Clipboard with Integrated Pencil Box

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Project by rmac posted 03-03-2015 06:19 AM 1222 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SWMBO and I like to work crossword puzzles whenever we have a bit of dead time, but we were always losing our pencil. So I made this thing. The little box has room for the pencil, some extra lead, and an eraser just in case we (-ahem-) might make a mistake someday and need it.

The wood came from a neighbor’s mesquite tree that lost a battle with a thunderstorm. The hardware came from a cheap Office Max clipboard that lost a battle with me. The wipe-on polyurethane came from Minwax by way of Home Depot.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 03-03-2015 09:07 AM

Beautiful wood, nice workmanship. SHMBO is happy? Its a winner!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 12:37 PM

Nice little project Russ. The box is a perfect solution for keeping your pencil handy. Nice wood, clever thinking and love the wright up!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 07:49 PM

Awesome I need to make a couple of these for the field guys in our office

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 09:34 PM

I struggle to keep a grip on a tape measure, a pencil, and paper thats new and doesn’t resemble litter so getting them all in one place at the same time is almost a miracle these days and despite the uneven surface and voids at the bottom where wood is missing and pencil punches through paper there is something about this particular modern office you made, that is just so nice and fuzzy feeling that I cant help but like it as it has a modern twist to the test of time

Nice work, love it : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 12:13 AM


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