Clipboards for Christmas Giving

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Four Clipboards
These are clipboards with clip hardware from Lee Valley Tools. Fellow LumberJock Autumn Doucet gave me an 8/4 block of Alaskan Yellow Cedar to resaw for the boards, and I wanted them all to be different so I glued an agate cabochon on one, inlaid apricot wood and holly strips on the second, used turquoise dots in small carved flowers in the third and chip carved the fourth in elipses and dots in a chain-line pattern.
The one on the left was the oddball one..the one where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. After oiling and finishing it, a crack developed on the bottom edge I had to glue and clamp, then refinish. I first glued the little calculator on with gel superglue, which ate through the original calculator and ruined it. Lesson learned. So now I have to come up with another one, or decide on something else to glue into the blank space. Still working on that. They turned out pretty well; good enough to give for some family Christmas presents. And a big Thank You to Autumn for giving me the Yellow Cedar! Oil warms this wood up beautifully.


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#1 posted 12-05-2009 02:53 AM

These are really nice.

-- Joshua Warren {Also know as- Porkchop}

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 02:59 AM

yes, the new bs blade made a lot of difference! I do like this wood, even though it stinks something awful when working it.


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#3 posted 12-05-2009 04:41 AM

Nice Christmas presents! I’m sure the recipients will love them.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 05:35 AM

Great looking clip boards! I like that each one is different. My wife was suggesting today that I make some clip boards and then there you are in “Roll the Dice” with clip boards! What are the overall dimensions of your boards? Really I’m not trying to steal all the info-LOL Hope all are recieved well and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 05:39 AM

HI Ken- and happy holidays to you too! No stealing involved. I made them 14-1/2” long because the clips from Lee Valley are quite large, and they’re 9-3/4” wide. Had to fit within my lunchbox planer. I hope my family will appreciate them. Post pix if you make any!


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#6 posted 04-17-2010 03:34 PM

Gee, I’m on the wrong Christmas list! These are great! Isn’t it interesting how Murphy’s Law hits the wood workshop? Usually it’s on the project that has a deadline and is the most important, not necessarily the most difficult either. Nice work.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 04-17-2010 04:41 PM

mmh- Some days I think Murphy is a permanent resident here. Thanks!


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