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Business Card Holder #4 - Leaner with Dowels

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Project by rance posted 09-22-2012 06:09 AM 12669 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is a variation of the Leaner, but with dowels used to extend the front edges and also supported with a dowel. In addition, the edges are purposly separated.

Construction: Apart from the vertical support and the base, the card holder was assembled dry, then CA glue applied from the back. Oak dowels were specifically selected for use as extensions for the front edges so the application of CA glue from behind would allow wicking fully to the front faces.

Wood: Both the back face as well as the two front edges(lips) are of reclaimed Hickory flooring. All dowels are Oak. And the base is Brazillian Cherry.

Finish: Lazy Laquer spray bomb.

All comments & criticisms welcome.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 09:02 AM

You’re getting very creative with these. Another beauty.

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2012 09:53 AM

Too funny,very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 10:09 AM

I like the “leaners”. If ya tilt yer head, they look straight. :)

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 11:28 AM

Nice one Rance. I did not know the CA glue would wick into the dowels. That makes assembly easy. with a little flooring, you can make an army of these holders!!

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

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Woodbutcher3

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 11:58 AM

Knot bad, Rance. Another wicked project.
How long did you have to hold those things to glue? Or, did you use accelerator? I know you’re good in the car with one. So, I figure the shop won’t be much more of a challenge for ya.
It’s great to see this floor wood standing on it’s own.
How about some more of that Fredericksburg dam wood you have? That ought to sell nicely at the Art Gallery in Downtown Fredericksburg.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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rance

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#6 posted 09-22-2012 12:44 PM

Thanks guys. Roger, I’m always a little off kilter. :) Jim, these dowels were fairly short, but one of the Oaks (Red or White), can’t remember which one, is particularly porous. You can actually blow bubbles in a glass using a 4” dowel. Rod, I love your Puns. More Dam projects on the way. These were tight so no holding necessary till it dried. The ‘cruise control’ method.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 09-22-2012 02:27 PM

Another hit. I really liked your use of wood.

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

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#8 posted 09-22-2012 03:23 PM

Red Oak is much more porous : )
I would have thought that the glue would have dried before reaching the other end..what a novel approach to gluing , rance : )

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 09-22-2012 03:57 PM

You’re just like a Timex…
... You don’t take a beating but you keep on ticking!

Very clever!

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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Woodbutcher3

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#10 posted 09-22-2012 11:48 PM

Rance – always remember Red – Right through – kinda like you drive!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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don1960

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#11 posted 09-23-2012 12:21 AM

Oh, I can see this is gonna be the next cutting board type craze. :-)

Really nice. So creative. Another project for the ever growing list.

-- -- Don from PA

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 09-23-2012 01:27 AM

Another cool “designed by Rance” original. They are so neat and tight looking. Nothing wrong with that rattle can lacquer. For some reason, I get along much better with Deft brand than others (I like their spray tip better).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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rance

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#13 posted 09-23-2012 02:41 AM

John/Joe/Don/Andy, thanks. The key is to make nothing square. :)

Thanks Dusty & Rod. Maybe I’ll remember this time. Oh Rod, as for signal lights… Red means Stop, Green means Go, and Yellow means Go REAL FAST!!!

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

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shipwright

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#14 posted 09-23-2012 05:01 AM

How many businesses do you have Rance?

Do you have more business cards or business card holders?

... joking… nice ideas.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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vipond33

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#15 posted 10-23-2012 03:39 AM

Lucas…..get stuffed, go away.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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