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Project by USCJeff posted 05-12-2008 07:10 AM 1793 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Putting some scraps to use. Made 4 simple business card holders. From left to right in Pic 1 the species are Walnut, Cocobolo and Peruvian Walnut, Peruvian Walnut, and a stained pine practice piece. The non-pine ones are all finished with varnish. The pine was experimented on as it was really a practice piece. I tried the method of applying an oil to enhance the wood, and then followed with a water based stain once cured. The results still looked like a typical “parched” H2O finish. I haven’t gotten good results with H2O so far. The backs are slanted at 15 degrees.

-- Jeff, South Carolina





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#1 posted 05-12-2008 07:20 AM

Very good. Don’t let anything go to waste.

Ah, Clancy, Koonts, Ludlum, King, Grisham and Patrick Robinson some of my favorites.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-12-2008 09:16 AM

Nice little boxes – what’s the hinge mechanism on these?
I like to see every possible piece of wood being used.

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#3 posted 05-12-2008 11:40 AM

Jeff these are a nice use of “scraps”. I am betting that four just are not going to be enough unless you work in a very small office. I am sure that you will get requests for more once these go on display.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-12-2008 01:19 PM

See, I told you guys…Don’t throw any of it away. You never know what you can do with that scrap wood.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 05-12-2008 01:59 PM

Nice work Jeff..

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 05-12-2008 03:22 PM

David: No hinge on these. I bought a plan a while back for the hinged designs that a few people have posted on Lumberjocks over the last year or so. However, I really had no need for a portable case as these will strictly stay on desks. If I were to do the hinge, I’d drill a pilot for a brass pin on each side. You could just cut the head off a brass brad since it wouldn’t need to be big. I gave them all to family minus the pine stained cherry one. I really am not happy with the H20 General Finish Black Cherry. It’s likely user error as their oil based stuff has been great IMO.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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