|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-23-2013 02:55 PM||7811 views||121 times favorited||31 comments|
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.
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