Introduction: Marble Note Holder

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Something you may not have seen before...

I used 6/4 mulberry for the top portion and a scrap piece of 1/4 oak veneered MDF. Added a piece of acrylic and the marbles and you get a nice note holder.

I then recessed a couple of rare earth magnets and you've got a pretty simple project.

I'm thinking that I'll make the next one a bit smaller and sized for note pads. (this used 1/2 sheets of regular letter stock) Plus you could route a channel on the top for your pencil...

Anyway, thanks for looking.


Matt2 Silver (author)2014-06-10

What a slick idea, thanks for sharing, you've got me thinking of other cool applications for this awesome project.

kludge77 (author)Matt2 Silver2014-06-10

Excellent! I'm glad it gave you inspiration! Good luck on your build!

LynxSys (author)2014-07-24

An elegant solution, and a great video (although it freaks me out a little to see someone working that quickly on power tools, even though I know the video is sped up). Thanks for sharing!

threeoutside (author)2014-07-08

My mind is officially boggled. I was thinking about trying to make a clipboard using marbles not two days ago. Unfortunately, since I'm a complete tyro when it comes to woodworking (but I'm learning!) I couldn't figure it out. So a hearty THANKS! for posting this 'table!

BillBell (author)2014-06-14

Really slick, and I've wondered for years how such things might work. Thanks for posting.

-BALES- (author)2014-06-13

Similar to versions I've seen which use a wooden dowel, but this shows off the mechanism. Clever and clean design. Also, digging your youtube channel.

craftclarity (author)2014-06-12

Love the googly-eye on your bandsaw....

nodcah (author)2014-06-10

Great idea! I wouldn't get much done if I had this... XD

This is really cool! I totally want to make it with a bunch of different colored marbles!

I really think the baked marbles thing would have been cool too. Oh well!

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