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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 01-01-2010 06:58 PM 4886 views 46 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this as a Christmas gift for my dad. The base is hickory with walnut bread board edges. The main part of the “Clamp” is maple.
It was a fun project.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#1 posted 01-01-2010 07:01 PM

HAH!! This is probably the coolest book end I have ever seen. Favorited.

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#2 posted 01-01-2010 07:05 PM

very cool i like it thanks for sharing and welcome aboard

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#3 posted 01-01-2010 07:08 PM

Awesome. Worth repeating. Certainly the coolest bookend I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 01-01-2010 07:12 PM

That is such a cool Idea so fun and well done.
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#5 posted 01-01-2010 07:13 PM

That is awesome! Thanks for posting this.
Happy New Year

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 07:18 PM

Such an awesome idea and it looks great as well ! What have you got for magazines ? LOL

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#7 posted 01-01-2010 07:22 PM

This is neat. Wondrful idea and a great gift. I am sure dad will cherish it too. Thanks for posting.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#8 posted 01-01-2010 07:23 PM

Very ingenious.

-- -Todd

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#9 posted 01-01-2010 07:24 PM

Very creative! Well done – and you can always offer an upgrade and make a base extension!

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#10 posted 01-01-2010 07:25 PM

this place is just swimming with Ideas great job

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#11 posted 01-01-2010 07:27 PM

Beautiful! Love the idea. Thanks for Posting Clay

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#12 posted 01-01-2010 07:32 PM

Thanks for all the comments and happy new year. I need to add that the idea for this came out of AW I don’t remember the issue.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#13 posted 01-01-2010 08:11 PM

Love this thing, on fav’s!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#14 posted 01-01-2010 08:18 PM

Hey you could actually crush books you don’t like with this…Great looking bookend.

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#15 posted 01-01-2010 08:28 PM

This is so cool!!

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