Manzanita business card holder

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Project by PaBull posted 665 days ago 998 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.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 665 days ago

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 665 days ago

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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#3 posted 665 days ago

love it

-- Joel

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#4 posted 665 days ago

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.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#5 posted 665 days ago

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

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 662 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 662 days ago

Cool idea

-- Custom furniture

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