Clipboard made from old bleachers

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Project by timzavacki posted 11-01-2016 01:08 AM 1439 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Clipboard made from old bleachers

This past summer (2016) the competition gym at my school was removing the old bleachers that were installed in the 1980’s. They were to be replaced with molded plastic ones. I asked and received permission to obtain the old stock for usage in my woodshop classes. I was able to reclaim and store 75% of the softwood (Southern Yellow Pine—-I think) in my shop storage room at school. As a gift for the boys and girls basketball coaches, I made them each a clipboard. Only one is shown since they were both identical. The finish is Hillyard Gym Floor finish. That stuff is extra glossy and really durable.

-- "A good craftsman can hide their mistakes."

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 02:51 AM

Pretty wood.

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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#2 posted 11-02-2016 05:52 PM

I was interested in this project when I saw it on one you tube video. I only had doubts about bending this plate over time. I soppose if it is thick enough it is secure for bending, but again not to thick. How thick are your board?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-03-2016 12:58 PM

5/16” seems to be a nice thickness

-- "A good craftsman can hide their mistakes."

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