Universal Clamp Rack

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Project by Ty Moser posted 09-22-2016 05:31 PM 1068 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve always had a problem with what to do with my growing collection of clamps. I would hang them on shelves, clamp them to the side of a table, pile them in the corner. I didn’t want to make a clamp rack that was going to need to be re-designed a few months later when I picked up another handful of clamps and set about making an easily modifiable and universal clamp rack.

This design is very simple but should be flexible enough to keep all of my current and future clamps off of the floor. I thought I would share in hopes that it might inspire others to get organized.

If you want to see more on the process, I have an article and video here:

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#1 posted 09-22-2016 06:44 PM

That is a really cool idea for a clamp rack. Thanks for sharing!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-22-2016 08:07 PM

Gonna have to file that one away for future shop project. Good idea!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-22-2016 08:11 PM

Very clever.
It looks like it should serve you well. I may have to do something like that myself.

-- Chem, Central California

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#4 posted 09-22-2016 08:35 PM

This is too cool!!! My clamp collection is growing and I’ll definitely have to remember your clam system. Great job!!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA,

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#5 posted 09-22-2016 11:21 PM

Super rack, Ty. I can see you put some thought into it!!, you can never have enough clamps!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 12:40 AM

Never enough clamps…and never enough clamp storage. Nice project Ty!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 09-23-2016 01:43 AM

Nicely executed French Cleat system. Will keep this in mind for my workspace developments

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#8 posted 09-23-2016 03:53 AM

Love it and added to favorites. Thanks for the details about portrait vs landscape orientation of the pieces in your article too.

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#9 posted 09-23-2016 01:27 PM

This is very creative and will make a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-23-2016 01:57 PM

Having just done my own take on the Jay Bates Conduit Lumber rack, and about to hand a bunch of cleats on the wall, I’m so totally doing this. Thanks!

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#11 posted 09-23-2016 04:32 PM

Well done.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 09-24-2016 06:29 PM

Very useful. I store my clamps on the ceiling beams. Not enough wallspace. But if in the coming 30 years i find a bigger shop ;)

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