Easy Build Clamp Rack

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Project by Marcello Bianchi posted 01-09-2016 11:27 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 01-09-2016 01:24 PM

Interesting. I have never seen a horizontal rack for storing clamps. It looks like it is fulfilling your needs so a good project.

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 06:10 PM

Yes since rearranging my shop I didn’t have a wall with a clear 4 foot drop to hang my clamps so horizontal was the way to go .thank fot looking and taking the time to comment

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