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Project by thedude50 posted 457 days ago 3151 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Norm Abram Rolling Clamp Rack. This unit was built exactly to the specs in the plans. I figured norm and I have lots of the came clamps and this worked out really well. I plan on building a second rack at a later date once this one is full. I used Chinese Birch Plywood in this project I do not recommend this wood, in fact avoid this junk at all costs. I had to re glue several splits in the lamination this stuff is junk wood. The construction is fairly straight forward you cut a piece 24×28 for the base and then from a second sheet. You rip 8 strips of 4 inch plywood and one of 3 inches this makes up all the braces and cross members. each angle is 85 degrees so set the saw to 5 degrees and make your cuts. this is not a positive stop so adjust it to match a line drawn on the piece of wood to make sure its right. The long legs of the sides have a bevel on each end then the basic unit is ready for construction the 2 sides of the A frames are also cut at 5 degrees on the saw so it makes a trapezoid. then you make pocket holes in the rails and screw them to the styles this part i glued as well. You also need to make a proper size dado in the base for each leg this is not 3/4 of an inch the plans tell you how far in to make the dadoes. It is not difficult with a stacked dado or a router and a straight edge which is how I did it on this one. Then I use 1 5/8 inch screws and glue to secure the a frames to the base. Then I followed the plans for the rung placement this was easy as well. I screwed and glued the rungs in place then when finished I mounted the casters with the prescribed no10 3/4 inch screws. This project took most of one shop day to complete but i did have all the lamination problems with the plywood which ate up a good deal of time. I know you can do this project it is great to have all the clamps wherever I need them. i just roll the stand to that part of the shop and all is well.

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Dan

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#1 posted 457 days ago

Looks good. It is compact yet it holds a lot. I need to make one of these some day.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 457 days ago

You make Norm proud Lance.

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SouthHollow

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#3 posted 457 days ago

well that’s a handy idea.

-- Alex, Los Angeles

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Neat idea
jamie

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 457 days ago

Nice one, Lance.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Nice clamp rack. You can always trust anything built by norm. I have completed several of his projects and have always been happy.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 457 days ago

... and you have room for MORE!

Very good… COOL…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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thedude50

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#8 posted 457 days ago

thanks you guys It really is a simple and fun project to build

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Your rack truned out well! Something I should build also! Nice Work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Milo

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Dude! It looks good, and anything Norm, ya know, genuflect,genuflect,genuflect… ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 457 days ago

Nicely done—a project for the shop.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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lumberjoe

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#12 posted 457 days ago

NICE! Do you have the plans for this?

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559dustdesigns

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#13 posted 456 days ago

Looks good keep up the good woodwork.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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BarbS

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#14 posted 456 days ago

Very useful! That’s a great plan, and economically saves space. Nicely done!

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LukieB

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#15 posted 456 days ago

Nice job on the rack, it looks awesome!

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