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Business Card Holder/ Tablet Stand

  • September 14, 2014
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A friend of mine asked me to make a unique one of a kind business card holder using black walnut, red oak and using no fasteners other than glue. The design had to be multi-functional meaning that if it weren't used as a business card holder it could be used for something else such as a table or iPhone stand. It also had to be visually appealing and interesting, a conversational piece if you will with flat surfaces, angles and rounded areas.. After designing the project I had to figure out how to cut it out of the wood that was selected for the project, I needed to be able to make exact duplicates of the same part achieving the most uniform cuts and surface quality. This meant that I needed to use a 1.5 hp + router that could handle cutting the thickness of the wood in one or two passes. I tried making the parts for the project by hand but was not able to replicate the exact same part each time. The only way that I could actually make each part consistently I would need to use my cnc router which was not capable of cutting wood in one or two passes. To resolve this issue I figured out a way to mount my 1.5 hp router to the z-axis of my home built cnc machine. I was then able to cut more consistent parts for the project.

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      • WALNUT, RED OAK, GORILLA GLUE, BEES WAX

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Business Card Holder/ Tablet Stand

by knottywoodcrafts
Sep 14, 2014

A friend of mine asked me to make a unique one of a kind business card holder using black walnut, red oak and using no fasteners other than glue. The design had to be multi-functional meaning that if it weren't used as a business card holder it could be used for something else such as a table or iPhone stand. It also had to be visually appealing and interesting, a conversational piece if you will with flat surfaces, angles and rounded areas.. After designing the project I had to figure out how to cut it out of the wood that was selected for the project, I needed to be able to make exact duplicates of the same part achieving the most uniform cuts and surface quality. This meant that I needed to use a 1.5 hp + router that could handle cutting the thickness of the wood in one or two passes. I tried making the parts for the project by hand but was not able to replicate the exact same part each time. The only way that I could actually make each part consistently I would need to use my cnc router which was not capable of cutting wood in one or two passes. To resolve this issue I figured out a way to mount my 1.5 hp router to the z-axis of my home built cnc machine. I was then able to cut more consistent parts for the project.