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Project by BusterB posted 08-01-2013 09:17 PM 3536 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like most, I am constantly adding to my toy…errrr tool collection and it becomes a challenge to find places to store and organize things. I have had clamp storage on my list for some time and I had a few extra minutes of shop time today so I finally got started on it. Had just shy of 2’ of French Cleat showing beside where I hung the hand power tool storage cabinet I built earlier in the year so I made a hanger for my longer clamps to go there. Sort of nice to have them all in one place. The aluminum clamps had been mounted on my saw table and it was a real pain getting to them when I needed them. Saw a project in Wood Magazine showing how they dealt with those bulky wooden hand clamps so I made a few of those brackets as well. Next time I get a chance I am gonna make brackets for the quick clamps, spring clamps and C-clamps as well but ran out of time today. I included a couple of pics showing how scattered everything was before.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 08-01-2013 09:27 PM

nice organization.

that said – I would either find a way to LOCK those pipe clamps (and any other heavy clamps [read- non plastic]) or lower those mounts to under head-level.

I had a similar setup, and ended up having a pipe clamp meet my head when I was moving some things around. did not go well…. at all… I since then remounted all my clamps at shoulder height, or secured them in such a way that they cannot be made to fall off in any way.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Todd Barrone

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#2 posted 08-01-2013 09:33 PM

Hey very nice buddy, I like it. You have been busy

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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BusterB

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 09:35 PM

That is a dang fine suggestion PurpLev….I was thinking eye hooks and a short bungee cord accross the top and bottom of the longer clamps. That or some wooden dowel…head that looks like mine sure dont need any extra decoration…Thanks Sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 09:36 PM

Thanks Todd…..Just trying to keep up with you bud. These projects were much more enjoyable than picture frames…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 11:24 PM

Buster, they breed.
We have tried to catch them at it to no avail.
We even thought about rounding them up for branding
After a day we were exhausted and still hadn’t got them
all. They are everywhere.
We decided that we would have to live in harmony with
these critters. Problem is when you don’t need them they
are like kids always under your feet.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#6 posted 08-01-2013 11:33 PM

Jaime….you gave the same advice in regards to hand planes bud. So far I have only gained a wimpy little micro plane…is there some magical oil that makes em breed faster? lol
Glad to see you back in here mate…your health on the upswing I hope
?

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 11:47 PM

Well Buster you got to realize that they both sneak in
when the boss requests a job that needs doing
If not….....................
Sometimes they can appear at work or at a buddies place :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 08-02-2013 02:01 AM

It’s a known fact….you can never have too many clamps, but you still have to have a place for them…..So a few years back I decided to do something about my collection…..Aftewr years of collecting, I had a plethrea of them…...Sooo, after a little design, this is what I cam up with….Since then, a few members wanted info on how I made them…...Here is my version of my clamp rack…....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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smitty22

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 02:51 PM

thanks for posting this, Buster, I really like the use of 2×4 for the pipe/bar clamps. I shall steal that idea!

Purp’s warning on the headbuster is also sound advice, those darn things have a way of walking out of the notch! I had a couple fall off and break the dust cover off of my belt sander (twice!), a $30 repair each time. I fixed that though, moved the belt sander.

And Rick, you’re just way too organized! LoL!! Wonder what you used to secure the pipe clamps?
thanks,
Dale

-- Smitty

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 08-02-2013 03:41 PM

Now if you could figure out a way to store those rascals without taking up a butt load of wall space you would be rich :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#11 posted 08-02-2013 04:29 PM

Rick- Now that is organization….sweet!!!

Dale- I love it…just move the sander…. why over think the problem right???

Lee- hey have seen pictures of racks hung from the ceiling….it can be done….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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BusterB

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 04:31 PM

Jaime…Obviously you have freinds like mine then. They really meant to bring it back…honestly…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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whitebeast88

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#13 posted 08-03-2013 02:25 AM

great rack there buster nice work.i also will borrow your idea.
great suggestion from purplev,if they fell and hit my head it would run a perfectly good clamp.
i also built the same for my wood screw clamps,works well.can’t wait to see your next rack for the other clamps….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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BusterB

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#14 posted 08-03-2013 11:40 PM

Thanks Marty…. Found some 1 1/2” nylon webbing and some cinches…gonna follow up on PurpLevs suggestion 1st thing monday. Gotta protect those few functioning brain cells I got left…lol
Stay Safe buddy

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 08-07-2013 06:36 PM

Nice work, Buster. I like your man Cave sign! How fitting in a wood shop!!

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

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