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)
As with many of my instructables, this one does not take much....
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.
Drill and 1/8" bit
Step 2: How Its Done - Diagrams
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.
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.
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.
Step 6: Use Your New Pen Holder!
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