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Project by jaysuzi posted 09-15-2014 11:29 PM 1747 views 11 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Steve Ramsey – Woodworking for Mere Mortals inspired project. It is a clipboard box. This one was my prototype and I will use it to help organize the notes for my shop projects. You can store papers in it, use it as a clipboard, or tilt it to different angles to view a document. I made mine with a whiteboard top to give it an added flexibility to jot down quick notes. The clipboard and box lid work with rare earth magnets.

This was made out of hickory. It was the first time I had used hickory and it does want to tear out, but I found I had pretty good luck with it. I made my share of mistakes on this project, but I am getting better at recovering from them. I plan on making some more of these as it is pretty handy and organizes all my papers. We could certainly use on in the kitchen and in my office.

Here is Steve’s video. This was one of his earlier projects and is over 4 years old now:
http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/2010/04/woodworking-in-iambic-pentameter.html

-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/





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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-16-2014 12:10 AM

Looks great! How long did it take you to make? I’m thinking those would make great office going away gifts. Thanks for sharing! I am definitely WWMM watcher as well. lol

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 09-16-2014 09:42 AM

Nice work, should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 09-16-2014 12:41 PM

Simple elegance – nice!

Two questions come to mind: 1) what provides the pressure mechanism on the wooden clip, and 2) how does the lift support work within its confines?

I can see this as a great Christmas gift for some of my family members. Thanks for the sharing this great build.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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jaysuzi

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 02:04 PM



Looks great! How long did it take you to make? I m thinking those would make great office going away gifts. Thanks for sharing! I am definitely WWMM watcher as well. lol

- MilFlyer

Thanks – It is hard to say how long it took as I was working on other things at the time and would do just a little over a few week nights. Overall, it is very straightforward. You do need to be a bit careful on getting your router set up correctly for the rabbits based upon the thickness of the material you are using.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/

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jaysuzi

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#5 posted 09-16-2014 02:25 PM



Simple elegance – nice!

Two questions come to mind: 1) what provides the pressure mechanism on the wooden clip, and 2) how does the lift support work within its confines?

I can see this as a great Christmas gift for some of my family members. Thanks for the sharing this great build.

- technoslick

Thanks – give credit to Steve Ramesy. You can what his video to see how it is put together – maybe without sound on this one. The clip is done with small hinges and rare earth magnets in the clip piece with mating set under the whiteboard.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/

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jaysuzi

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#6 posted 09-16-2014 02:32 PM


Simple elegance – nice!

Two questions come to mind: 1) what provides the pressure mechanism on the wooden clip, and 2) how does the lift support work within its confines?

I can see this as a great Christmas gift for some of my family members. Thanks for the sharing this great build.

- technoslick

Thanks – give credit to Steve Ramesy. You can what his video to see how it is put together – maybe without sound on this one. The clip is done with small hinges and rare earth magnets in the clip piece with mating set under the whiteboard.

- jaysuzi

I see I forgot to answer the second question. The support just rests in a little dimple on the underneath and swings on a screw.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania, http://hobby4charity.org/

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Paul Bucalo

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#7 posted 09-16-2014 02:32 PM


Simple elegance – nice!

Two questions come to mind: 1) what provides the pressure mechanism on the wooden clip, and 2) how does the lift support work within its confines?

I can see this as a great Christmas gift for some of my family members. Thanks for the sharing this great build.

- technoslick

Thanks – give credit to Steve Ramesy. You can what his video to see how it is put together – maybe without sound on this one. The clip is done with small hinges and rare earth magnets in the clip piece with mating set under the whiteboard.

- jaysuzi

Thanks fore answering my questions. I have been a subscriber of Steve’s YT profile, but I see now that I need to dig deeper into his older productions for gems like this one that inspired your creation.

-- -- Paul Bucalo, Norwich NY USA

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