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Project by Grumpymike posted 06-29-2012 01:53 AM 3665 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a proto type clamp rack that I will rebuild in my new shop slated for 2013. I brought a bunch of Pine 1X4 and 1X6 material from Missouri to our new home in Surprise Az. ... well Surprise! as soon as the sun hit it it all warped and twisted. Seems to be a humidity thing. (I could have made some really nice propellers). Well being the Yankee that i am, I won’t throw it away, so I cut them up and used the Kregt jig, clamps, and a bunch of glue for assembly.
I have seen these racks on the net, and Stumpy Nubs made one, but I had no drawings or dimensions, so I set it up using the best SWAG engineering for 15 clamps to the tier. Habitat RE-Store had the hinges. I ended up with 45 clamps in the rack and a bunch of squeezy clamps on the sides of the rack and room for some C clamps along the bottom stretcher. Total cost … $5 for the hinges at the Re Store.
The next one I build for the permanent shop will not have the mistakes that this one has, but it was fun to do anyway. Oh, by the way, after I built this I did find that there are drawings available on Stumpy’s web site.
Thanks to all of you for being here.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 02:41 AM

Good use of small space. You never have too many clamps. Great project!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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robscastle

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 07:52 AM

OMG Looks like somethig out of M.A.S.H. when they say Clamp!
there is so many its a wond?er the wall dosent come down

I just counted them there is over 50 there.
I am thinking falling asleep at a party at your place would not be a good idea !!!

Clamps absolutley amazing !!!

What could you possibly dowith them all ?

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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jerrells

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 12:11 PM

In the first picture I thought, “that won’t work”. Then I saw the hinges – great idea and a good use of space.

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

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 01:46 PM

Very nice! Oh, and sorry you had to move away from the beautiful, humid state of MO…

-- Jason K

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ldl

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 06:09 PM

Nice looking rack.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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tonny

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 06:31 PM

I Love it !!

I need to do something like yours. Do you mind share the plans?

Thanks

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robscastle

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#7 posted 06-30-2012 04:51 AM

Hello Grumpymike,

Me again, and I owe you an apology.

After seeing how many clamps you had I added the OMG and MASH comment.

So here I am offering a retraction of my silly remark, as I decided to count up just how many clamps I had as I was still wondering what somebody would do with them all.

To my dismay I found have almost the same as yourself, and was wanting more as well!

I could not believe I had that many! anyway regardless,

Apology tendered !!!

Regards

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 06-30-2012 04:53 AM

Nice rack it looks great.

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Grumpymike

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#9 posted 06-30-2012 03:07 PM

Thanks for your comments … is this a great site or what?

Robert, I agree that this is a bunch of clamps, and I will admit that I didn’t know how many I really had untill I got them all in one spot.

Tonny, Plans? Well my plan was to put all the clamps in one spot …
the irst tier is 36 X 21-1/2” the second is 24 X and the third is 12X. I bored 3/8” holes spaced 1” and cut the slots with a band saw. I just plotted 15 clamp slots, cut the board and copied it 3 times. did modify the first tier to accomadate some short pipe clamps.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 07-08-2013 10:14 AM

”This is a proto type clamp rack that I will rebuild in my new shop slated for 2013”

Ok now it’s been a year, and I’m bettin’ you’re still using this rack with no plans to replace it. You might build ANOTHER one, but I’ll bet this “prototype” will be a permanent fixture in the shop!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Grumpymike

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#11 posted 07-08-2013 03:12 PM

Hi Joe,
Thanks for the follow up.
Well you are right and you are not so right …
Yep I’m still using this clamp rack.
The new shop is under construction, site is cleared, footings dug and formed. Just waiting for inspection so we can pour the slab
Permits slowed down the start date by a month, but we are moving ahead now.
The new rack will be in place as soon as I have a wall to hang it on … I will post when done

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#12 posted 10-13-2013 02:58 AM

Nice Rack!

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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PJ72

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#13 posted 02-23-2014 04:53 AM

I really like this clamp rack – what a great way to maximize the use of limited wall space.

-- PJ

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 03-02-2014 05:57 PM

Mike, that is a real nice looking and functional clamp rack!! I wish I had that many clamps.
I am in need of small one for my shed and this got me thinking about it again.. Next week maybe!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpymike

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#15 posted 03-02-2014 07:35 PM

I am in the process of rebuilding this prototype with a better wood for my new shop and I want to incorporate my newer Bessy ‘K’ clamps. It is still evolving.
This is a Stumpy Nubbs’ design that I changed the dimensions to fit my needs.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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