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I went from too many clamps to I don't have ENOUGH!

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Project by ScottKaye posted 08-05-2018 01:51 AM 1825 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another staycation project courtesy of plans from Fix This Build That. for 5 bucks. I could have easily reverse engineered this clamp rack from watching his Youtube video, but I believe in supporting content creators as it will encourage them to create more which only benefits us all. I almost went with Jays plans from Jays Custom Creations but in the end Brads plans were a little more to my liking. Having said that I did incorporate Jay’s idea of having the clamp supports angle back towards the wall by a degree and a half. As you can see from the pictures, the rack is located right next to a door and I didn’t want to take any chance of the door being slammed closed and jarring lose a clamp from the rack. The build was fairly straightforward and I repurposed 20-year-old plywood that was the decking in my old waterbed. I knew i would use it eventually, just not 20 years later! I have to say that Brad’s plans were top notch. They were very well written and the illustrations looked professionally done. Good job Brad! As for capacity, my old rack held 20 clamps and my new rack holds 36 in the same wall space! Almost double the capacity!

here are few more pictures that kept loading sideways in the picture gallery


Too many clamps!


Old


New


you can see the slght 1.5 degree tilt of the clamps towards the wall.

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-05-2018 02:16 AM

Nice work on making it, and having it nearly filled :)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 08-05-2018 03:21 AM

Nice work. But I have yet to make a clamp rack that in short order was again overfilled.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 08-05-2018 07:05 PM

You have a nice collection of clamps and the racks give them a lot of protection and organization.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 08-06-2018 02:52 AM

Another thing I need to build I tell myself… every time I go to get a clamp…where ever it is laying.. Nice build

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Woodknack

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#5 posted 08-06-2018 05:21 AM

Good little rack. I outgrew my clamp rack sometime ago and am long overdue to build a new one.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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d38

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#6 posted 08-06-2018 06:50 PM

Very nice!
I only have 4 Bessy’s. I’m waaaay behind.

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BroncoBrian

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#7 posted 08-06-2018 11:04 PM

Haha. You must have 10’s of dollars of clamps!

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 08-09-2018 07:12 PM

Looks good.
Shamefully I built my rack after watching his video and without buying his plans.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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