Huge backorder finally filled - Second (and last) run of card holders

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Project by ChuckM posted 03-03-2013 04:38 PM 2365 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More than a year ago, I made 10 business card holders ( and they were all—including the one I reserved for myself—quickly given to or snapped off my hands by family and friends. Since then, I’ve been asked to make a “few” more and a few more here and a few more there have turned into a backlog.

So for the last time, I spent the past few days in the shop, making the second but also the last batch of card holders—18 in total, including one for myself:

Stock preparation (resawing and cutting all pieces to size) – 4 hours+
Drilling (vertical precision is critical) – 2 hours
Assembly (gluing and fine tuning: have 100 small clamps/binder or bullnose clips around if you want to be efficient) – 3 hours
Sanding and routing – 2 hours
Finishing (old oil English and wax) – 1 hour
Fixing mistakes – 1 hour+ (To err is human: the last pic shows my “stack and cut” error.)

Today (Sunday) will be spent in front of my shop (garage)—shoveling snow (15 cm of white stuff expected)!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 09:52 PM

great work

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 01:10 AM

Sheesh…somebody has been busy…..nice work chuck

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#3 posted 03-04-2013 01:50 AM

Good job. I have made quite a few of these and I agree: they are tedious from start to finish! Try some from hedge and mesquite (even more tedious). I used clothespins for clamps as I didn’t have any clamps small enough (worked well). I couldn’t sell them for enough to justify the time they took to build. But everyone thought they were very cool!

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

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