Where Am I Supposed To Hang 114 Clamps?

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Project by TD69Mustang posted 05-31-2013 05:35 PM 8407 views 31 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had purchased one of those cheap metal angle racks (pic 6) several years ago and thought it would be fine, but it’s really just a piece of junk.

I was sick and tired of tripping over, and never being able to find the right clamp.
Looked at lots of inspiring racks here on LJ’s and came up with this.
After building this thing, it turns out it can hold all 114 of my clamps with just a little room for a couple more. Why would I need more???

Back Side holds K body clamps and pipe clamps
End Panel holds Spring clamps and C clamps
Front Inside holds all my other clamps (notice Pic#5 I alternated the direction the clamps faced. It allowed more clamps to fit into a smaller space.)
Door is double sided peg board, to hold straight edges, squares and other miscellaneous stuff.
There are two pieces of peg board. One on the inside and one on the outside of the door. They are mounted to a 2×2 spline that runs inside the door frame.

The door has its own caster for two reasons.
1- It keeps the rack from falling over when the door is opened.
2- It keeps the door from sagging

The casters are rated 200lb. ea but flat spot really easily. It’s not really a big deal but a little annoying.

3/4” Oak plywood doors – Used but FREE!!

CLAMP INVENTORY – turns out I have 114. I had no Idea!


Dovetail Fingers

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 05-31-2013 05:40 PM

Nice work. It will pay of in dividends. However, what are you going to do when you need a few more clamps? :-)
You know how it goes. Nobody has enough clamps.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 05:41 PM

Very nice… Will no doubt serve you well… Love the design, thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 06:06 PM

Hello screwge

I’m jalous watching a so nice collection of clamps

A nice design

Have you a place for another clamp?

THanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 06:23 PM

So nice, I love organisation, it just makes the work more fun. It looks like a very good design and thumbs op for recycling stuff.

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#5 posted 05-31-2013 06:28 PM

’ where am I supposed to hang 114 clamps?”
easy answer,,,in a very well designed cabinet made to house 114 clamps! you can always put an addition on for the next 114 you end up with. :)

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#6 posted 05-31-2013 07:22 PM

One of the best looking clamp racks I have seen

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 05-31-2013 07:34 PM

Ill tell ya what, 114 is actually the answer to the age old woodworkers question to can one have too many clamps. Send me 20 or so and ill make sure theyre well cared for and you will fall back into line with the saying.

Nice rack btw. ;)

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#8 posted 05-31-2013 08:04 PM

I love that wheel support on the door! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 05-31-2013 08:08 PM

Good idea nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 08:10 PM

Quite ingenious but it makes me feel a little self conscious of the 6 clamps i own….:) Good work

-- If life was simpler Id probably have even less time to do what I wanted

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#11 posted 05-31-2013 08:19 PM

Where Am I Supposed To Hang 114 Clamps?

My first thought was “Why in MY shop of course!”

Very nicely done.


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#12 posted 05-31-2013 08:23 PM

I do have one question. How do I convince my wife I need about a hundred more clamps?
Seriously, nice build. I will steal some ideas for a miniture verson.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#13 posted 05-31-2013 09:30 PM

Great idea…great organization…thanks for sharing

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#14 posted 05-31-2013 11:59 PM

+1 with woodstock,i thought the same thing.

excellent rack,great design and work….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#15 posted 06-01-2013 01:07 AM

Great fix! Now, when are you delivering this to MY workshop???

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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