Business Card Holder, the sequel (new design)

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Project by JayT posted 08-31-2013 01:28 AM 3390 views 21 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing a previous business card holder for my own desk at work and getting several compliments from coworkers, I started thinking about making one to give to my brother for a Christmas present. (Yes, I know it’s only August. I hope to not lose it between now and then) Since he works as an architectural engineer, I wanted to do something a bit different and more structural, so came up with this design.

Scrap bloodwood and red oak were used in a similar arrangement as the last one, but a couple 1/4in stainless steel rods were added for the extra element, plus opening up the gaps. The two wooden pieces are drilled and set at a 15 degree angle.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

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#1 posted 08-31-2013 02:12 AM

Another cool card holder. Going to make a nice gift.

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#2 posted 08-31-2013 02:35 AM

Nice design innovation—I really like this one?

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

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#3 posted 08-31-2013 03:21 AM

Good design, JayT! It looks perfect for an architectural engineer, with the structural elements. Now I bet you can’t wait until Christmas so you can give it away!

-- 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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#4 posted 08-31-2013 04:33 AM

Nice design : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 08-31-2013 11:54 AM

Sweet and simple. I like it!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-31-2013 01:05 PM

Great idea. Cool design.

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#7 posted 08-31-2013 01:30 PM

Nicely done Jay, good choice of materials and clever design.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#8 posted 08-31-2013 01:46 PM

Thanks, gentlemen. Don’t know where the design came from, it just kind of popped into my head at some point.

DonB, just for you, my business cards are no longer blank. Now I’ll probably have to deal with more phone calls :-)

-- Pay heed all who enter: Beware of "the Phog" Rock Chalk, Jayhawk

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#9 posted 08-31-2013 04:34 PM

metal and wood always look good i like them

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#10 posted 08-31-2013 06:21 PM

Now that is really cool. Good job!

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#11 posted 09-01-2013 12:08 AM

@JayT—I noticed that too. Now there’s something printed on them, but only a small part is legible. Actually, I hope you do get a lot of calls—that’s a good thing, right?

-- 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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#12 posted 09-01-2013 03:42 PM

I liked the last one you made but, this design really stands out! The stainless rods and contrasting woods give it the perfect look for an executive’s desk.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#13 posted 09-01-2013 04:24 PM

Nice project and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 09-02-2013 12:06 PM

Both designs are great!


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#15 posted 09-04-2013 02:15 PM

Cool business card holder! Love the steel rods, made it more edgy and a fitting gift for your engineer brother. Great work!

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