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Project by dclark1943 posted 06-06-2012 03:00 AM 4728 views 53 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These fun card holders seem to disappear off the shelf; of the 24 in this batch I have 3 left and the oil isn’t even dry on them yet : ) The first one is Walnut with morado and maple banding, then the floral engraving is for a boutique here in town, and is made of mahogany with maple and costello banding. and the last two are mahogany and maple. the maple has morado and costello for accents. these holders are finished with danish oil, buffed out on the wheel using tripoli. The neat thing about these holders is that they can be folded open to display your cards on your desk; or closed you can carry in your shirt or pants pocket or for the ladies, they fit nicely in your purse. I have a feeling, these won’t be the last ones I build this summer. thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 03:11 AM

VERY nice: beautiful woods,great graftsmanship, and flawless finish.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 03:13 AM

Those are really nice. Like to see how you put them together

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 03:37 AM

Great project, beautiful design and very nicely executed.

P.S. Just checked out your website—wonderful products and incredible prices. I’m ordering one of these tomorrow.

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

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 05:43 AM

Amazing execution.. Beautiful finish.

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#5 posted 06-06-2012 07:43 AM

They look great. How about blogging the steps to make them?

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#6 posted 06-06-2012 08:13 AM

Beautiful boxes. Easy to see how they sell so well.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 06-06-2012 09:31 AM

Is this basically a scrowl saw or band saw box? If not, how was it constructed?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#8 posted 06-06-2012 12:09 PM

I have a 61 slide adobe “slideshow” outlining the process, but don’t know how to get it on the site, I think it would be interesting to post it, so if anyone can help me, I’ll post it.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#9 posted 06-06-2012 12:15 PM

I know I can email the adobe file, as I did email it to a fellow woodworker in Minnesota, so I guess if anyone wants a copy, just send me your email address and I will forward it to you.

-- Dave, Kansas City

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#10 posted 06-06-2012 12:41 PM

These cases are great. I’ll be emailing you shortly!!

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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#11 posted 06-06-2012 03:27 PM

Beautiful to say the least Dave! Very nicely done, perfect wood combinations and great craftsmanship!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 06-06-2012 04:28 PM

Love these, just emailed you for the slideshow.

-- Jeff W., Boston, MA area,

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#13 posted 06-06-2012 04:28 PM

You should be able to upload the files to Google Docs and point people to that link.

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#14 posted 06-06-2012 05:25 PM

Looks like you are going to be answering lots of Email. Wish I had seen this a week ago as I was just in Lee’s Summit. Would of loved to have seen your shop and talked to you about your boxes. Aka, GPOPS, Don Ripperger

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#15 posted 06-06-2012 05:50 PM

I am on that email bandwagon Dave. These are incredible. I look forward to seeing your process in making these.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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