|Project by adbuett||posted 10-01-2013 12:56 AM||2311 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I foolishly started out with a “clamp rack” that was hardboard pegboard. Needless to say, heavy clamps rip hooks out of pegboard! I decided on the ubiquitous mobile clamp rack that is seen pretty often around here, but wanted to expand it to be more of a mobile tool station. To accomplish this I framed up some plastic pegboard and put it on some heavy duty drawer slides. The pegboard can now slide out the end of the rack. I plan on storing squares, rules, levels etc. Basically anything I don’t want to keep walking across the shop for!
I ended up with a couple snafus in the building process. The first being the Mickey-Mouse plywood I used for the base. It had a pretty decent bow so I dado’d two fairings across the bottom and glued the base straight.
Clamping the uprights also presented a slight challenge. In the second picture you can see how I overcame this. I basically used a ratchet strap and a home-made rope ratchet to cinch the uprights down into the dados.
I haven’t decided on a permanent configuration yet, and have yet to figure out what I’m going to do with my 4ft clamps and pipe clamps.