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Angle iron Bar clamp holder holds up to 35 1in. pipe/bar clamps

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Project by savannah505 posted 03-27-2009 05:42 AM 5238 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Angle iron Bar clamp holder holds up to 35  1in. pipe/bar clamps
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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





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Andraxia

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 09:27 AM

Looks good to me, nothing wrong with using metal. My problem I don’t like welding :P Hey a girls got to be bad at something!

Its elegant in its simplicity and it solves the problem.

Only part I would add would be some paint on solicon on the ends to take off the sharp corners.

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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cabinetmaster

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 12:39 PM

Good idea. I guess most of us use wood because it is always in the shop. That does look like a great idea and it saves space over wood.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 04:58 PM

Hi Dan;

Good idea. Mine isn’t nearly so elaborate. I just used some 3/4” iron pipe, and flanges.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 05:14 PM

Gereat Dan. I drove 1/2” steel rods into a 2/4. They hold quite a few clamps my rods are about 8” long or so. It could be made out of rebar stock

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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tinnman65

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 01:38 AM

We would expect nothing less from a man who also works with granite ;-)

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 01:57 AM

One sturdy clamp holder.

Jim

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MNbuzzdust

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 11:00 AM

Great ideal. How about a photo of it without the clamps as well.

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buffalo689

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#8 posted 03-09-2010 05:55 PM

Honey..I need a welder cause i have to make this thing !

-- bill

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