4 Ways to Make a Spring Loaded Pocket Business Card Holder

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Making four simple wooden business card holders. Each using a different woodworking method. Power tools, CNC, laser and 3D printing.

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Matthew Tucker says:

It's a really cool video, I just don't know how useful it is since most people don't have access to 15 grand worth of tools to repeat it

Dennis Haswell says:

Spring steel from an old clock mainspring.

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John Made it says:

I made a similar thing.But it dispensed stickers and was meant to be attached to my backpack. but i messed it up a bit because i was in a rush and was trying to get it done in time for makers central. but it sort of worked. version 2 will be better. I used tie wraps/cable ties/zip ties (call them what you want) to act as a spring (very flexible,very thin and easy to shape) they would push on a bit of wood inside that would push the stickers to the front so they could be taken out. its here on my Instagram feed if interested //www.instagram.com/p/BiP_Es4gL9S/?taken-by=johnmadeitcom

Luke InCyberspace says:

Great video. As for spring ideas, you could use the metal strip from a windshield wiper, or break off a clip from an old pen.

3D Printing Nerd says:

I loved how you replicated the design across different maker styles, different tools

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Rodo Calderon says:

I saw that you have a Rikon Jointer i would love to se a review on it.

JusBidniss says:

3 spring ideas: First: A bit of actual spring steel from an old wind-up egg timer or alarm clock. B: A sliver of bamboo, either cut from the actual curve of the tube-shape of the wood and sanded thin, or for long-grain, a thin sliver that you steam-bend (hey, thicker bamboo holds a steam-bent shape in a backscratcher, so should work for a sliver). Three: A bit of clear plastic, cut from the curve of a bottle of hand soap, clear-plastic canister of Twizzlers, bubble-card plastic, etc.

Christopher Leyburn says:

Nice video, never would have thought of a hose clamp as a spring, putting that in the brain vault for later.

Mkayvi says:

Could sand/grind down the aluminum strap to make it more flexible. I like the look of the hose clamp though. Rugged like someone else said. Would just need to keep a sacrificial card in the back because im sure it would get chewed up over time. Or maybe put a piece of packing tape over it. Great job on all 4 methods!

Sanjay Patel says:

Love this style of video! #nastyassrake

Make With Miles says:

Awesome! I really need a business card holder and this is a perfect idea. It was nice meeting you at maker faire!

Mandy Trosky says:

I love that you show there’s many ways to get the same result. Doesn’t mean ones wrong, just different. I come across this in construction ALL the time! This has been added to my to do list. Another great video

Michael Noeth says:

What? No STL?

WayofWood says:

Cool project. For the 3D printed version you could have printed the spring as well.

Vaughan Chapman says:

Cool video! How did you learn Fusion360?

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What is your website to purchase things off?

PhunKiss Artistic Creations says:

Do Dads! LOL!

Danellyn L says:

Instead of a lid you could always make another one that this one slides into.

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