Evolution of a Shop #18: Rolling Clamp Cart

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I have recently spent quite a bit of time doing some glue ups for various projects. After walking back and forth across my small garage shop 300 times, I really wanted to build a rolling clamp cart to save me some steps and condense all my glue up supplies to one area. My rolling clamp cart is based on a Woodsmith version I saw on the web and a whole bunch of ideas gathered here and on other sites. I used the old metal base from my HFDC for the bottom and 1/2” plywood for the upper pieces. All the clamp holders are 3/4” plywood. The best part: I had all of this material just taking up room in the shop, so total cost is $0.

The down side to this cart is that I don’t have a lot of room to add clamps to it, so I’m not sure what I’ll do when I inevitably buy some more. Oh well, I’ll jump off that bridge when I come to it.

Thanks for looking


-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#1 posted 1141 days ago

Sweet clamp cart

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 1141 days ago

Very neat. I have been wanting to make one of these and I really like this design.

Thanks for posting

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#3 posted 1141 days ago

Yip that cart’s looking great – practical and organized. Nice job.

-- -- Mike

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#4 posted 1140 days ago

I had to join lumberjocks and stop lurking to tell you what a great job you did. This is exactly what I’ve been trying to come up with the past few days.
Nice job !


-- Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~Roger Miller

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#5 posted 1140 days ago

Sweet cart! Don’t worry about lack of expansion. As the clamp collection expands you can take some of the larger (and less used) clamps and store them elsewhere. The cart only needs the items you use regularly.
Thanks for sharing your work with us!

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#6 posted 1139 days ago

I wonder if you could add a door/frame to the top/bottom of the H (end facing in the last pic) with a piano hinge for future expansion.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#7 posted 1139 days ago

I’ve thought of something like this….right now I have clamps hanging off the rafters…the studs….the cripples….you name it…lol. The only thing good about my method is that there is still a bit more space to go….bad thing….you have to look up…down…side to side to find the right sized clamps….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 1137 days ago

I am putting this cart in my Favs… Great design. I don’t have that many clamps, (yet), so it will be a goal setter for me.

Thanks for the post

-- Chefshep :) "When we allow our present to quarrel with our past, we risk jeopardizing our future.” - Winston Churchill

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#9 posted 1137 days ago

Great idea CoolDavion. I’m going to try and rough something onto my cart.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#10 posted 1137 days ago

wonderful cart


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