|Project by Jonathan||posted 12-18-2013 04:04 PM||2036 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
I started on this business card holder some time ago, and finally got it finished and to the new owner, a local craft beer and pizza joint in my neighborhood.
Wood: 8/4 Mahogany
Glue: Titebond III
Finish: Deft rattle can lacquer, semi-gloss
Tools Used: tablesaw, bandsaw, drum sander, wood burner, drill (should’ve used drill press!), oscillating sander
I initially cut a piece of 8/4 Mahogany into 3-slices, then cut the front 2-pieces to shape on the bandsaw and glued it all back together. I then drilled 4-holes in the back to accept 6-rare earth magnets that I slightly countersunk, then filled with epoxy, tinted with ebony dust to resemble ebony plugs. I had my drill press set-up for another project, so I used the hand drill for the holes for the magnets. This ended up being my downfall, as I didn’t get all 6-holes drilled identically. When I went to sand the back flash, I slightly exposed one of the magnets. Even though it was on the back, I couldn’t stand the way it looked. So, I sliced a matching piece of Mahogany from the adjoining section of board to veneer over the back. The slice was a little to thick for the magnets to grab through, so I ran it through my drum sander until it was 1/32” thick and veneered it onto the back, covering my mistake.
I copied and enlarged the Hops & Pie logo, then used carbon paper to transfer the image onto the wood by tracing over it, followed by using the woodburner and magnifying lamp to burn-in the logo.
The magnets were installed so the card holder hangs on to the back of their register, ensuring the holder stays in-place and isn’t constantly knocked off the counter.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."