Clamp Rack -- Junkyard Dog Style ;-)

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Project by NBeener posted 04-29-2010 03:25 AM 3213 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having scrap around is a beautiful thing :-)

Got myself a HF furniture dolly, on sale, and built this bad boy.

I’ve been out of my shop for a while, so …

“Yes, and hey, it’s good … to be back home … again!”

Special note to a Mr. Thomas Pykary, of SE Michigan … once a Geometry teacher at Birmingham Groves High School: Thanks for teaching me geometry :-)

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 04-29-2010 03:40 AM

Nice Rack! :)

-- Danger lerks behind every oppertunity to learn common sense - Chip Estrada

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#2 posted 04-29-2010 03:43 AM

now you know where they are ,

and don’t have them buried somewhere ,
or filling over on things .

looks good , neil ,

and some room for expansion too !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-29-2010 03:51 AM

hey that turned out great…very well organized, maybe someday i will try those bessy clamps…the bmw’s of clamps…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-29-2010 03:55 AM

I like the rack idea, especially when it holds more than you have, because it is an excuse for buying more….....very nice, glad the oculars are functioning…......

I don’t have room for a rack, although I do have a spot for mine. Slowly adding to the collection. Once I am nearly all mobile… know…....about 2 years from now….......maybe I could have a mobile rack…...

...........but then I would have to design it in Sketchup, and make it original and different and…......

Think I will leave them on the pegboard…...............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 04:08 AM

Nice one Neil.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 04:15 AM

Nice rack and John Denver quote!

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 04:26 AM

Great job on those miters, they can be real tricky.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#8 posted 04-29-2010 05:36 AM

Nice scrap work Neil :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 04-29-2010 05:52 AM

Nice clamp rack.

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#10 posted 04-29-2010 10:19 AM

Cool rack. Made one for my wall with hinges being I’m running out of floor space.

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

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#11 posted 04-29-2010 12:51 PM

Nice collection of clamps and so easy to find or push out of the way.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#12 posted 04-29-2010 01:28 PM

Excellent use of scrap Neil! I could use one of those.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#13 posted 04-29-2010 03:51 PM

Great Rack.
I think it’s time to get my off the wall & on to one of those.
The HF dolly idea for the base is smart.
Thanks for the tip.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#14 posted 04-29-2010 04:13 PM

Thanks for the kind words, All.

It’s slap-together, for sure, but … there’ve been some additional problems with my corneas, so … I was really just glad to be building … anything :-)

True woodworkers, it seems—parTICularly professionals—might, can, should, will, or often … make their shop bits with the same attention to detail that they’d use to make furniture.

I think that’s a good idea.

We’re told to evaluate a car mechanic based on cleanliness and order in his/her shop—in part. It DOES say something about the kind of work they might do.

But I’m a woodworking country bumpkin, and … slap-together scrap works just fine :-)

And … Andrew: thanks. Exactly. When I was thinking it through, I thought …. what the HECK are the angles I have to miter, here.

That’s when I remembered old Thomas Pykary, incidentally—my high school geometry teacher.

I looked him up. He’s been dead for 25yrs. IF he were alive, though, he would be 95 years old.

Okay. NOW I feel older than dirt LOL!!

Anyway, I Googled “Online Protractor,” printed it out, CUT it out, and used IT PLUS my math skills to figure out the angle. I used my CMS to make the cuts, but … if you think about it … the LENGTH of the boards was at right angles to the CMS’s fence.

To those who commented about expansion room …. that was a coin toss. I KNEW it would be cheaper if I built it tighter ;-)

Now I see more room, and …. I just KNOW that’s going to cost me :-)

My walls are still concrete. If I ever get to a place where I can “finish” my shop, I may convert this. Floor space is never unlimited.

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 04-29-2010 05:17 PM

Nice rack Neil.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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