Clamp rack, finally!

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Project by ackychris posted 1632 days ago 1925 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally built a clamp rack to round up all my stray clamps. Basically just a frame, 2×4s on the sides and 1×4s on top and bottom. I just notched the top 1×4 to accommodate Jorgensen bar clamps. I also rabbeted the 2×4s with my circular saw, mostly ‘cause I felt like playing with it. I screwed a bit of square stock across the front to hold my C-clamps, and it has the added advantage of kinda enclosing that bottom shelf for a bit o’ extra storage. Nothing special, but it’s better than my old cardboard box system. :)

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#1 posted 1632 days ago

yep i need one of those…all mine are either on the table or clamped to another bench… my problem is im out of wall room :(
looks like you need MORE clamps

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#2 posted 1632 days ago

Great job Chris !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 1632 days ago

Thanks, Eric. And Marius, I DO need more clamps. Now that I have a clamp rack, I’ll have to build a clamp fund. :)

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#4 posted 1632 days ago

Nice Job! I’m like Marius- out of wall space. Wish I could squeeze this idea in some place.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 1632 days ago

Nice work ck out mine that I made with Hinges giving you 3 layers of storage…
Cool work…..

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Neve have enough room or Clamps !!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 1632 days ago

That’s what I need. Right now I have the longer clamps hanging by the window, the C clamps hanging on a stand and the little spring clamps everywhere!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 1632 days ago

that should be a big help

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1632 days ago

Nice clamp rack. Never enough clamps.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 1631 days ago

Nice clamp rack. I see you included some room to grow your collection. You can never have too many clamps. I always have too few or the longest clamps that I have are just an inch shorter than I need. Or as is in the case right now, my Brother-In-Law has borrowed some and they haven’t made it home yet. The last time that happened, I gave my old ones to him (the ones that never were coming home anyway) and bought new ones. HMMM! HONEY! I NEED SOME NEW CLAMPS! I have these spaces on my clamp rack that are empty. Think she will go for it?

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#10 posted 1627 days ago

good start, now you need to add to your collection… can never have enough clamps…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#11 posted 1627 days ago

Definitely, definitely need more clamps! I can already tell that I’m gonna spend the rest of my life buying clamps, and still always needing more. The problem is finding a balance between spending all my money on clamps, spending all my money on router bits, spending all my money on various squares and measuring/marking tools, and spending all my money on sandpaper. Oh, and handsaws, chisels, spokeshaves, and the occasional big power tool.

Oh my god! I forgot wood! Oh, how I love buying pretty wood….

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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#12 posted 1627 days ago

Waooooo.Its easy to make and cheap

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