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Project by jerrells posted 951 days ago 1204 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had originally posted a project called “Big Gulp” which was my scrollsaw dust collection system for the scrollsaw that I had at that time. Now, after purchasing a DeWalt, I have found I needed to revise that system. All of that left me with a cart for a vac. and nothing more. I had always wanted a different way to store most of my wood clamps and the cart (revised) proved to be just what I needed. Now I have all of my smaller clamps on the cart and a few other accessories. I can wheel it up to any work area and grab a clamp as needed. I design most of me project with screws and so it was easy to remove unwanted parts and then reattach parts as needed.

As with most items I have I sure it will get revised several times but is that not what we do.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.





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carguy460

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#1 posted 951 days ago

Nice idea – how stable is it? It looks as though it would want to tip over from the weight of the clamps

-- Jason K

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LelandStone

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#2 posted 951 days ago

Now that Jason mentions it, I see the concern about tipping.

However—it IS a ‘two-fer’ and I love the concept. scribbling madly in the notebook full of borrowed inspiration

Nice job there!

-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com

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jerrells

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#3 posted 951 days ago

Thanks for the concern from both of you. As I responded to the first post, tipping is not an issue. Technically, the moment arm times to combined weight of the clamps is nothing. Plainly speaking, the vac. has enough weight to offset the clamps. So a NON-ISSUE.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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clieb91

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#4 posted 951 days ago

Nice reuse of projects. I like the mobility of it to have clamps nearby.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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carguy460

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#5 posted 951 days ago

Thanks for the response – I think I’ll be stealing this idea with some slight modification for my needs!

-- Jason K

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lrob

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#6 posted 951 days ago

I have been looking for ideas for a clamp rack myself. What is the size of the base on yours? I like recycling parts in the shop when they are no londer needed. Great job.

-- Remember the one with the most toys when he dies WINS!

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jerrells

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#7 posted 951 days ago

The base is about 21 1/2 (side to side) and 23 (front to back – where the clamps are). I just set the vac. on a sheet of ply. and did a little sketching and thinking. Hope this helps.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 950 days ago

Very cool combo design good job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 950 days ago

Nice job.

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

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