Christmas Gifts

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Project by Bob, Oregon posted 12-18-2011 04:33 AM 1518 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some Christmas gifts for my in-laws. My son-in-law sent me an e-mail with a photo of a wood clipboard that he thought looked good. Hope it’s what he wants!! Ash, cherry, maple

The stacking blocks for the grandchildren came from the book “Making Toys that Teach” by Les Neufeld. Not as easy as it might appear to get those square blocks to line up every way possible on the pyramidal post, but it was a learning experience and will be different from the usual Toys R Expensive store fare. Oak and maple.

-- 73, Bob

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 05:01 AM

Nice gifts. I made clip boards one year, and they were well received. Yours is very attractive. Like the blocks, too.


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#2 posted 12-18-2011 05:48 AM

Very cool projects Bob,so creative.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 01:44 PM

Great job on the projects

-- Guy,PEI

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 04:39 PM

Like that clipboard..gonna try that.. saved it in favorites. Great job !!

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 08:21 PM

Love that clipboard…...........

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 12-19-2011 01:54 AM

Great job. Love the blocks. How do you attached the clip to the wood

-- Norman

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#7 posted 12-19-2011 02:26 AM

I love the wood blocks. Looks like there is some challenges in making that project. Enjoy

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#8 posted 12-19-2011 05:10 AM

Hi Norm,

I just used some appropriately-sized brass nuts n’ bolts. I didn’t think to look at what size they were. I just took the clip (from Rockler) into the local hardware store and found some brass machine screws that would fit through the mounting holes in it and used those. Used a little blue Loctite on the threads before I put the nuts on. The wood is slightly less than 1/2” thick.

-- 73, Bob

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