I got a new copy of Wood Magazine today and they had an article about making a minimalist wallet. There are 6 pieces you laminate together. 4 are alike and there is a top center and a bottom center piece. I got CC cranked up and made the 3 pieces (one you make 4 times) and just need to buy the elastic to hold it together. I want to get the elastic before I start cutting and measure the thickness so I know how thick to make the bottom and top center pieces. If it works I will post it here and on cutrocket.com
The nearest Walmart store with the elastic in stock is 30 miles away in the next town over. I live in the country where there is only one Walmart in each county. Of course my local store (15 miles away) does not have the elastic in stock. Will update on progress. I really like the design and intend to make two of them, one for my grandson and one for his girl friend. They go to concerts and clubs and with this design they can take their IDs, a credit card and some money and not risk losing their billfold/purse.
There are three laminations for the top and 3 for the bottom. On the ends there is 1 inch elastic that holds the top and bottom together and on one side you install another piece of elastic to hold the folding money.
After I get the laminations glued I will use a forstener bit to make the thumb slot to retrive the cards. I think this will be better than trying to line of 6 pieces of wood. I will just use carpet tape to hole the top and bottom together and cut the thumb hole all at once.