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Contractor Clipboard, Why didn't you think of this!

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Blog entry by CueballRosendaul posted 107 days ago 1303 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you use a clipboard on the job, you know how difficult it is to find a place to put it down while you handle the tape measure or tools you’re using. There’s never a good place to put it except to tuck it under your arm where it often gets dropped. Solve that problem by building a clipboard with a spring clamp on the back and you’ll never look for a spot to put it down again. Here's a YouTube video which shows more details.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.



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CueballRosendaul

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#1 posted 107 days ago

Just a little hint about drilling out the rivet in the spring clamp; since the whole thing is under tension, I clamped the handle ends of it in a vise to keep it from flying apart when I got the rivet out.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 107 days ago

I did the same thing a few years ago. Only difference is I put a 1/4×20 bolt through the center so I could fasten a speedlight to it. Pretty dang handy. Anywhere you can clip that clamp to, you can have a light source (if you have a remote attached to it to fire the speedlight).

I made a jig also but now I can’t find the pics I took of the operation.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 107 days ago

Very cool ideas

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 86 days ago

Nifty idea for all you contractors.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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