Pipe Clamp Rack - Bessey Pipe Clamps

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Project by Matt Ramsey posted 02-24-2016 03:36 AM 2244 views 5 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to take more pictures while I work so I can start to add projects to my profile. Been a member over a year, but most projects are crunched for time, so.. here we go. This is a simple pipe clamp rack to get my pile of pipe clamps off the floor. Knocked it out during my lunch break on a WFH day today with some scrap 3/4” plywood. I looked at alot of existing designs, and went with a fairly standard one for pipe clamps, with the exception that the Bessey clamps (with the H-support) required 2” clearance. As such, was only able to get 12 clamps on this rack, but that’s okay, as I have exactly 12 Bessey H clamps. Already have a similar rack for my F clamps, so this one ‘matches’ that one roughly. Commentary below roughly lines up with pictures above.

This rack is 39 1/2” wide (inside supports) and houses 12 Bessey 3/4” pipe clamps. Clearance holes are 1 1/8”, and spacing is 2”.

I didn’t have the right size forstner bit, so used a quick spade – as such, drilled out a clearance hole for the auger tip and cut the holes on the drill press.

Used the chop saw to cut the majority of the divider slots, and finished with a handsaw.

Back is just a 6” by length support, and end caps are 6”x7 1/2”, with a 3” 45 cut off for looks.

Inside of rack was rounded over with a 1/4” roundover bit, to make clamps easier to add/remove clamps. Enjoy!

-- Matt Ramsey, Auburn, GA

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#1 posted 03-23-2016 04:21 AM

Nice project!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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