storage of woodworking clamps

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Project by canadianwoodtick posted 05-12-2010 06:43 PM 10417 views 21 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to design a way of storing my wood clamps so all the weight was not on the wall, so I placed a piece of styrofoam on the grade beam of the garage and then added 3/4” of baltic birch on top of the styrofoam to take all the heavy weight of the clamps. I then used two pieces of baltic birch with a french cleat. I used cedar blocks to hold my baltic birch pieces. The movable centre piece is made of baltic birch with a toy axle-peg, drilled and glued centre. The piece is sawed with two 30 degree angles and is moved left or right to hold clamp, secure two pieces of baltic each one with 30 degree angle cuts to hold moveable axle piece. To get the correct spacing on the baltic birch pieces, I secured all the top pieces with a strait edge, then I spaced two pieces of wax paper between the secured piece and moveable centre piece two more pieces of wax paper between the moveable centre piece and the last piece, securing the last piece of baltic birch, remove wax paper, should move freely, thanks canadianwoodtick

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 06:49 PM

To cool wish I had that much wall space had to make mine on hinges. Never enough clamps.

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

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#2 posted 05-12-2010 06:54 PM

Wow, I thought I had a lot of clamps! You have probably the biggest collection of pipe clamps I have ever seen…

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 06:56 PM

Holy bat crap batman thats a lot of clamps!
Thats about how many clamps it takes to hold my rent house together! hahahaaha!

Very nice “clamp” rack!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 07:07 PM

Hello canadianwoodtick

What a beautiful collection of clamps
Have you ever been in the situation that there was not enough clamps for a project ?
If you say ” YES ” I want to see this famous project

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 07:12 PM

great coleccion of clamps, and very good storage for it

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 07:14 PM

I love this! Next time my wife says I have too many clamps I’m showing her this picture!

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#7 posted 05-12-2010 08:43 PM

I often wondered what “enough” clamps looked like!!


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

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#8 posted 05-12-2010 09:21 PM

Its amazing how quickly they get used up~~~~~ Great system/

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#9 posted 05-12-2010 09:44 PM

Wow, I’m jealous!!! I still only have four hand grip clamps.


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#10 posted 05-12-2010 09:48 PM

I think there is a clamp missing…97,98,99… nope, they are all there.
That is a slick idea to hold the clamps in place. Thanks for bragging, I mean sharing. lol.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#11 posted 05-12-2010 09:50 PM

Looks like your stuck for now, too many clamps and not enough walls…

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#12 posted 05-12-2010 09:53 PM

Amazing collection !
Great storage . Your system to secure the clamps is ingenious, I like this.

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#13 posted 05-12-2010 09:54 PM

WOW, nice clamp rack. Well planned out, and well done.

Thanks for sharing your ingenious clamp rack system.

Now we need to see the rest of canadianwoodtick’s Workshop!!!

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#14 posted 05-12-2010 09:54 PM

You have my vote for, “Best wall clamping layout and design”

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#15 posted 05-12-2010 10:37 PM

Never enough clamps!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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