LumberJocks

Clamp Rack v2

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jei'son posted 1440 days ago 3355 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started switching over to a cleat system, and since my old clamp rack (last picture) was starting to overflow, I decided it was a good first choice to update. I finished the main rack, still need to do a second one for the aluminum bar clamps, and a third for hanging the small clamps.

It was pretty quick to bang out, I used 1×4’s with a 45 degree bevel for the cleats (the “final” version will be made out of maple, I used 98 cent select boards for this, since then i wouldn’t be out much when I inevitably screwed something up when I wasn’t paying attention lol!

The rack itself I’m sure everyone has seen before, there are versions in every magazine, I set up the table saw to cut 1” deep, 1/4” wide dados, and made a simple indexing jig auxiliary face for the miter gauge, then ran a 3’ x 5” plywood piece through for the top section. Turns out that works for all my F-style and quick grip bar clamps, although in the next one I’m going to widen the spacing just slightly (the nice big grips on those HF clamps need a bit more space then I took into account) The back is 6” tall plywood, and then just screwed a matching cleat on and voila.

Heres the funny part. Last night I cut the cleats, then sanded and stained the ones that would be attached to the wall (like I said I plan to replace them with maple as I add more, but its always good to practice.) Then today when I went to mount them I realized….I sanded and stained the wrong side….facepalm

Well, better to mess up a .98 cent crap board then the expensive maple ones lol!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.





7 comments so far

View Abbott's profile

Abbott

2570 posts in 1804 days


#1 posted 1440 days ago

That looks pretty slick. Nice set of clamps to.

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

View workerinwood's profile

workerinwood

2673 posts in 1568 days


#2 posted 1440 days ago

Good job!! I need to do this.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View degoose's profile

degoose

6883 posts in 1855 days


#3 posted 1439 days ago

Now you will need more clamps…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14500 posts in 1689 days


#4 posted 1439 days ago

Like it, I made one similar with hinges… Never enough clamps….

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

View SteveW's profile

SteveW

340 posts in 1359 days


#5 posted 1197 days ago

Just sand and stain the right side, and you’ll never see the other side?
Nice looking clamp rack,
thanks

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3591 posts in 1665 days


#6 posted 1124 days ago

Thanks for posting. I am planning to go to a cleat system as I replace my old storage cabinets, and ancient pegboard system. I am out of clamp storage space as well.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View Craig Havran's profile

Craig Havran

320 posts in 1112 days


#7 posted 1110 days ago

i need to do something like that… i also need that many clamps as my young set are hanging off my workbench! Thanks for the idea!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase