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Quick and Dirty Clamp Rack

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Project by Kerry Drake posted 02-28-2012 06:59 PM 1588 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was sick of the way my clamps were being stored (basically they were all clamped down on a cleat on the wall) and finally decided do to something about it.

I had a piece of 3/4” laminated particle board in the scrap pile, so I ripped it into two long pieces, cut 1/2” slots partway into one piece, pocket screwed and glued the two pieces into a 90 degree “L” and mounted it to the wall. Then I made some 90 degree corner braces and glued and nailed them in for support.

Much nicer now, and I moved them to a different place in the shop that’s easier to get to.

-- Kerry Drake, Loudon NH, http://thenickedfinger.wordpress.com/





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TexasJim

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 07:35 PM

It may be quick and dirty but it works. And I’m glad to see someone besides me that has a mixture of clamps instead of the beautiful row of matching clamps I usually see and you also need more, just like I do. Maybe we are in the real world of hobbyists. :)

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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tonny

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 07:44 PM

Good Job KD!

I highly agree with TexasJim that is the real world, looking forward to build mine soon.

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 03:03 AM

Nice, very practical, I also have a mixture of clamps it’s good to see it’s not just me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Mauricio

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 04:07 PM

cool, i need to do this.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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KMT

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 05:05 PM

Yep, I have the same type of rack and a mixture of clamps that I continually add to. ( My Wife and friends are always saying “You need more clamps?)

-- - Martin

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Holt

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 06:15 PM

Does everyone in the universe have two or three of those exact long HF F clamps with the light brown wooden handles? I’ve seen dozens of pictures with a couple showing, but never any greater numbers. Everyone must buy a couple and decide they aren’t bad enough to throw away but not good enough to buy any more…

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