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Chalkboard Lost & Found

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Build a message board for your laundry room with clips to hold onto anything "lost and found".

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

SM20 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

TOOL

4000 High Performance Variable Speed Rotary Tool

Model # 4000

ACCESSORY

SM500 Wood & Plastic Carbide Wheel

Model # SM500

ACCESSORY

Dremel 543 Cutting/Shaping Wheel

Model # 543

Materials

  • 1

    Vintage Yardstick
  • 1

    1/2" MDF- at least 7" x 13"
  • 4

    Binder Clips
  • 1

    Paintbrush
  • 1

    Chalkboard Paint
  • 1

    Glue
  • 4

    Picture Hangers

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

First, cut the MDF with your Saw-Max™ and wood and plastic cutting wheel to size. We made ours to accommodate the yardstick graphics.

STEP 2

Step 2

After that, cut the yardstick to desired lengths as shown on the image. Ours are 13" and 4 1/2".

STEP 3

Step 3

Cut slots with the Dremel 4000 and 543 Cutting/Shaping Wheel to measure approximately 3/8" deep into the long-sided edge of your MDF, spaced evenly.

STEP 4

Step 4

Paint the MDF with chalkboard paint.

STEP 5

Step 5

Once the paint is dry, glue the binder clips into the slots you cut in Step 3.

STEP 6

Step 6

Then, glue on the cut pieces of the yardstick to your chalkboard piece, and let dry. Lastly, secure picture hangers to the back of the chalkboard and hang onto the wall.

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