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After finishing a previous business card holder for my own desk at work and getting several compliments from coworkers, I started thinking about making one to give to my brother for a Christmas present. (Yes, I know it's only August. I hope to not lose it between now and then) Since he works as an architectural engineer, I wanted to do something a bit different and more structural, so came up with this design.

Scrap bloodwood and red oak were used in a similar arrangement as the last one, but a couple 1/4in stainless steel rods were added for the extra element, plus opening up the gaps. The two wooden pieces are drilled and set at a 15 degree angle.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

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Another cool card holder. Going to make a nice gift.
 

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Nice design innovation-I really like this one?
 

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Good design, JayT! It looks perfect for an architectural engineer, with the structural elements. Now I bet you can't wait until Christmas so you can give it away!
 

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Nice design : )
 

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Sweet and simple. I like it!!!!!!!..............Jim
 

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Nicely done Jay, good choice of materials and clever design.
 

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Thanks, gentlemen. Don't know where the design came from, it just kind of popped into my head at some point.

DonB, just for you, my business cards are no longer blank. Now I'll probably have to deal with more phone calls :)
 

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metal and wood always look good i like them
 

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@JayT-I noticed that too. Now there's something printed on them, but only a small part is legible. Actually, I hope you do get a lot of calls-that's a good thing, right?
 

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I liked the last one you made but, this design really stands out! The stainless rods and contrasting woods give it the perfect look for an executive's desk.
 

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Both designs are great!

Paul
 

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Cool business card holder! Love the steel rods, made it more edgy and a fitting gift for your engineer brother. Great work!
 

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@JayT - very nice. But I hope your brother doesn't follow this site!! :)
 

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Wow, what an innovative design. Really cool.
 

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Jay, That has to be the coolest variation yet. Nicely done. And thanks for the linkback from your other holder. :) Again, VERY well done.
 
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