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Project by Mr M's Woodshop posted 01-13-2017 06:08 PM 654 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s far from my # 1 request … some even say they’re outdated.

When you look up “clipboard” online … all of the articles are about copying & pasting. There’s a desire for a clipboard to be on smartphones. Everybody’s talking about how to use your clipboard.

But no one is asking how much paper they can hold.

In this case, the rated capacity is either 1” or 1/2”.

I certainly don’t know how to use it with your smartphone, though.

Clipboards are made in 3 sizes: notepad, letter or legal size. Finished thickness of the board is approximately 1/4”.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-13-2017 06:54 PM

Pretty cool patterns! I hope they will not band over time due only 6mm tickness.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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IHRedRules

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#2 posted 01-13-2017 07:18 PM

Where did you find the hardware (clip)? Looks really nice!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#3 posted 01-13-2017 08:01 PM

I sourced both styles of clips through Amazon.com. There are other sources out there, but Amazon beat them on price once I wanted to start buying several at a time.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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IHRedRules

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#4 posted 01-13-2017 08:18 PM

Thanks for the source. I work in an office with a forester, and once I saw your clipboard, I realized that he needs one similar to that.

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 08:55 PM

This is a beautiful board and I love the contrasting color and grain patterns across the board.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 09:41 PM

At one of the shows I had a food vendor ask me if I had one. I’ve never made them but I knew of another woodworker who had them so I referred them over. Those are very nice. Don’t know if there is a demand to make some for my area.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 10:36 PM

There isn’t much demand, honestly, but I do enjoy making them. As I redesign my booth for 2017, I know that they will fight for shelf space … not sure if I’ll be able to keep displaying them or not. I do have about a dozen more clips in the cabinet, so there is that. Maybe they’ll only be at some shows. Time will tell!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#8 posted 01-14-2017 03:22 AM

What is the shiny yellow ish wood in the middle? The two strips that seem to ‘glow’ the most??

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#9 posted 01-14-2017 04:06 AM

Very nice clipboards. I will find some wood and make one for the shop. Thanks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 01-14-2017 05:19 PM

Nice they look so much better than the regular one we have all used.

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

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#11 posted 01-14-2017 05:32 PM



What is the shiny yellow ish wood in the middle? The two strips that seem to glow the most??

- danielhoer


It’s yellowheart, from Brazil. When the wood is cut in the right direction, it can fluoresce in a powerful way.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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JimRochester

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#12 posted 01-14-2017 05:39 PM

I made a couple cheese slicers from yellowheart and purpleheart and they were the first two snapped up. Yellowheart was a great wood to work and can add some brilliance on a design like that. Like any of those exotics, I wouldn’t use too much but they are lovely with the right companion woods.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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leafherder

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#13 posted 01-14-2017 06:37 PM

Call me old fashioned, or technologically backward, but I like these kinds of clipboards much better than the electronic kind. :) Great job, I love the colors and patterns they would go really well with my wooden briefcase and wooden pens (not made by me – my skills are not that advanced). Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 01-15-2017 01:56 AM

Great clipboards

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 01-17-2017 09:36 PM

Beautiful designs. How do you attach the clips to the wood?

Barbara

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