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Asssembly / Outfeed Table #6: Adding a few accessories

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Blog entry by Freakazoid posted 09-28-2015 11:38 AM 976 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to add some storage accessories before I moved on to the second drawer. Mostly because a table this size displaces a lot of stuff and I really wanted to straighten up the shop a bit. I had originally wanted to build a shallow cabinet for the ends (like the ones in Woodworking for Mere Mortals), but I decided that would not be practical, so I built a cleat board for one end to see how I liked it.

The purpose of this board is to hang clamps. I have seen several clamp storage solutions, but not what I was really looking for. I think the biggest drawback to the typical clamp rack is that clamps need to be removed and put back individually. I figured that I rarely use a single clamp, and often in groups of four. So I built several clamp caddies that would allow me to grab four at a time.

I also had a bunch of spring clamps that were living in a box that was slowly filling up with sawdust. I decided to add a cleat to the side of the table and built some racks for smaller clamps.

I also built two caddies for a bunch of 4 inch bar clamps, but I do not have any pictures of them. They hang on the side of the table next to the spring clamps. I was uncertain if I wanted to hang stuff on the side of the table but it has turned out to be very convenient. I also knocked out the second drawer. Things are starting to find homes and the clutter is slowly going away. Except the giant pile of *&% on the back bench. I look forward to the day that is gone.

Next installment is about a big scary decision.

-- I can complicate anything



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