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Blog entry by Bob #2 posted 11-21-2010 12:25 AM 1923 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m still trying to organise my clamps and keep them within reach but out of the workspace.
I find it is harder than it looks.
I have about thirty of fourty small clamps that I use for various projects. Until now I kept them in a box and it was not working for me that well expecially for glue ups.

I whacked this together this morning:

From small clamp holder
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The nice thing is it hangs above me on a clamp hook and out of the way most of time except when I need them.
From small clamp holder

If I leave the four corner clamps until last I can remove any or all of the other clamps from the holder withone hand.
... of course if I put 4 dowels on the corners I could remove them all. ...Maybe tomorrow;-)

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner



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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 01:18 AM

Another great innovation coming from you!

Lee

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 02:11 AM

GREAT IDEA BOB.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 02:15 AM

Great idea, Bob.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Roger

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 02:54 AM

Looks good to me… u can never have too many clamps

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 03:18 AM

Should do the job nicely

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#6 posted 11-21-2010 03:28 AM

Very slick.
Very compact.
Very efficient.

I saw an article where somebody basically hung a stretch of picture wire over their assembly bench, and used IT for their spring clamps.

I wonder whether spring clamps “mind” being stored with the springs under tension (as I store mine).

Hmmm.

-- -- Neil

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Bob #2

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#7 posted 11-21-2010 03:40 AM

You are kind Lee. I hope that some of the other fellas and gals with limited space can use some of these ideas in their own spaces.

Nbeener: I have a stretch of 1×4” above m ybench with the majoriy of my clamps strung out on. I like to be able to see them when I plane a glue up.
Thanks to you all for the encouragment

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Tony

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#8 posted 11-21-2010 12:24 PM

Maybe you need a clamp in rack like this one – Does not take a lot of space and holds 48 Big Bar clamps, 24 smaller bar clamps and a multitude of other clamps and accessories

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-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#9 posted 11-21-2010 02:45 PM

Man Tony, that is sweet. If I had a wall without something on it .
I see you have your retirement fund inside. ;-)

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 11-21-2010 03:17 PM

Nice work. Organizing your shop always pays off in big dividends.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 11-21-2010 09:14 PM

The retirement fund is already spent – But the logs below are worth near as much as the the clamps above (Visa Koivu – Curly Birch) 12€/kg

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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