|Project by Marcello Bianchi||posted 01-09-2016 11:27 AM||978 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
How to make a simple clamp rack.
When you have a small shop like mine we have to use every bit of wall space available so I built this simple clamp rack behind my Drill Station. I make a horizontal clamp rack by cutting down a 2×4 and drilling 1/2 inch holes at an angle to except 4×1/2 inch dowels spaced at 2.5 inches, i used a dowel jig to cut the dowel to size and then hammered the dowel into the holes without any glue then screwed them to the wall of my workshop.
Step 1: Making the dowel cutting jig.
I made the jig out of a piece of scrap wood making repeated passes on my table saw.
Using a sled I set the jig to 4 inches and clamped it on then raised the saw blade to the correct hight approx 1/2 above the sled.
Insert the dowel length into the jig and push it through to the end i used my finger as a stop.
I cut 24 dowels at 4 inches in length
hammered the dowel into the holes without any glue then screwed the rails to the wall of my workshop.