|Project by SWM||posted 03-20-2012 05:11 AM||8773 views||64 times favorited||27 comments|
This was a simple project that was long over due. Unlike most shops, I felt like I had wall space to spare, but very little floor space for a mobile clamp cart. I opted for maximum wall capacity with this little clamp rack project from Woodcraft magazine. The magazine plans called for 10” tall/deep components with 3/4” hardwood ply. I opted for 12” tall/deep with HD cabinet grade ply that I had already in the shop. Each section can safely hold 6 parallel clamps without so much as a whimper. Also, I added small piece of hardwood to bottom spacer so that the unit would have a slight incline and hopefullly prevent any clamps from working their way down on to my head below!
3/4 cabinet grade ply (about 1/2 full sheet for this 42” version)
Each vertical support sports a 1/4” dado
Gorilla glue and 1 1/4” screws for good measure
French cleat mount
Holds 36 parallel or pipe clamps (6 per level)
I included a picture of the router table because I have often wondering why in the world I built such a monster router table. It’s not that practical is it? Well, who needs practical when you accurately dado 12 successive joints on a 42” wide board within 3 minutes flat. No mess router jigs and no dust flying all over my shop.
-- Working on a retirement hobby, only 30 more years to practice!