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Project by emetric posted 04-25-2011 03:43 AM 3184 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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ok so this is officially my third attempt at organizing my clamps. First I had one rack on the wall (not posted), then I made a mobile clamp rack (too big, heavy, and hard to move around), and now I have three wall mounted racks. It’s funny how things seem like they will work for you on paper (or on lumberjocks) and it’s not until you have labored over the design and construction of the thing and lived with it for a while that you realize that you are not happy with it. The mobile rack was great but it was so heavy to move that I just didn’t want to move it. I am only going into detail on this to save some of you from suffering from “it looks good on paper” syndrome. Anyway, I didn’t have to really design or labor over this one and I haven’t lived with it very long, but I hope that this will be the system that finally works for me. Wish me luck!

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 04-25-2011 04:37 AM

Hanging clamps neatly on a wall or cart, what a novel idea. I quess mine don’t have to be randomly scattered around the shop anymore! But chaotic placement of clamps works for me. Whenever I need a clamp there is usually one juuust out ooof reeeach! Lol.

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

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 04-25-2011 05:26 AM

Nice work I made one like your as well but it has hinges so I have 3 racks in one space. Well done, nice collection of clamps as well.

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

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 04-25-2011 05:27 AM

No luck needed with those well crafted racks ,should do the trick !

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 04-26-2011 03:49 PM

Thats a good way you keep your clamp rack neat, great job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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emetric

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 05:26 PM

For those of you that may be wondering… This system has worked out best! I really like it but….... I need to rethink placement on the wall , I seem to always be climbing over something to get to them.

-- "One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it." Master Oogway

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SirSeth

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 08:12 PM

Glad you posted back because it looks like you saved me some time. Your clamps do seem very uniform, but mine are all different brands and types so that poses a challenge. I might do something like this only in a frame so I can remove replace the board they all hang on.
Cheers, Seth

-- What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

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