Playing Cards Holder

I have a problem!!! When ever someone comes to my house and play cards, the cards some how always ended up on the floor. This may have something to do with a little bit of alcohol consumption, but this is no excuse to just drop my cards on the floor. Lets fix this problem in just a few minutes.

 Card Holder.PDF

Card Holder Video

vlcsnap-00004Stared with some old pallet wood planks. This pallet was made from Oak, after cleaning them up they looked great. Also milled to 3/8″ thick. I milled 4 of them.
vlcsnap-00005vlcsnap-00006Jointed one edge
vlcsnap-00007Cut the other side off to clean that edge.
vlcsnap-00008Stacked and glued all four pieces together
vlcsnap-00009Set in clamps for an hour or so…
vlcsnap-00011Using an old card holder as a reference I marked the length. The length is 10 1/2″
vlcsnap-00012Cut to length
vlcsnap-00013Again using the old one for reference set the width.  1 1/2″ or if i was smart enough I would have known that 4 times 3/8 equals 1 1/2

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I also used to find the angle of the slices down the middle. The angle was 22 degrees

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Rounded off the corners with an 1/8 round over bit.

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Used the disc sander to hit the ends and round over those edges.

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Howard Feed-N-Wax, if the end results doesn’t matter a whole lot this give a little protection and a bit of color. I have heard you can mix dies with this, but I’ve never done it.

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Squeeze some on a rag in the palm of your hand.

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Squeeze in through the rag and rub it on the project let it set for about ten minutes and buff it off. Repeat as needed.

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Here is a good picture of the ends. You can see the two grooves down the center at two different heights.