Another hinged clamp rack

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Project by ravensrock posted 02-06-2016 06:39 PM 1285 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I treated myself to Rockler’s Black Friday sale and got some more parallel clamps. Decided I needed a place to put them and found this design on a couple of websites. Just used red oak for this from a big box store. So far staying closed without any latches but I’ll probably add them later. I was going to try to incorporate a place for my spring clamps but nothing really looked right. Plus now I have space to add some more clamps!

Sorry the one picture is sideways. Couldn’t figure out how to get it upright.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 08:17 PM

I like the neat layered construction that saves space. Am I correct that there are unseen hinges on the left and each layer swings out horizontally?

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 08:45 PM

Nice rack. I love organizational projects.


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#3 posted 02-06-2016 09:07 PM

Socrbent- Yes, there are two continuous hinges on the left side to allow each to swing out. I also put some pieces of weatherstripping on the top of the back rack to give the heads of the parallel clamps something to sit on and not slide around.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 01:55 AM

You can’t have too many clamps and you are ready for more!
Nice design and well done!

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 02:00 AM

Real Nice project. not only functional, but it looks great, too.

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#6 posted 02-07-2016 02:44 AM

Nice work looks good and you have extra room for more. No matter what I build and plan to have extra space for future additions I always seem to need another 2 racks/ spaces. LOL

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#7 posted 02-07-2016 03:44 PM

Nice job! At the first picture I thought it was hinged (and hung) from the ceiling!

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#8 posted 02-10-2016 01:07 AM

Would you mind posting a link to where you found those plans? I really like that design, and I need to do something to better organize my clamps.


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#9 posted 02-10-2016 02:34 AM

Burb- I didn’t really have plans to go off of but if you google “hinged clamp rack” you will find a bunch of examples. I took my idea from those as well as the “space saving rack for bar clamps” on the Fine Woodworking site.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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