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Started with ripping 4 1/2″ inch wide board. Ripped about 50 inches worth. I made three, this is why I need so much. All the wood is 3/8″ thick.

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I then setup a dado blade (3/4″ stack). I set the fence 1/2″ from the blade. Ran a very shallow dado 1/16″. Then turned the board 180 degrees and ran the piece again.

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Moved the fence out about 3/4″ and repeated the process until I had a 3 1/2″ dado at 1/16″ deep. As you see in this picture.

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Began to cross cut the piece into 1″ and 2″ wide piece, Sense I made three note pads two for work and one for home. I needed three of each piece.

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Use 4 1/2″ board without the dado in it and cross cut 5″. Again I need three.

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Now you’ll need a 8″ piece, I needed three of course.

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The 5″ piece needs 45 degrees on the long sides. I used the belt sander, but you could use the table saw as well. I wanted them more of a round toward the top the belt sander made quick work of this.

Note Pad (11) Every piece got glued and clamped. The 5″ part with the 45 degrees is placed 1″ from the end of the 8″ piece. I used the 1″ dado-ed part to spaced it and squared it.

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I then glued and pin nailed  1″ and the 2″ dado-ed part to each side, this should fill up the entire 8″ board.

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I cut 2 1/2″  X  1″ X  3/8″ piece and drilled a 3/8″ hole in the center and 5/8″ down from on edge. You need two of these for each Not Pad you build.

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Chisel out 1/16″ deep. 1″ x 3/4″. Centered on the 2″ board as shown here.

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I cut a scrap MDF 3 1/2″ wide to help keep the supports square while the glue sets up a bit. I turned it over and put in two pin nails on each support to hold while the glue completely dries.

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Optional, I put drawer liner on the bottom so it would scratch my desk or slide around. This was just spay glued on and trimmed.

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I hope you got to this point the end on the piece should look like this.

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Here the other end.

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3/8″ Dowel rod 4 1 /2″ long.

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