|Project by MayflowerDescendant||posted 10-16-2010 10:02 AM||4214 views||9 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this mobile clamp cart to (primarily) store my Bessey K-Body clamps – 28 in total. The unit stands 8’ 6’’ tall. The base (which is 32-inches by 36-inches) is made up of two thicknesses of 3/4-inch birch ply, trimmed in oak, with 4-inch, lockable casters. The top (which is 18-inches by 36-inches) is 3/4-inch birch ply, trimmed in oak. The A-frame is essentially 2- by 3-inch stock. The horizontal slats (or rails) are 1- by 4-inch stock. Each rail is notched to hold the head of the clamp in position, preventing them from sliding side-to-side when moving the cart around. All surfaces have three coats of water-based, semi-gloss, exterior Varathane.
On one side of the unit there are: 6 – 12-inch, 6 – 24-inch and 4 – 40-inch K-Body clamps. On the other side, there are: 4 – 50-inch, 4 – 60-inch, and 4 – 82-inch K-Body clamps. Riding on the inside of the A-frame, in the storage containers are numerous (mostly) Bessey grip pliers, spring, strap, c-clamps and accessories.
I made a few extra slats / horizontal rails at the time of building so I can add / expand / extend the usefulness of the cart over time.
-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada