• Sunday, December 18th, 2016

business card holders

You’re a woodworker. Alas, you have less money than you would if you were not a woodworker and thus expended your effort on more remunerative activity. And Christmas is around the corner.

The dilemma is apparent. The solution, of course, is the woodworker’s solution to everything: you can make things, so make something.

To happily fit the bill, I designed and made these business card holders. The rabbeted front section is edge joined to the back plate, 4 1/8″ wide. The angle of the base is 8°, which is also reflected in the top edges. The primary wood is curly Claro walnut, finished with an oil-varnish mix. The mountainous inlay banding (maple, ebony and sapele) is all face grain, available from Inlay Banding.

Merry Christmas, dear readers.

Category: Ideas
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4 Responses

  1. 1
    Jay Highland 


    Merry Christmas dear woodworker. I have enjoyed the past year with you, thanks for all the goodies.

    May you and all your family be in peace and good health this Christmas season.


  2. 2

    Thanks, Jay.

  3. 3

    Nice pieces! I am sure they’ll be very well received. Very handsome.

    I made a few gifts this year as well Mostly lathe work, which I enjoy but don’t get enough time to do usually.

  4. 4


    I sometimes envy turners because they can produce pieces quickly.

    Haha, notice, by the way, that I am fully confident that none of the recipients will read my blog.


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