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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 12-24-2013 04:26 PM 2437 views 28 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I built the first one for my dad a few years ago my brother-in-law said he wanted one. I told him that I would build him one too. It took me four years but I finally did.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 04:45 PM

That is so cool! I need one for woodworking books also.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 04:53 PM

Clay, that is a real neat book holder, how does the slide lock work? Great job.

-- Bill, Quitman, Georgia

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 05:48 PM

very clever idea. another one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 07:04 PM

So cool. This is an example of unique woodworking that would sell. Good job.

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 07:14 PM

Cool Project. I would put it on my list but it is way too long already :)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 09:01 PM

That is too much. What a unique idea. Great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 09:45 PM

A perfect gift for a woodworker!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 10:35 PM

Thanks Guys!
Bill when you slide it up tight to the books and snug the screw, the dove tail binds up. I had to make the dovetail pretty loose before it would bind up.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#9 posted 12-24-2013 10:42 PM

now that is sweet.

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#10 posted 12-24-2013 11:43 PM

I love it. It works on the same principle as a holdfast to bind up .
Great gizmo.

(This could be the beginning of a “Great Gizmos of your Dreams” thread.)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#11 posted 12-25-2013 12:08 AM

Clay, how about this? :-)

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#12 posted 12-25-2013 02:11 AM

What a Great Idea for Christmas presents! or any other time for that mater! As many books as I have, I would need a dozen of those. I don’t think I have ever seen such neat ideas as You have. Merry Christmas, and Many Blessings for the New Year!

-- Saved! and so gratefull.Consider Who Created it All

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#13 posted 12-25-2013 02:53 AM

That’s really clever. Now I want to make something like it. How did you cut the wooden threads?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#14 posted 12-25-2013 02:51 PM

Merry Christmas!
I used a store bought threading kit. I think I got it at Woodcraft.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#15 posted 12-25-2013 03:02 PM

Awesome, nice work

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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