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Building My Work Shop #6: Clamp Rack Sketch Up Design

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 1347 days ago 3123 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Got a very late start to the day so ended up taking up most of my time with the Clamp Rack Sketch Up Design. Tomorrow I will brave the rain to go out to the lumber pile outside and see how many 1×6’s I have out there.

The design is basically to hold everything I might need for assembly: Clamps of all sorts, Glue, Tape, fasteners. I designed for use with Fir 1×3 & Birch Plywood, however any 1×3 and 3/4” & 5/8” sheet stock will work. I will be using MDF & fir for mine because I have ample amounts on hand.

With the design I was torn between footprint size and functional design. I ended up making it taller than it really needed to be so I could store more clamps on it without taking up anymore floor space. Fortunately I am 6’ tall so I will be able to see whats on the top shelf fairly easily.

Here is the side view of the Cart

SU Clamp Rack

The Top View

SU Clamp Rack Above View

I may end up fiddling with it a bit more tonight but I like it pretty much as it is. If you want a copy of the Sketch Up file feel free to PM me with your e-mail address.

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!



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lew

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#1 posted 1347 days ago

Nice!

I like the drawer idea and the intermediate shelving.

Lew

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john

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#2 posted 1347 days ago

Be sure to use your sawstop ! We don,t want to see any fingers on the floor ;-)

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Crushgroovin

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#3 posted 1347 days ago

I have made a couple of design changes.

I widened the drawers and added a bottle holder. The Bottle holder is estimated as I didn’t take the time to go measure a glue bottle. So if you add this feature it is up to you to make sure the size will work for you.

!Clamp Rack Rev A

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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Cory

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#4 posted 1347 days ago

Cool clamp cart! Be sure and post pictures when you get it built. I’d love to see how you load it up.

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