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Project by jack1 posted 02-27-2010 04:35 AM 1582 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Margie, my wife’s mom, was ranting and raving about some “card holders she saw at her brother-in-laws house in Houston. She even had pictures and wouldn’t it me nice for her to have some to take home with her… Yep! I said it would be nice… (Keepin’ the peace ;0)...) Here the are. Just pine, 12”x 3 1/2”x 1-1 1/2” stained with a walnut stain and some poly spray. The grooves were cut at a 15° angle and the board was ripped to taper from 1 1/2” to 1” thickness. This is another great use of scraps! P.S. it’s also a good way to line up all your credit cards and figure which you’ll pay first!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





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#1 posted 02-27-2010 04:38 AM

Nice

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 02-27-2010 04:39 AM

Clever idea. Good job. It’s nice to keep the peace.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 02-27-2010 04:44 AM

You may have made them begrudgingly, but they are very nicely done.
And a great idea. I think it would be a great way to display business cards in a retail environment…
Your mother-in-law must be pleased to have such a kind son-in-law…

-- Mark & Elaine, Iowa, http://3DWoodworkingStore.com

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#4 posted 02-27-2010 04:48 AM

There’s always a good use for scraps, great job!

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 04:58 AM

jack ,

you always find some clever way ,

to get your scraps up of the floor ,

and doing something useful .

mine just lay there ,

so i can trip on them !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 02-27-2010 05:52 AM

That’s the way wood elves get you to learn to dance…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 02-28-2010 02:32 AM

Simple and clean…in the latest edition of Fine Wood Working they feature some beautiful “scrap wood” projects by a furniture maker…you should check it out…its the april 2010 issue…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 08:39 PM

Nice use of scraps. If those are “real” cards on the last picture I would suggest removing it. I can almost makeout some of the lettering and with some photo software and some effort some might find somehting you don’t want them too. Just a suggestion.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 03-01-2010 08:50 PM

jack ,
if we were closer ,
and got into more trouble ,
how would that change anything ?
i always try to get to jail ,
in time for a bologna sandwich for lunch ,
and my choice of cots !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#10 posted 03-02-2010 03:35 AM

I’ve had that supper in Santa Fe myself once back in 72’... Long story, (including a Moto Guzzi, a sweet young thing on the back, a holstered pistol, the head of the Dept. of Bi-Lingual Ed. for NM coming off a sick bed to throw my bail, got the pistola back and a severe tongue lashing from Judge Baca, also an NRA member…) but a short stay… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 03-02-2010 03:48 AM

i never made santa fe ,
but did a couple of days in tombstone az. ,
but missed the ok corral .
did do a half night in a cardboard roofed jail in costa rica ,
sobered up enough to realize there was a hole 2’ round in it ,
( my cell was only 3’x5’ ) ,
so climbed out at 1 am , and walked 16 miles to the ferry ,
borrowed some money from the ticket taker for the ride ,
came back a week later and the local cop asked me why i came back ,
i gave him his $100.00 fine , and he gave me my passport back .
i had found my wife in bed with some kid , so got prety drunk ,
and got off the bus and missed getting back on ,
so i evidently stole a bike from in front of the store ,
and rode out of town , got 3 miles ,
and left it on some porch ,turns out the guy had to take a bus home ,
and on his porch was his bike ?
the cop bought me a beer .
we parted friends .
him laughing at those crazy gringos !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 03-02-2010 03:58 AM

Too much fun to be legal, wait, it wasn’t!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 03-02-2010 04:03 AM

nice thing about now ,
i can invite the cops in ,
‘cause they aren’t looking for me !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 03-02-2010 04:05 AM

That is a good feeling. I had a friend that was with the thin blue line and he said, we may not know who you are or what you’re doing but we are looking for you… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 03-02-2010 04:17 AM

one of the disappointment’s in jail ,

all the novels had 20 pages missing ,
from the front ,
and the back !

lot’s of cowboys and detectives ,
in my head i wonder about still !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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