Another Shop Project..Clamp racks

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Project by Angela posted 02-10-2011 07:16 AM 3644 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My garage is more organized now than it’s ever been but I’m still working on it. This was my latest project. I originally had my pipe clamps mounted horizontally on the wall but it wasn’t convenient so I found this pipe clamp rack idea. It’s was so easy to make with a 2 X 4 and 1/2” steel rod. It holds my 21 pipe clamps. The other rack has been shown on this website in the project section before but I’ll still post my version. It comes in 3 different sections and holds 30 clamps in the space of 10. If you interested in making either of these racks I added the instructions and the dimensions I used on my website. I also posted the original websites these clamps ideas came from.

I’m currently working on a new drill press stand, a cabinet for my XM radio and another cabinet to hold all my woodworking books. I still working on setting up my dust collection system but..see below for more.

On another note: I’m still working on my dust collection set up but I’m having a few bumps in the road. Yesterday I was reading an article that directed me to Oneida’s website that compared their product with their competitors (clear vue). After reviewing this page, I was surprise how much of the info. was incorrect. Oneida stated on their website that if anyone noticed any incorrect information they would correct it immediately. I emailed them and today I received a response stating they had removed the page completely. I guess they realized how much information wasn’t correct. Hopefully they’ll replace the page with currect and correct information. So much for my search for good information on dust collection. I know of Bill’s site but I was looking at other sites for additional information.

-- - Helping other woodworker's

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 07:26 AM

Like that rack..Would be great to see the detail of the supports under the cut outs…How do you think those pianos will handle ? been thinking of this set up..Looks like a good space saver..keep rippin..

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 09:15 AM

Hi Angela

Nice job on your clamp racks. The three section rack is especially nice. Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration for me to get my storage units done one of these days.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 11:46 AM

Nice job, I made one of these a while ago and love it. Very functional! Well done.

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

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 01:48 PM

I like the rack idea with pianos, they are thin hinges but they hold strong, have them on a heavy tool cabinet without any problems

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 02:24 PM

Another well, thought out project. You can’t have too many clamps, but you can sure run out of places to put them. Very nice looking solution.

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 10:37 PM

Would be great to see the detail of the supports under the cut outs…piano hinges

widdle – I can’t update the picture section but it you go to my website I show how I attached them. The guy that came up with the rack idea just glued them in place. I glued them but also put 2 brad nails in each one. The top of the rack and the supports are maple. The main part is poplar because I had so much of it on hand. Also I went with the piano hinge because it covers the whole area unlike the other type that has to hold it with just a few screws.

Ken – I’ve seen your projects before. You have some very nice and useful ones posted. Also we made the same shop vac cart. I haven’t purchased the dust deputy for it. I was thinking of a Thein baffle but I might just purchase the dust deputy.

I have a few other mics. clamps that I have to find a home for but in time all will work out.

Thanks everyone.

-- - Helping other woodworker's

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#7 posted 02-11-2011 04:51 AM

Very nice, might have to borrow that idea!

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