Business card and Smart phone holders from dunnage

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Project by PASs posted 02-06-2013 01:59 PM 1759 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some scraps of wood left over and was trying to figure out what do make with them.
The wife said she was going to go buy some business card holders for her cards at the craft shows we go to.
I made a few and they worked great…one more thing in the repertoire.
We sold some so I made more. Then we realized a smartphone would sit in them as well.
No change in design or construction, just an added application.

I cut each piece to 3 1/2 inches, then bandsaw at a freehand angle into two pieces.
The grooves are cut to 3/4 inch on a RAS that’s semi-permanently set up with a 3/4 in dado blade.

Then I sand them to 220 on a disk/belt sander trying to vary the shape of each one just a little.

Finish is 2# shellac rubbed off while wet, and some are the polished with the Beall system.

I’ve run out of scraps, so now they are a production item.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#1 posted 02-06-2013 10:02 PM

A great way to make scraps pay their way!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 03:40 PM

Simple but actually has a lot of uses created from wood scraps. Way to go!

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 02:57 AM

Once again proof, there is no scraps in woodworking.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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