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I enjoyed making this fancy clipboard. I”ve been giving as gifts, and they seem to be hits with all recipients. They are different and useful. The fancy router work seems to fascinate most folks. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-16-2010 01:23 AM

Oh yeah! That’s beautiful! Good thinking.


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#2 posted 04-16-2010 01:26 AM

Hey Barb, you were quick on the draw on this!!! I think you might have posted before the finish was dry !!!! HA..thanks for your comment.

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#3 posted 04-16-2010 01:43 AM

It was a ‘buddy notification’ in my e-mail. And glad it was! I made four clipboards for Christmas you know, and yours is much more imaginative than mine were. Really nice.


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#4 posted 04-16-2010 02:14 AM

that is the contractors dream! again, great job!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#5 posted 04-16-2010 02:29 AM

Like the fancy joints. Nice project.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 03:04 AM

I say the design on the front of the MLCS catalog used for box joints and thought it looked real neat, but you have taken it a few steps further. Really neat idea and great job.

-- RT --- The older I get, the smarter my father gets. I should have paid more attention when I was younger.

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 03:20 AM

Interesting long grain joint. I like it and it looks like you are having fun too. This looks like it should be a hit for these guys $20 for a template is a lot more reasonable than Leigh’s approach…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#8 posted 04-16-2010 03:29 AM

Yup. Love the scroll/router work. Love the breadboard end.

Can you tell me the dimensions (L x W x thickness), please?

I’m pretty sure I won’t get “fancy,” but … I keep thinking, generally, about how darned useful a clipboard would be, around the shop.

And I just can’t see spending the dollar and seventy-seven cents that it would cost to buy one ;-)

Again, really nice!

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 04-16-2010 04:15 AM

cool work on the joint… looks great…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 04-16-2010 06:05 AM

hey nbeener: about 10×14 and about 3/8” It’s a tad oversize, but I like the extra size. I agree the $ 1.77 is a real rip off..HA

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 07:24 AM

Did you do the joint with a Lehigh jig? It looks like the same. Either way I ain’t good ‘nuff to buy one that looks that good much less make one. But then again you always impress me with your work. I never thought of doing a panel joint like that. Is that one of your turned pens in the pic.? The calculator is a nice touch I need a tape measure to figure out my age. Anyway great job

-- GAR

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#12 posted 04-16-2010 07:50 AM

Nice :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#13 posted 04-16-2010 01:31 PM

Barb: hope your receipients were as pleased as mine. I’ll bet they were. These clipboards can be nmade with so many different woods & combos, they really make it easy to make a “special’ one for someone. jm: good was “hold my breath time” when cutting with the grain in that orientation..dangerous..I really didn’t think I’d get it done without a few breaking off. Gar: I totally get the old age thingy, which sucks.!!!! No I used the templates from ??Arizona..they originated it I think, then looks like MLCS is carrying it now. yes, it’s one of my pens & you can get the clip & calculator from Lee Valley. Thanks all for your comments & interest

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#14 posted 04-17-2010 07:46 AM

People seem to really like these. A story: I have four children, all with families, scattered afar. I didn’t hear much back after the gift-giving for Christmas, but my computer-nerd son in Silicon Valley, who I Thought might like one (silly me; it is not electronic) said when it was opened, his six year old daughter reached out to have it saying, “you mean Grandma Made This out of Wood?” and stood up clutching it to her chest and walked off into her room with it, taking full possession. The greatest of compliments.
And another family, in KY, where my daughter had the mother-in-law over for Christmas. The nine-year old grand daughter told her, “My other grandmother is Really cool. She makes things out of Wood.” Heh. Score!


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#15 posted 04-17-2010 01:03 PM

Hey Barb, you qualify as the goddess of wood, with those stories. Can we use the “it skips generations concept here?” Kids are a hoot.& Grandmas Rock!!!!

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