas Rance!

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#10 posted 09-17-2012 03:03 PM

The cubist card holder.
Picasso would be pleased.
Nice idea Rance.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 04:10 PM

Super cool design.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 09-17-2012 04:16 PM

interesting design. you certainly got a several card holder now.

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 04:32 PM

Really unique! I like it!
Great work Rance!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 06:19 PM

How the heck did you stop the dados for the card supports?

-- _Never argue with an idiot. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience_

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#15 posted 09-17-2012 07:26 PM

nice, I like the contrast in wood too.

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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