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Manzanita business card holder

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Project by PaBull posted 10-26-2012 05:09 PM 1112 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my son came by one time and gave me a Manzanita stump from the back yard of his wife’s grandfather. It has been laying around in my garage for a while (this happens with a lot of stuff in my garage).

I needed a birthday present for my son AND he will be graduating from college this Christmas in Computer Science. So what do you give a kid like this????

With chop saw and hand saw and table saw and chisels, I was able to get this all into a business card friendly shape. I finished it with tung oil and polyurethane.

In addition, he is getting some advertising done this way.

He was VERY happy with the gift.

Thanks for checking.
PaBull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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RandyMorter

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 07:24 PM

I like that simple but effective design. I’m gonna steal it! I’ve got some Palo Verde I want to try it on.

Did you dry the wood first?

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 09:01 PM

Nice and simple and made with beautiful wood!!

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

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jap

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 09:39 PM

love it

-- Joel

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PaBull

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 10:54 PM

Randy, have fun building this little project. I did not actually dry the wood. It was just “laying around” for a year or so. It did crack a little, but that just added to it. The odd shape helped to stabilize it.
Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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PaBull

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 10:56 PM

Jim, I was surprised how easy manzanita is to .work with.
The simplicity was all natural.
Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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mafe

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#6 posted 10-29-2012 06:36 PM

Lovely and elegant.
New life to this old trees arm…
Hope you have a smile on the face my friend,
Mads

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

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 10-29-2012 06:39 PM

Cool idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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