DIY Clipboard mount for survey rod
I've been doing a lot of construction staking lately and although it's not 100% necessary to carry around a stakeout plot with me, it certainly makes things easier. I hate fumbling around with it though, digging it out of my pocket and so on, whenever I get to a new point. For a while I was using a binder clip to fasten the sheet to the rod. That works okay, but the wind likes to knock it around. So, I looked online for a clipboard attachment. These attachment arms are kind of expensive and look heavy. I decided to make my own and only spent $15.51.
machine screws #8 32 by 3/4 inch MA-509 - $0.97
flat washers #8 WA-565 - $0.97
Broom Gripper 17007-es Command brand $6.84
One Tie 4 pack TOT60008 $3.97
plus tax = $15.51
The assembly is pretty straight forward just look at the pictures, it works pretty good. Tell me what you think.
For me, these days I send a PDF of the point plot to my phone, a Galaxy Note 9, and use that instead of a print. With the stylus I can make notes on the PDF.
Does it hang onto the rod when yer diggin' around for stuff, or jabbing it into the ground for a shot?
Just Google 'pilot's knee board', you could carry a mobile office around on some of those! There's an arm board version as well.