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Project by NickyP posted 12-21-2013 03:51 PM 11155 views 49 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Working in a small shop creates challenges to “max out” space. My shop http://lumberjocks.com/NickyP/workshop is based on things being space-saving & mobile. I try to construct thing that (1) max out their use and (2) fit in specific locations—this clamp rack was built based on these principles.

This clamp rack sits on a 23” round platform with six casters for stability and has proven to be very stable. The various clamp heights are specific to fit 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, & 48 inch clamps. The top storage has proven to be invaluable, holding many necessary clamping items (clamping squares, strap clamps, angle clamps, face clamps, glues & glue brushes, spacer blocks, etc.) I sandwiched a 3/4” piece of EMT above the storage for spring clamps & C-clamps while adding a couple of slats for a dozen 6” quick-clamps & some 1” spring clamps.

I love the size of the clamp rack as it takes up so little space and follows you around the workshop. There are over 60 clamps on it with room for more. You can view where it’s stored in the shop on my link above.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 03:56 PM

This will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 07:17 PM

Hello Nicky

This is the mobile clamp rack I ‘m waiting from several years

With your permission I will copied your project because me, like you, I have a very small shop

Thanks for sharing

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

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 08:58 PM

Great idea on size. I have a larger shop, but at times I get tired of having to walk across the shop to retrieve and replace the clamps on the wall rack…thanks for the great pictures as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 09:40 PM

Nicely done! Great size too.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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hoss12992

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 01:46 AM

Wow, really cool build. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 02:40 AM

looks like a lot of storage with not a lot of square footage

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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RibsBrisket4me

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 03:07 AM

Effective and efficient,!!!!!,

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Hawaiilad

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 03:10 AM

Great idea on size. I have a larger shop, but at times I get tired of having to walk across the shop to retrieve and replace the clamps on the wall rack…thanks for the great pictures as well

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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scarpenter002

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 03:28 AM

Nice addition to the shop. Thanks for sharing Nicky.

-- Scott in Texas

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redryder

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 05:27 AM

A shop winner for sure.

Nice addition…........................

-- mike...............

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davidroberts

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#11 posted 12-22-2013 05:40 AM

I’m with you Mr. NickyP. A worthy build to maximize shop space. A new favorite.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#12 posted 12-22-2013 01:45 PM

Great idea. Nicely built. Should serve you well.

-- tel

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MarkTheFiddler

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#13 posted 12-22-2013 02:38 PM

Nicky, great idea and a fine build.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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OldWolfsWoodShop

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#14 posted 12-27-2013 12:41 AM

A real winner, I apologize but I will have to copy your design, excellent.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief... www.oldwolfswoodshop.ca

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