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Project by Cory posted 03-10-2011 06:06 PM 3457 views 30 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After completing quite a few projects for other people, I decided to do one for the shop. This design is based on one from Woodsmith with some influences from other clamp carts on this site and others. I’ve been wanting to build a rolling clamp cart for a while to condense all my glue up supplies to one small area and I finally got off my butt and built one. Now I’ve got everything in one place and I can easily roll it around to where I’m working. The base is the old metal base from my HFDC. The uprights are 1/2” plywood and all the clamp holders are 3/4” plywood. The best part is that all the materials were just sitting around the shop so total cost is $0. The down side is that I’ve got it totally loaded up, so there isn’t much room for additions. Oh well, I’ll jump off that bridge when i come to it.

Thanks for looking.

Cory

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.





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RPKnikker

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#1 posted 03-10-2011 06:17 PM

Nice work and usefull!!!

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dbhost

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#2 posted 03-10-2011 06:28 PM

You need more clamps…

Just kidding. Great looking cart!

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steliart

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#3 posted 03-10-2011 06:35 PM

Very nice clamp cart

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 03-10-2011 06:37 PM

Hiya Cory,

Well bud, all I can tell you is that you are in trouble now…...the problem I see with your clamp cart:

You didn’t make it big enough for all them other new clamps you’re going to add later…lol. :)). Other than that, stellar job as usuual. You do make me a little jealous with your fine woodworking abilities…

Now, you’ll have to build another one someday when you *”add-on” *to your collection….lol.

I think you’re right: We do think alike when it comes to shop projects…my favorite thing to build…..

You keep this up, and you’ll be looking to build a new shop with more room for more toys…..AAHH…toys.!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MayflowerDescendant

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#5 posted 03-10-2011 08:08 PM

GREAT clamp cart! Good job.

I have to build a similar cart for my non-Bessey K-Body’s (already built a dedicated cart for them). I need another, smaller cart for all my smaller clamps, clamping brackets, straps, etc., and (like you) glue supplies.

One can never have too many clamps …

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Robsshop

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#6 posted 03-10-2011 08:41 PM

Wish I had the floor space for something like this, I love the clean,organized,useful design ! Job well done. It looks to Me that You could easily add a second story addition to the cart when the need arises ? So don’t jump! LOL

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Diggerjacks

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#7 posted 03-10-2011 08:55 PM

Hello Cory

Your clamps rack is the best of the world.

I like the glue storage

If I have a big shop I want to make one like this but my shop is too little …...... Grrrrr !!!!!

Here is a lot of good ideas for the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Cory

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#8 posted 03-10-2011 11:09 PM

Rick: You’re absolutely right, again: Shop projects are probably my favorite thing to make. They’re definitely enjoyable to build. I wish I had more clamps so I could justify a bigger clamp cart! I’ll just have to make another when my collection grows, I guess.

I still need to make room for a few clamping cauls and some tape. Man, I already need a bigger cart!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Tom Huntley

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#9 posted 03-11-2011 12:47 AM

Love it! I’m with you on using scrap wood. In my opinion, the stick ain’t done ‘til I’ve made the last toothpick! Don’t laugh, but it never occurred to me to store my Irwin clamps at their tails. Duh! I’m going downstairs to make some changes right now.

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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GaryD

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#10 posted 03-11-2011 03:33 PM

Cory, great Idea. I have a small shop and this would work perfectly. Nice job. Thanks for the post.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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