Business card holder
So, I had asked a local business if I could leave one of my business card within their establishment along with the other local businesses who have their cards. They were happy to allow me this, but I needed a business card holder. Well, I am not one to go buy a card holder so I got busy making a simple but dramatic card holder to put my business cards in.
I started by cutting some old log off of an old oak tree on my property. It is very burly piece of wood with crazy grain changes. I then ran it through my band saw to get a square piece from the log and cut it down to size. From there, squared the rest, and sanded it down. This made for a great looking base. One of the cards actually broke, due to the burly knot right on the edge. I then made the actual card holder portion from some hard maple I had in the shop. I finished the oak base with some danish oil, and then put on a lacquer finish.