|Project by swirt||posted 10-01-2010 10:52 PM||2507 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
These old piece of wood have been in my campfire wood pile for a few years. Before that, they were part of a log from my neighbor’s yard. The log was in my neighbor’s yard for several years and when you stood near it, you could hear it making noises. Sounded a bit like me after several helpings of 5-alarm chili. It turned out the noise was from very large grubs (about the size of my finger) making tunnels through the wood.
Despite the grubs (which are now long gone) the curve of the wood called out for me to make them into shelf brackets. LOML would not allow grub chewed wood to hold up any shelf in her livingroom, so they became shelf brackets for a much needed clamp rack.
A bit of work with the scrub plane turned them into flat sided slabs. With a little help from my son and his really big backsaw (a 27” Disston 4 that is over 100 years old) we cut out the 5/8” slots for the clamps.
I set it up to sit on a french cleat so that I can move it as I continue to reconfigure my workshop.
It holds pipe clamps, F-clamps, quick clamps and handscrew clamps. Sadly the only thing it doesn’t hold is more clamps ( I know I know… It needed to be longer and I need more clamps.) ;)
More details: clamp rack source
-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com