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Mobile Clamp Rack Redux

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Project by adbuett posted 10-01-2013 12:56 AM 1362 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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BusterB

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 02:33 AM

That is gonna be a really nice addition to your shop once you get it set up. I feel your pain on the snafu’s. I get a few of those on every project..lol I have been piddling with a lumber cut-off’s cart build. For some reason I thought it would be cool to build it only out of scrap materials…it has been a total booger bear so far but if it turns out half as well as yours, I will be happy. Stay safe

-- 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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iamcliff

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 01:53 AM

Awesome how you made the pegboard slide out. Very cool.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 02:03 PM

That’s a very useful and convenient tool rack. Great idea on the sliding pegboard. I already figured out why you have such a neat floor.

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