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Dave's Workshop #2: The Disappearing Clamp Rack

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 696 days ago 3685 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wall space is a premium in my shop because of the multiple uses of the space. When I started thinking about making clamps I knew I would need a place to store them. I devised a way to put a clamp rack in front of my scrap stick area and hinge it so that it could be pulled up to the ceiling when I didn’t need to access my longer clamps. It’s raised with two pullies with the rope held taught with an old window sash weight. A clip hooks onto a screw eye at the bottom of the rack, enabling me to unhook the rope to let the rack hang for use. The rack is held to the ceiling by a hinged hook which mush be pushed back to lower the rack. It’s the best system I could devise even though I know it’s not perfect. Eh, it works for me.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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DBoltz

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Great space saving idea!

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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WoodJediNTraining

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#2 posted 696 days ago

Very nice!! Great Idea..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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Terry Vaughan

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#3 posted 696 days ago

The ceiling? You still had space for it on the ceiling?? Luxury!

The clamps look good!

Terry
My wooden bowls

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#4 posted 695 days ago

A clever idea and I too like your hand made clamps!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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