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Project by Strangar posted 02-16-2015 06:08 PM 3781 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You all know the old woodworker saying “You can never have to many clamp”, well that is true unless they are invading every flat surface in your shop. Mine were and i just could not take it anymore!!!

Built this out of left over plywood from the scrap bin. The small latch holds it in closed and keeps the top from twisting.

I was quite surprised as to how many clamps it held once i got it all built. It held all of the clamps I have an there is room for more! Guess i have to go shopping for more clamps, can’t have all that open space with nothing in it can we.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?





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moke

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 06:12 PM

Very well done…I am jealous!
Mike

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 06:52 PM

nice rack!

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 06:58 PM

that’s a huge rack!

-- --Michael, Kansas City

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#4 posted 02-16-2015 07:00 PM

very clever… way to add ‘more wall’ instead of less clamps.

nice job

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 02-16-2015 07:17 PM

Some times it seems like you have too many clamps and that a lot of them collect dust but then sometimes you don’t have enough clamps. It’s best to have all that you can get. That means that you have to store them some where out of the way. You have done a very nice job of storing your. What a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 02-16-2015 08:48 PM

That looks great. “I have too many clamps” said no woodworker EVERY! LOL I would like to borrow your ideal if you dont mind. I really like the design, form and function.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Strangar

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#7 posted 02-16-2015 09:34 PM


That looks great. “I have too many clamps” said no woodworker EVERY! LOL I would like to borrow your ideal if you dont mind. I really like the design, form and function.

- hoss12992

Sure, if you need any measurements let me know.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#8 posted 02-17-2015 12:07 AM


very clever… way to add more CLAMPS instead of less WALL. :) :) :)

nice job

- DrDirt

+1

Wall space is definitely at a premium for those of us who have been making sawdust for a while and this rack design is the best I have seen so far in this configuration.

I also like the fact that it keeps the longer clamps from falling off the wall accidently when not in use.

Bravo!

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Mustang67

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#9 posted 02-17-2015 12:37 AM

You know, if you have to many clamps, you can just send them my way, and I’ll help you out. It’ll give me a excuse to make that clamp rack. Ok seriously, very nice rack.

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Lee

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#10 posted 02-17-2015 01:44 AM

Super cool rack!

-- Lee

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#11 posted 02-17-2015 02:38 AM

Nice, but I see some empty spots. You need to fill these.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#12 posted 02-17-2015 02:45 AM

Nice set up. Are you concerned about all of the weight? I built a clamp cart that was too heavy to move once it was loaded with Bessey clamps.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Strangar

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#13 posted 02-17-2015 04:51 AM



Nice set up. Are you concerned about all of the weight? I built a clamp cart that was too heavy to move once it was loaded with Bessey clamps.

- EarlS

I am always concerned about weight. I could use to loose a few pounds, how did you know? Oh you mean the rack. I put 2 screws in each stud. And have 2 cleats holding it up. If I find my clamps on the floor one morning then I guess it was to much.

-- A man can never have enough tools. Now where did I put that hammer?

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#14 posted 02-17-2015 02:15 PM

I’m in the process of finishing mine up. I was having the same problem with my clamps every time I went to harbor freight I would buy a few clamps. The clamps at harbor freight are one of the only things I buy there. By the way your clamp rack is awesome

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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#15 posted 02-17-2015 03:32 PM

Too many clamps?
Surely, you jest.

Don

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