Monday, November 2, 2015

Business Card Holder

My first project for the Proxxon Tiny Tools design team is a business card holder.

My inspiration came from this free pattern. But, the dragonfly is too advanced for my cutting abilities. So, I redesigned the pattern in Make-the-Cut. At the end of this post I've included both an SVG and a PDF file of my redesign. The two pieces slide into matching deep notches to assemble the holder. 

The first step was to attach the pattern to my wood. I started by covering the surface with painter's tape. Next, I sprayed the back of the pattern with spray adhesive, and put that on top of the painter's tape. The spray adhesive holds the pattern in place, and the painter's tape makes removing it a breeze.
Wood with painter's tape applied, ready for the pattern
Pattern adhered to the wood on top of the painter's tape

Now, the fun begins!! Here's a picture of my initial cut on my Proxxon scroll saw.

After I completed the initial exterior cuts, I drilled pilot holes to enable cutting the interior spaces. When cutting interior spaces, the saw blade is passed through the pilot hole, and then the cutting is completed.

Here are the cut pieces, assembled, and waiting on my work table for a coat of paint.

I used two coats of a black-green acrylic paint for the base color. When it was thoroughly dry, I dry brushed a gold metallic acrylic paint for highlights.




Free SVG pattern for business card holder
Free PDF pattern for business card holder

Carole

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