|Project by savannah505||posted 03-27-2009 05:42 AM||6017 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Hello all – A couple of times I have seen people post bar clamp holders on LJ’s, and they’re made from wood. I would like to show you mine that I made from 1 1/2 in. angle iron. It holds all my bar clamps, some that are 6ft. long. Total weight in clamps is probably around 200 lbs. The piece measures as follows – the back frame that mounts to wall is 12 in. tall X 18 in. wide. There are 6 pieces that measure 12 in. long that form the rows for the clamps to slide into, which makes 5 rows for clamps. You can place 6 to 7 1 in. bar clamps per row, the length of bar clamp determined by how high you mount this holder. I made this about 15 years ago, and it has never failed me, never worry about it breaking or not being strong enough to handle all the bar clamps I can stack into it. This is not hard to make but does require some welding of course. If you cut the iron yourself, it should not cost too much to weld it all together, if you have to pay someone to do the welding. It is well worth it, and takes up very little space for all that it holds. If you need more information, such as how the iron is layed out, and notched, or any other questions, please ask, will be glad to help any way I can.
-- Dan Wiggins