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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-08-2016, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Just like most woodworkers, the scrap bin gets full. I have wanted to make some business card display holders for some time. I finally saw a design that appealed to me.

I made one for my wife and one for a great friend who works @ Harvard. I will glue up more blocks over time, and set aside a weekend and batch them out. They can sit on a desk or be used to introduce yourself @ an event, conference, etc.

It measures 3 1/2" Wide by 3 3/4" Long by 1 1/4" tall. The groove is 5/8" square. It is finished in mineral oil.
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Ellery, those came out very nice..
very nice indeed..

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Very good idea , and it's the nicest card display I've ever seen

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Neat idea. Hate to throw good scraps out.

Send one to Rick for his new cards he just had printed.......

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Thank you. I might try a chamfer instead of a radius next time.
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Looking great, I would vote for the radius over a chamfer. Did you glue up a long strip of scraps and then slice off the individual card holders or make them invidually?
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Ellery that is a great idea. I think I will make some for Christmas presents. Great work.

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Sometimes simple little items show off the most creativity. Nice.

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I milled the strips, 12" long. Then I cut them into 3 equal lengths. I mixed the wood arrangement before glue up, so that they would all be different. I thought about glueing them up and chopping them off. It would be easier to glue, them plane, then chop off. I might try that and compare the time to do it that way.

I like the radius also. Thanks for all of the kind words and encouragement, from everyone.

Also I used my crosscut sled, with a stop block on each side to cut the groove, zero clearance, no tear out, and safe. I forgot to mention that in the description.

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Neat idea. Hate to throw good scraps out.

Send one to Rick for his new cards he just had printed.......

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