Business card holders

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Project by Arookar posted 05-11-2013 02:05 PM 1975 views 31 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of business card holders- I made five but two of them found homes before I had the where-with-all to take pics. The striped one is zebrawood on one side and walnut on the other, sandwiched between maple. Dark one is walnut both sides with maple in the middle and the final lighter colored one is chinquapin with rosewood in the middle. Finished with Danish Oil, wipe-on poly and then wax. These are a great simple project- Blackie has a nice set of instructions in the link below. I made mine from parts a bit thinner than Blackie’s…the sides on one given away to my instructor at last day of class were about 1/8” and the middle was about 3/16” ... I believe Blackie’s instructions call for 1/4” thick pieces. Whatever size you make them- people seem to love them. They were a great hit at my last day of class.

Inspiration: from Blackie

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 03:22 PM

You have some great projects here. I have seen these card holders and thought I can make one, but never have. I might give it a try now. Nice wood choices. I definitely have enough scrap pieces.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 03:26 PM

Another cool project,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 03:53 PM

These are great… Thanks for sharing!

-- Dan

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 03:54 PM

Nice idea to use up some of those smaller pieces of wood – I like it!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 05-11-2013 04:39 PM

Thanks all! I just have boxes of wood scraps I cannot seem to throw away or burn – they seem like jewels to me, lol! So this kind of project is a great use for them.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 07:13 PM


-- Joel

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#7 posted 05-12-2013 03:02 AM

They look great and thanks for the tip of the hat :)

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#9 posted 05-12-2013 02:46 PM

great looking, I need to try this

-- Joe, Ga

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