Introduction: Clipboard Pen Holder

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 Customize your clipboard with a functional pen holder.   Making this is fast, cheap, and easy!  The result is very effective.  I use mine everyday.  

Step 1: What You Need. (I Keep Thinking INXS)

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As with many of my instructables, this one does not take much....

MATERIALS
Elastic banding - I used 1/2 inch wide
A rivet (just one) I used 1/8 inch variety
A clipboard with a traditional metal clip.

TOOLS
Pen/pencil
ruler
rivet tool
Drill and 1/8" bit



Step 2: How Its Done - Diagrams

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Diagrams shown here are made in an advanced graphics package called Microsoft Word.
Hey - I use whatever is available to me at the moment!

Step 3: Measure, Cut, and Mark the Elastic.

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Cut a piece of elastic to length of 3.5". 
Mark elastic with dots using pen or pencil.  
After marking the spots for the rivet, 
poke holes in those spots.
I used needle nose pliers and also the rivet itself
to loosen up the hole and make ready...



Step 4: Fold the Elastic and Insert the Rivet.

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This is the part where you'll want to take a moment and make sure your spacial relations are working well.
The picture shows what we are shooting for.  I believe a picture (or drawing) is often more effective than words.

Step 5: Attach Elastic to Clipboard Clip With Single Rivet.

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Step 6: Use Your New Pen Holder!

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Comments

SparkySolar (author)2015-01-19

I really like this one.

SparkySolar (author)2015-01-19

I really like this one.

bloodgain (author)2012-10-17

Great way to upgrade a cheap clipboard, and just the kind of idea I was looking for! I think I'll do this instead of buying an overpriced clipboard with the features I want.

Add in a way to hang it over an edge like old-style medical clipboards, and/or a magnet to hang it on metal door-frames, and you've got a product that's hard to even find commercially!

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