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Project by JayT posted 08-23-2013 01:10 PM 2035 views 21 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Based on inspiration from Rance's card holder, I built this one for my desk at work out of some scrap red oak and bloodwood.

I wanted something that felt lighter than the inspiration piece, so made the base footprint smaller, lengthened and thinned down the arms and used a much more drastic angle. Seems to be successful, as it almost seems like the cards are floating, rather than grounded.

Overall, it was a simple but useful project and all it cost was a little bit of shop time. (And shop time is never a bad thing!)

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835





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Kevin

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 03:53 PM

Looks good.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 04:44 PM

I like it—very simple design and good wood choices. I don’t know if you realize it or not, JayT, but your business cards are blank. Just wanted you to know . . .

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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JayT

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 05:01 PM

Thanks Kevin.

Don, yep, I look at the blank cards from my side of the desk every day, but for some reason sales reps still take ‘em. Maybe they have special glasses or something.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Don Broussard

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 05:24 PM

@JayT—I was hoping they weren’t blank on BOTH sides.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 08:48 PM

Great job!! Looks great. Good thing about both side being blank – hard for anyone to call and complain!!

-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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Chris Cook

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#6 posted 08-24-2013 01:51 AM

Good design, nice job

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#7 posted 08-24-2013 02:17 AM

Nice. Is it joined by a dowel?

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JayT

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#8 posted 08-24-2013 02:28 AM

Thanks, guys.

Nope, Shane, just glued. I realize it isn’t much surface area, but there shouldn’t be hardly any stress on the joint.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Kristoffer

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#9 posted 08-24-2013 04:46 PM

Nice. I’m going to have to make a few of these. Great way to put scraps to good use.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#10 posted 08-27-2013 04:25 PM

Another creative and cool use of scraps. It looks like the business cards are balancing through the small base. Well done!

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