Business Card Holder v01

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Project by 72hw posted 01-15-2013 08:10 PM 2043 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So working with small parts is just a bit more…. delicate, eh?

After making the spiffy box to house all my ‘scrap’ wood I began to wonder why it was in the box at all. What could be done with all these small cut-offs and weird little left overs?

Then I came across posts by don1960 and rance about business card holders and thought “Ah ha!”

Now this particular card holder is no where near as refined as either of theirs, but it taught me a lot about accuracy and how important said accuracy is for smaller parts. A gap of .001 is nothing when building a large planter box or utilitarian scrap box, but when making something you might want someone to have on a desk, it’s huge!

Anyhow, I am pleased with my experiment and plan to make more. Someone very close to my heart called this first iteration “homespun” and I at first took it the wrong way – but in retrospect I like the fact it might be viewed as homespun as this is what my skills are! I will proudly display this on my bench at work and dole out cards to anyone interested!

Constructed of scrap poplar and oak I got to use my router table, table saw and even my chisels to finish the thing. Simple Minwax finishes were employed to create the contrasting colours for the poplar bits and the card shelf is held in place by a tight fitting dado.

-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 10:55 PM

Unique design,good job

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 02:10 AM

Looks great

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 06:17 AM

I like this.Very sofisticated.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 03:03 PM

Another great project out of the scraps of wood. Way to go!


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#5 posted 04-03-2014 01:07 AM

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 01:21 AM

I like the angles and smooth lines.
Nice job.

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