If you have some small scraps of wood left over from another project this is a good project for it. The holder looks best cut from 1/2" thick wood but you can also use 3/4" if that's all you have. This would also be a good project for Corian or acrylic.
I used small round glue on rubber feet so it will not slide on the desk. Look for these feet in the hardware section of your favorite depart store. I bought mine at Meijers.
When you are cutting the slots it is best to slightly undercut them so you can get a good fit. You want the fit to be between snug and loose. If you cut them snug you can use a small file to work up to a good fit.
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DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.