My mother-in-law is 94, and has trouble holding and seeing her bridge cards. Somewhere she found a slotted card holder, and it lets her keep playing bridge with her buddies.
She requested I make another one, for one of her bridge friends who also has issues playing.
The original one is a simple design. It is 2.5x12 inches, and 7/8" thick. It has 3 slots at a 15 degree angle, and a round-over bead around the outside.
I had some 3x3 inch white oak, so I cut off about 16 inches, so I cut cut-off any planer snipe later. I resawed the board to 1" thickness on the band saw, then planed it down to 7/8". I went ahead and made 2 more of then, since all the time is in the table saw, and router table setups.
I routed the corners before I sawed the 3 angled grooves. I was afraid the router bit would blow out some material doing the interupted cut through the 3 grooves.
I used a Golden Oak light stain on them, followed by 2 coats of polyurethane.
This was a relatively quick and easy project. Because I did the top edges on the router table, before I sawed the 3 grooves, I had no "blow-out" of any wood........which I might have had when the router bit did the interrupted cut across the 6 saw cuts [3 on each end].