|Project by Tucker||posted 734 days ago||2675 views||29 times favorited||13 comments|
The clamp setup I have had up until now felt like putting on a t-shirt backwards. Yes, it works but it just doesn’t feel right. I had clamps hanging off the end of my bench, on shelving, on tools, and even just leaning up against the wall. I did a makeshift wall-mounted deal awhile ago but it was nothing more than a couple of boards screwed into studs that I could clamp onto. I hated it.
I have a small shop (garage) and space is at a premium. I just don’t have any room for a rack on wheels. I needed to come up with something mounted on the wall that could be modular because I knew I would have to reconfigure things to make the best use of space. Also, it needed room for growth since future clamps might make their way into the collection.
This is the result. It was culled from some ideas I saw online and then modified to include a double-cleat setup for stability and strength. Pictured are 91 clamps. Now I know some of you guys are saying “whoop-dee-do.” “I used more than than when I made my wife that cedar planter for Mother’s day.” However, these are racked in a space less than 3’ X 7’; some are 8 clamps deep.
The supports for this system can slide horizontally. This allows me to change them as needed and even store some non-clamp items if needed. For example, I can add shelving to store hand tools, etc. Lots of room for flexibility.