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Project by sIKE posted 01-04-2010 07:36 PM 4419 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In my quest to make my shop cleanup quicker, I saw this rack in the FWW 201 Shop Tips mag and decided that the first chance I got I would whip this guy out. The need became even more pressing at Christmas as I recieved 4 more of the smaller clamps (see the shiny ones hanging there) as a gift. I whipped this guy out in about 20 minutes and hung all of the clamps up in under 30 seconds!

Made of 4in wide oak. 3/4” back of one edge use a dado to cut a 5/16” dado 1/4” deep. Use the same dado blade setup to cut the groves on 2” centers deep enough to intesect the dado. Mount to bench or mount it to the wall with a cleat…..

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 07:41 PM

very cool looking, and makes reaching and grabbing a clamp very easy

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sIKE

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 08:29 PM

That is why I went it, the old clamp rack (still in use for now) I would use the clamps clamping action to hold it on the rack. Very slow in getting down and putting back up.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Pdub

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 08:59 PM

I store mine the same way you did with your old one. I’ll be building a new one soon. I only see one problem with it. You only have room for three more clamps, and we all know that is not enough. I’ll have to make mine with about 10 empty spaces and point that out to the wife. Maybe she’ll take the hint. LOL Thanks for the post.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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sIKE

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 09:06 PM

I am a fan (not a big fan though) of the quick grip clamps. I mainly use them to glue the edge of a board back together when I try to use a screw to drill my hole for me ;). I also use them to hold things in place while I get my bigger and more powerful clamps in place.

I am slowly going though and reworking my clamp storage solution with a priority on ease of removal and putting back on the storage solution.

I have a whole bunch of those little Rockler clamps for the Clamps-its they sell. Haven’t figured a quick and easy way to store those yet. I am thinking a hole on the end and a dowel at 10 degrees might suffice….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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bigfish_95008

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 09:08 PM

A good solution I throw mine on another rack for other clamps and it just doesn’t work very well – soon.
Pdud, I have been pointing and pointing – she hasn’t gotten the hint yet. Oops, busted, She just walked in and read this – she says she has gotten the hint she just refuses to respond.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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DTWoodknot

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 09:47 PM

“Nice Rack” We must be looking at the same shop tips, I built the same clamp rack a while back (your is nicer than mine with the oak mine is just plywood) I use the same style clamp rack for my Jorgensen bar clamps with the head sitting on the wood as apposed to clamp side down. Your lumber rack looks very familiar as well does it have the sheet good rack bellow? Can’t beat those shop tips thanks for sharing

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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Rick

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 10:02 PM

great idea. Thanks man. I’ve been needing to make something like this.

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sIKE

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 11:15 PM

DTWoodKnot,

I have a ton of red oak shorts …..got a great deal. Yes the Lumber Storage rack is the one from Wood magazine with the plywood storage below.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Budgie

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#9 posted 01-30-2010 12:15 PM

Nice. Good ideal for any kind of clamps.

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 06:37 AM

Good Idea

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Belg1960

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#11 posted 09-05-2011 05:20 PM

sIKE, I like your rack, if I could suggest a little change which will allow you to almost double the capacity. If you spread the spacing ever so slightly, you could hang the shorter ones in the middle of the longer ones.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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sIKE

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#12 posted 09-05-2011 07:54 PM

Yes that would definitely work and add a lot more density but at the expense of the easy access. So that would be the tradeoff.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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