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Custom Wooden Playing Card Holder

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Card games are a fun way to relax, but sometimes holding on to the cards can be a challenge for little kids. With their small hands holding on to all the cards can sometimes be harder than the game itself. So as a Christmas gift to one of the younger members of my family I made a card holder that can handle being thrown across the room in a fit of temper and still look decent.
 
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Step 1: What You Need:

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- 1/8 inch hardboard
- Rough and fine grit sandpaper
- A 3/4 inch binder clip
- Coping saw

Step 2: Layout

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- Draw two semicircles on the wood; one 5.5 inches wide and 3 inches tall at the center and on 4.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall at the center
- I have provided a rough template you can use

Step 3: Cutting, Sanding & Testing

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- Use the coping saw to cut out the two semicircles
- Use the sandpaper on the edges, then the front and back of each piece
- Attach them together with the binder clip
- Try to slip a card into the card holder; if it is too tight use some pliers to bend the jaws of the clip outwards

Step 4: Finishing Up

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- Now is the time to paint, engrave, burn or do whatever else you want to personalize the card holder
- When everything else is done center the small semicircle in the big semicircle and clip them together in the middle
- Remove the binder clip arms by squeezing them and pulling them off
shawnwin10 months ago
Nice
M3G (author)  shawnwin10 months ago
Thanks.
nice idea
M3G (author)  supreme creator1 year ago
Thank you!
I HATE dropping my cards when I play. I would totally buy this!
M3G (author)  claramecium1 year ago
Thanks!