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Project by Blackie_ posted 02-23-2013 02:55 PM 4722 views 108 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Pocket Business Card Holders made with a bandsaw, these holders are made from pure scraps with the following woods Spalted Hackberry, Mahogany, Walnut and Zebra Wood, the holder in the center I used Walnut in the center and the Walnut has the zebra wood across the bottom, each holder holds 15 cards each. They measure 2 1/2” x 4” x 5/8” I finished them with one coat of tung oil and several coats of wipe on poly with a final coat of paste wax, the wipe on poly is my own mix thanks ro LJ’s showing me how its done and also my first application, my mix was a 60 to 40 mix as I found the 50 -50 to be a bit weak.

Story: After several times of finding my wallet empty of cards, I came upon this idea of making a holder to fit in my pocket and always having cards on me also thinning my wallet not making it so fat. If I’m caring the holder then I have cards on me. I made them sleek, thin and smooth with rounded edges smaller then a cell phone and will keep the cards nice neat and protected.

Build: These are very easy and quick to make, and it doesn’t matter what grain direction is, they can be glue ups, mixed woods and also mixing the center piece with a different wood. These instructions are for bandsaw owners.
1. Slice two pieces 3/16” x 2 1/2” x 4” wood of flavor
2. Slice one piece 1/4” x 2 1/2” x 4” wood of choice
3. Cut the middle of the 1/4” piece in a horse shoe pattern with each side being 3/16” thick and the bottom 1/4” thick so you should have it looking something like a horseshoe, cut so that the two outside pieces are 1/4” x 3/16” and then slightly rounding at the bottom to create the 1/4” x 1/4” then exit out the same way you came in.
4. Sand all pieces smooth to finish, note: be sure to sand all of the blade dings on the inside of the horse shoe as well, you want everything smooth.
5. Glue the two first cut pieces with the horse shoe in the middle clamp and dry, round all edges to look like the ones in the pictures and cut the finger pull out from the top end.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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becikeja

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 03:06 PM

I like these, They look great. How many cards can you get in there?

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 03:08 PM

Thanks beckieja, they each are made and will hold 15 cards but I found them to hold up to 19.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 03:13 PM

Randy they are a great project
You will be recycling sawdust next :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 03:17 PM

LOL Jamie, you don’t know how close to the truth you are, actually I to catch spalted dust for my spalting piles. grins

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 03:27 PM

Beautiful! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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JesseTutt

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 03:35 PM

Beautiful!

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 03:48 PM

Great idea! These should do well at your show! I’m not sure how much work you put into them but this could be something you could give away free to a customer that makes a large purchase. Just an idea!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 03:52 PM

Simple, useful and great use for scraps. Best wishes for success with these clever items.

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 04:02 PM

Randy, folk cant understand my tins of dust
It causes lots of conversation and a fair bit of ragging

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 04:09 PM

A really fun project and practicle as well. I need to make some of these this weekend. Look fwd to it. Greal work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 05:03 PM

Fantastic idea and design. Those will sell really well.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 09:41 PM

I really like these!! Great Work!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Roger

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#13 posted 02-24-2013 12:17 AM

Those are very kool, Randy.

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

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dee2

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#14 posted 02-24-2013 01:05 AM

Good looking and quite a handy item. This got me thinking about all of the credit and discount cards all of the stores are passing out. These could be made to hold maybe six or more plastic cards (being thicker, not sure of how many). Also….for all of us women with these cards falling out of our wallets, this sounds like a handy item for us also. Now, in a purse, it would likely fall over; so, maybe a leather strap to go over the top to hold cards in? Just thinking maybe a snap on it? I’ll keep on thinking, thought you might like the idea.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 02-24-2013 01:29 AM

These are awesome. Quick to hit the favorites list.

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

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