Walnut Clipboard

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Project by markswoodcraft posted 10-09-2012 11:59 PM 1677 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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if anybody read my blog entry a while ago, i said i was building a clipboard from walnut and an elm frame.
i decided just to go with the walnut. I went to lee valley and got one of those clipboard clip things.
for my dad for his birthday, he does lots of crosswords and used to use a magazine as a back.
I really like the grain on the walnut.
sanded to 320 and finished with 3 coats of gloss polyurethane.

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 10-10-2012 12:06 AM

Cool grain : )
What size is the board , how thick is it and what did you fasten the clip with ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 10-10-2012 12:11 AM

Grain is really beautiful. May have to make a couple of these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-10-2012 12:12 AM

i thinks its 9 1/2 by 12, not really sure, its about 5/16 thick and the clip came with some nuts and bolts.

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 12:26 AM

Sure makes those commercial ones look lame !

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#5 posted 10-10-2012 12:34 AM

Thanks for the info and keep up the good work : )

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#6 posted 10-10-2012 01:18 AM

Spectacular piece of walnut! That makes great clipboard. I’ll bet your Dad loves it!


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#7 posted 10-10-2012 01:42 AM

Sometimes, some of life’s simplest needs converge at practical & elegance. Nice work!

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 01:43 AM

O, the beauty of walnut! Great job!

-- Valentin

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 06:55 PM

I broke my clipboard the other day when I threw it in a fit of rage at my pickup. It was one of those open up storage type ones. Yours is much cooler.

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#10 posted 10-11-2012 11:58 AM

Awesome idea. I might have to make one now!

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