Walnut and Maple Business card Holder

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Project by GeneR posted 534 days ago 908 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a late night project that was completed in just a few hours. The base is made from walnut with a Danish oil and shellac finish. The back is a scrap piece of spalted silver maple from a tree that was cut down in my backyard. The base was cut to size then I used a forestner bit to shape the corners then used a roman ogee bit on the router table to produce the decorative edge. The back piece is only about 1/8” inch thick. It is also finished with danish oil then clear coated with shellac. A small stop groove was filed into the base in order to hold the back piece then it was glued in with CA glue. I also waxed the base before glueing to prevent any excess glue from sticking to the base.

I am finding it hard to part with the things that I create so this will remain in my posession as do most of my obsessions…uh I mean creations. :-)

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#1 posted 534 days ago

Nice job

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#2 posted 534 days ago

Yeah, this was a good R&D session. Still waiting on mine though.

-- there is always room for improvement.

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#3 posted 532 days ago

Like this holder especially the live edge and the base. It’s great looking on top of a desk.


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