Clamp Cart #1: Quick Frameup

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Blog entry by bkseitz posted 10-27-2014 02:58 AM 1567 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I keep hearing you can never have too many clamps. I expect that’s because I always misplace these or are left in a pile to be sorted out. I was watching several videos on YouTube on clamp storage. Steve Ramsey redid his storage putting clamp racks behind a door. No such luck in my shop. Someone had made the “ultimate” clamp and wood storage cart, however, a 30” x 96” cart is out of the question also. However, several of the ideas from that build and a few others led me to my own quick build. 48” x 36” x 72” – less wheels.

This was a quick build so I could clear off my homemade assembly table which has been a clamp storage / dumping group the past month. I build the base from squared off 4×4s joined with angle brackets. The rack was made by creating 2×4s “A” frames joined by pocket hole screws and attached to the base by angle brackets. The clamp cleats are 1×2 oak and the first shelf (middle) is left over 3/4 birch play with a 1×2 to stiffen it. The back bottom clamp rack is for quick clamps and is used for stiffening the “A” Frame.

Two more shelves and a drawer system for corner, belt and other clamps ( “C-Clamps, etc. ) are planned as next phase.

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 03:50 PM

bk I love your clamp rack, and really think they have to me mobile. I know for me they just pile up if I do not have a place close by to put them. It is no fun to move a dozen clamps to the other end of the shop unless they are on wheels. Why you ask? because they are bulky and to easy to smack an in progress project.

Here is the one I built some time ago.

or check out my clamp rack here:

Thanks for sharing and God bless your day, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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