My First Clamp Rack

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Project by JoeMags posted 1120 days ago 2022 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,

My clamps were starting to “go missing” quite often in the shop so I decided to make a clamp rack. I designed it to utilize the back of a food storage cabinet that faces my shop area. I’ve got a bit of room left on it for the family to grow. I used three pieces of 3/4” birch ply put together with glue and pocket screws. Three different size dowels glued and screwed for the spring clamps.

Thanks for looking and take care,

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#1 posted 1120 days ago

It’s always nice when your tools have a “home” to get back to. Nice job.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 1120 days ago

Great idea I will copy that as my clamps always ind up in knots, that’s what it seems like when I want one, thnks for the idea

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#3 posted 1120 days ago

Great clamp rack Joe.
How about showing some pics of the shop that goes with it.
You said you would 710 days ago…

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 1120 days ago

A rack with room to grow, can’t go wrong with that !

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

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

Sorry, but I have a VERY negative critique! There is one glaring problem with your clamp rack. It’s actually holding your clamps. Get them off of that rack and put them to use!!! Lol.

Please don’t take this the wrong way; You have a nice rack!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 1120 days ago

Nice work. Ck out the one I made that opens as as you get more. Good job.

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

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#7 posted 1119 days ago

Nice rack, I could not resist :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Skip Brewer

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#8 posted 1119 days ago

I was having a similar problem – clamps in drawers, under the workbench, etc. I was thinking about building a clamp rack when I realized the solution was staring me in the face. A few years ago, I managed to pick up a wire bakers rack on wheels. I use it to hold the parts of my projects and some small power tools. It is easy to move to my workbench or to the router, etc. But I found that I could easily hang my clamps from the sides and the back of this rack without interfering with my ability to access the work pieces or tools. So now, whenever I move my work pieces from place to place, all of my clamps move with them! :-) I use bungee cords across the bars of the long clamps to insure that they don’t fall off when the cart is moved.

-- Skip, Califormia

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#9 posted 1119 days ago

Thanks everyone. I’ve been really enjoying making these basic projects for the shop and house lately. They are very satisfying because they are functional and help me get organized. I made a little cabinet for my little guys room to house their cable box and DVD player. Just plywood sanded smooth and my boys don’t care that it’s not burled walnut and nine coats of hand rubbed lacquer :-)

Hey Ken, I checked out your clamp rack. Very ingenious and well done. I couldn’t for the life of me find the clamp rack in picture #4 though ;-)

Skip, great idea with the bakers rack. I love things that are multi-functional.

Thanks again and take care,

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