Football business card holder

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Project by AugieCoe posted 01-06-2013 09:03 PM 1720 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor asked for a business card holder out of “cool” wood. Apparently there is quite the competition at her work to have the best holder. She’s a big fan of football and grew up watching Peyton in her home state of Tennessee and she went to school with Eli at Ole’ Miss.

Turned from spalted maple. Finished with clear shellac followed by a few buffed out coats of wax.

Thanks for looking, & Enjoy!

Lesson Learned: I was surprised this highly of figured wood turned so well. I was very worried this would break apart, but it held together extremely well without adding a bunch of CA glue.

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 09:38 PM

If this doesn’t win her office competition, I don’t know what would. That’s about as pretty of maple as I’ve seen too.

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 10:42 PM

I like this very cool.

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 10:49 PM

Very cool. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 03:54 AM

Thats some beautiful maple

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 10:24 PM

As a dyed in the wool true blue (or Big Orange) woodturning Tennessee fan, this one would without a doubt have my vote. The ultimate icing on the cake is the awesome business card. Gotta get me some of those!

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 06:52 PM

Thanks Nathan,

The football shape was not difficult, it was the slot for the business cards that was the tricky part. For that I turned part of the football leaving the ends square so I could route out the slot. Then finished turning. Luckily learned all mistakes on a test piece.

Thanks for the comment.

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#7 posted 02-03-2014 02:04 PM

I must’ve missed this last year, but wow, a nicely done project. Great looking Maple!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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