|Project by thedude50||posted 01-15-2013 06:40 PM||4348 views||16 times favorited||19 comments|
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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