Business Card Holders

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Project by jamsomito posted 12-19-2019 02:12 AM 587 views 3 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Made these business card holders for a local business. I used some scrap red-oak trim wood from a remodel of the office space above them – they are a sustainability focused business so it fit well.

I cut the bottom pieces concave in the front and convex in the back, partly for a little styling, but also partly because I made a prototype out of pine and it warped on me, making it really unstable. This way, there are always 3 points of contact and it’ll always be stable regardless of what the wood does.

As far as woodworking projects go, this one was pretty simple. First I ripped the trim boards to width and resawed to thickness, then sanded flat. Then I set up some stops on my crosscut sled and made all the length cuts. I kept the sled out and made the slots with my new flat grind rip blade. Worked great and avoided the bat ears my dado stack leaves. Again, a couple stops on the sled made quick work of the slots. Then cut the contours on the bandsaw and finished at the oscillating edge/spindle sander. Hand-sanded the last grit to break all the edges.

I tried the acetone printer toner image transfer to put the company logo on the backs. It worked to varying degrees. Check out my blog post for my best method. I still might try a different method all together next time.

Then I setup a small spray booth in my bathroom and finished with a couple coats of spray shellac.

This is my first project in a long time. It felt great to get back out in the shop. Any C&C welcome :) Thanks.

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#1 posted 12-19-2019 12:54 PM

They look great … that last-minute shellac finish worked out nicely!

-- Dennis 'We are all faced with a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.' Charles Swindoll

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