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Picture of Business Card and Note Slip Holder from PVC
I use many note slips from cutting scrap paper into eight pieces. A few years ago I adapted a business card holder to hold these note slips. That card holder is no longer sold in stores. I wanted to see if I could make my own from some 1 1/4 inch electrical conduit PVC I had left from another project.

Step 1: Cut the paper

Picture of Cut the paper
My scrap paper is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. In many countries the standard paper size is A4, which is just a little larger and is sized in metric measurements.

This is a paper cutter given to me and my wife by my in-laws many years ago. Although not easy to see in this photo, I painted a red dot on the left side scale at 5 1/2 inches, 4 1/4 inches, and 2 3/4 inches. This marks for easy cutting into halves, quarters, and eighths.
 
Ravenseye5 years ago
Hi There!

I've got a quick tip for making sure  your markings line up.

Using a piece of paper with a straight edge to it, line the straight edge up on the mark you want to cut. So long the edge of the paper is true, you'll have a perfectly straight cut line on the pipe!
-Mike
Obediah6 years ago
Really cool. I will make one of these to go with my PVC pencil holder. http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC_Pencil_Holder/
Phil B (author)  Obediah6 years ago
Thank you. I am glad you like it. I was trying to think of things I can do with leftover PVC. I would like to think of things to do with old CDs, although I did an Instructable on a Pretty Good Postal Scale from Old CDs. I use it quite a lot.
Lovely way to share your talents with your grandchildren, and we also get the joy of learning about them too. Phil-take a look at "swimming noodles" do you know what I am talking about? I bet we could all come up with some excellent uses for swimming noodles besides what they were originally intended for. Waddddddd ya think everyone???
Phil B (author)  porcupinemamma6 years ago
I used swimming noodles in an Instructable several months ago. It is at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make_your_own_foam_grips_for_drop_handlebars/

I am working on an Instructable about some other uses for PVC. It will be delayed a little because of a 40th wedding anniversary celebration (ours) and a church convention following it.
rimar20006 years ago
Nice and simple design.
Phil B (author)  rimar20006 years ago
Thank you.
Phil, I had not realized it was you.
Phil B (author)  rimar20006 years ago
Rimar, It is I. This idea sprouted and grew over the last few days. I hope you and some others can use it, or adapt it for something else that is useful. Part of the fun of publishing ideas as Instructables is that I can document those ideas and hope that my kids or grandchildren might be interested in knowing some things about me later that they might not otherwise have known.
I see that you and me are similar in many ways. I hope you take this as a compliment and not as an offense, because I believe that we look similar until at that. At least, you do not be offended when I was critical.
Phil B (author)  rimar20006 years ago
I consider you a friend. You have not insulted me.