|Project by Matt Ramsey||posted 02-24-2016 03:36 AM||1086 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
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