But here’s my number, so call me maybe!
I went in on a booth with my sisters store at our Market Days here in town (first Saturday of every month - it’s a destination kind of thing for all of the city folk… thousands of people) and last time my (horrible, made the night before) cards were just kind of (randomly) propped up. I figured last night, around 1am, that I needed a proper little display stand, or something.
Cut and glued up this little doohicky. Leaves one card on display in a cut slot and the rest in a recessed hole. I cut the first one, and it’s like 14 layers of .250" baltic birch, so basically only a masochist would try to glue it up and expect any kind of accuracy. But, it looked ok so I figured the overall design was alright.
Back to the drawing board for a tweak; I made a couple of holes in each piece except the outer plies and then added in a couple of square dowels matched to the thickness of the wood (actually .230"). Life. Saver.
Glue. Slide down. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. On, and on and on. Clamp.
I decided that I really didn’t want the burned laser edges, so I got to sanding. I’m not very good at sanding…
Then I decided that if I wanted to show it here as a business card holder, I should have… a business card (remember, the last ones were junk). I whipped up a quick, slightly better piece of junk (that is really just as an example for pics because it’s still junk) out of the thinnest wood (aside from PG veneer) that I had - 1/8" basswood. I didn’t design the slot for 1/8". I thought maybe a 1/16" would be about right… I dremeled away the bottom edge of the card so that it would fit in the slot. That’s how we roll 'round here. Make it fit.
My last step to pretending to be a woodworker was a few coats of pecan stain applied with a sock the pup got ahold of… the good: I’ll always be able to apply stain with this collection of socks. The bad: I’m relegated to flip flops all summer. The good: I can always claim cold feet.
Either way - fun little project and really the first “dimensional build” that I’ve done of anything with the Glowforge.