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Project by wwbob posted 04-23-2013 04:45 AM 4277 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed some gifts and I just learned how to use the laser engraver found in “my” workshop (aka the Mesa High School wood shop). These two things came together so I designed a business card holder. The wood is alder, resawn from 4/4 stock, then sanded to 1/8” thickness. The finish is Deft Brushing lacquer from a “rattle” spray can. The laser, Universal Laser – model 660 (60 watt), darkens the wood when rastering the lettering and when cutting through the wood.

The design uses 3.5 by 15 inches for each holder. The horizontal parts have tenons that go through mortises in the side pieces. The horizontal pieces fit together with box joints.

The only difficult part of this project is resawing the boards and the “burnt wood” smell the parts have after being engraved and cut on the laser.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4





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#1 posted 04-23-2013 09:34 AM

Nice work, These look great!

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

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 01:48 AM

Can I download it ?!!

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 02:24 AM

The design is in Corel Draw. I can send it to you.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#4 posted 10-24-2014 09:43 AM

Can You send The design to me,

Thanks :-)

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 09:12 PM

This is a great design. I would love to use this file if you could send it to me please :)

Thanks ahead of time!!!!

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 01:31 AM

This design was done in CorelDraw. For those who have asked, is that of interest?

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 02:08 AM

Yes, corel would work great. Or even export to an SVG format that anyone should be able to open.

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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#8 posted 03-18-2015 03:25 PM

Corel Draw is OK, please share the file if you can. Thank You !

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#9 posted 04-08-2015 10:05 PM

your work is really good congrats, could you will able to send me the file to cut it, i want to make one for my dad.
thanks
chutis6@gmail.com

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#10 posted 04-08-2015 11:30 PM

wwbob – Can you please email me the file? Corel Draw is fine. I’d just love to have the file. info@oldmountaincrafts.com

Thanks!!!

Michele

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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wwbob

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#11 posted 04-09-2015 12:36 AM

Can someone inform me how to attach a Corel draw file to a posting?

Since I’ve been asked to send this card holder to people, I’ll make the following rules:

The design remains mine. The design may not be given or sold to any other person.

Any products created from this design may not be sold or given away for “donations”.

If you can live with these restrictions, I will post or send the Corel file.

Why the restrictions? Let’s just say I’ve been burned.

Bob

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#12 posted 04-09-2015 12:39 AM

Nice work. Nice design.

-- jroot

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#13 posted 04-09-2015 01:25 AM

Hi Bob,

I can live with those restrictions. I’m assuming as gifts would be fine?

-- Joy does not simply HAPPEN to us. You have to CHOOSE joy and keep choosing it everyday!!

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#14 posted 04-09-2015 03:34 AM

I also can live with that rule, I just want it for my personal use, for my dads office :D
I will only make one unit .
chutis6@gmail.com

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#15 posted 04-09-2015 01:28 PM

I have tried to attach some Corel file to send but I did not find the way to do it.
I agree to your conditions, and I will be happy and Thankful if you send me the file on: zagor712@gmail.com

Thank You.

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