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Project by mikethetermite posted 08-04-2010 08:04 AM 2602 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started with, what to do with a stack of clamps standing in a corner, and other clamps laying everywhere.
Found a lot of ideas here on LJ’s. Looked at what the great wood workers like Kent Shepherd had done. Then it hit me that I was over thinking this. Get the same brackets that I used for my wood racks. It worked and took up less space. It may not be made of wood but, it does hold a lot of wood working clamps with room for more.

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





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Rick

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 08:15 AM

Nice Organising! Makes a BIG Difference!!

-- Deodorant is like Common Sense. Those who need it the most, never use it.

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BTKS

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 08:17 AM

Isn’t it nice to be able to find what you need when you need it. Good idea.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 10:01 AM

Hi Mike;

It’s a good solution, and sure beats having your clamps being knocked over all the time.

Lee

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 11:08 AM

Good Idea. May have to add one to my hinged rack

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

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 01:59 PM

Nice Mike. I like the idea for the screw clamps as well. What I REALLY like is the saying on your clock. That’s awesome!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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patron

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 02:02 PM

i have been meaning to say something about your clamps ,

i’m glad you noticed the need and acted on your own

looks good !

now we don’t have to have

‘the talk’ !

well done .

-- 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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#7 posted 08-04-2010 02:05 PM

Nice job, Mike. doesn’t it feel good to go in your shop when things are more organized like that?

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 08-04-2010 02:13 PM

Nice job, Mike.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 03:02 PM

I love organization! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 08-04-2010 03:18 PM

nice. although with nothing to secure the clamps in place – I would be wary, and the reason I’m saying that is because I had a 6’ x 3/4” pipe clamp fall from a similar ‘rack’ on my head… needless to say, my project was instantly stained nice and red – not worth it.

I’d take those heavier clamps that are above head level down, or secure them in somehow.

Here is my post about it:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/7861

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Eric in Florida.

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#11 posted 08-04-2010 06:38 PM

Looks good Mike, but I gotta go with Purplev.
I had a similar configuration as yours and knocked off a big pipe clamp & broke a couple of toes.
(Guess I can duck faster).
Metal on metal slides awful easy.
If you keep it, I’d bring the heaviest clamps to the lowest level.

The rest of your organization is awesome looking.
(Do you have a Chris Schwarz hand saw problem too? LOL)

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lew

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 02:23 AM

Well, I’m officially jealous ;^)

Great idea!

Lew

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

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mikethetermite

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#13 posted 08-05-2010 05:40 AM

I guess I did not see the big picture. Thanks to all for pointing out this hazard. I will be making changes in the next week.

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

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rimfire7891

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#14 posted 08-05-2010 06:02 AM

Hi Mike,

Clamp racks are good for keeping some order in your shop. I don’t like to have adjust clamps to store them. I hang my K bodies vertically in notches, you seem to have a lot of wall space so you could store them vertically.
Hope you don’t mind some suggestions.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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michael_ray

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#15 posted 08-05-2010 11:16 PM

Looks great! the only thing that I’m not crazy about is how close the saws are to the electrical. Not a major deal but could pose a problem.

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