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Business Card Holder, the sequel (new design)

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Project by JayT posted 313 days ago 1971 views 17 times favorited 17 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.

-- "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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ShaneA

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#1 posted 313 days ago

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

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#2 posted 313 days ago

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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Don Broussard

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#3 posted 312 days ago

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 312 days ago

Nice design : )

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#5 posted 312 days ago

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

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#6 posted 312 days ago

Great idea. Cool design.

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#7 posted 312 days ago

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

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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JayT

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#8 posted 312 days ago

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 :-)

-- "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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#9 posted 312 days ago

metal and wood always look good i like them

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rrww

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#10 posted 312 days ago

Now that is really cool. Good job!

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Don Broussard

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#11 posted 312 days ago

@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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tefinn

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#12 posted 311 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 311 days ago

Nice project and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 310 days ago

Both designs are great!

Paul

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#15 posted 308 days ago

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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