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    Default Aluminium Clip Board

    This is a very simple project that has no welding.
    This project will be very boring for an expert but it is a project that just about anyone can do with a minimal tools.
    A clip board is a must for a workshop, it holds the plans of your job or some paper with your chicken scratchens.
    I tried to purchase a metal clip board but again no one here sells them any more.
    They do sell the ones with a masonite board but I don't like any wood products in my welding bay. That said I bought one just to use the clip part.

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    I paid for a piece of 1.6mm aluminium 6060 T5 cut to size.
    This cost $2.00.

    The problem with the masonite clip boards is that they don't support the full length of an A4 page.

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    First I grabbed a coin that I wanted to use as a corner template.
    I traced around the coin on all the corners

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    With a pair of tin snips cut out the square corners.
    Then with a file remove all the material to the template line.
    With some sand paper and a sanding block smooth off the corners.
    If all has gone well it should look like this.

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    Select the correct size drill and drill out the existing rivets holding the clip board together.

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    I placed the old masonite board over the ali board and marked where the rivet holes where I then drilled the holes and rivetted the clip onto the new ali clip board.
    With some sand paper and a sanding block I removed most scratches and burrs.

    Job done

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    Default Aluminium Clip Board

    That is a neat project. Could make an interesting class project

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    I need to make real soon. On my regular job we are filling out more and more charts.

    They are about twice the size of regular paper and a PITA using a standard size clipboard with oil soaked hands. Makes you want to turn it into a sail board.

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    Default Inspired to make the mega board

    I made the super size board for 11x17 sheet.

    Rounded and smoothed edges all around with Tig.

    Used a 2x2 square cube previously made,,, as a pen holder, we use a red and green pen so I made two holes and put smaller holes in bottom to drain oil that gets on pens.

    The cube also holds the top edge up a few inches to keep it from sticking and give it an upward angle to write on.

    So thanks for the idea, the little store bought boards just wasn't up to the task.
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    pick of the cube.
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