Parallel Clamp Rack #2

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Project by Lance posted 12-30-2013 01:25 AM 2488 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second version of the Jet Parallel Clamp rack I’ve made, the first one was built on the fly just to get them off the ground at the time. It worked ok, but I went agains’t my own philosophy, I didn’t think 4 steps ahead or plan anything out. Ultimately costing me time and money because I ended up re-building it with this one, the RIGHT way this time.

This design is not mine, it’s been used by a couple different people online, however its the most efficient way to store your clamps and it gives you another shelf in doing so, for whatever you want to use it for. Mine model holds 25 clamps, I know, an odd number, but Jet sent me an extra 24” clamp due to the one I order not working correctly.

Made with 1/2” Baltic Birch. The main part is dadoed in and I added another 1/2” piece of ply below to make it almost an inch in thickness to make it little stronger, she’s pretty strong.

Hope you enjoy.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 01:43 AM

Looks great dude! After all the clamps you and I purchased I have ran out of room! Gonna make two like this later!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 02:12 AM

Lance,all your projects turn out very nice including this one…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Steve Kreins

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 02:27 AM

Great idea. I’m currently using an old expandable show curtain rod. Tacky, but useful. ;) BTW, Love the flag!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 03:14 AM

That piece of furniture is too pretty for clamps. Great job!

-- Glen

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 03:43 AM

Nice work,very handy and convenient .

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 05:26 AM


This one looks better than the first one.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 07:11 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 12-30-2013 11:45 AM

Thats nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 11:56 AM

1st class clamp rack. Good one Lance. Luv “Ole Glory” hangin there as well. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 07:06 PM

Very nice and clean design.

-- Todd, the Tool Man -

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#11 posted 12-30-2013 09:11 PM

great job and design.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 02:46 AM

Looks great, can you tell me how you made the cutouts for the clamps? Want to build one and see that as the most time consuming part…thanks

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 05:11 AM

I used a miter gauge and a dado blade, make the cut, then moved it over the correct distance, then repeat until you get the amount of slots cut.

Good Luck.

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#14 posted 01-12-2014 12:22 AM

I like it, thanks for the post.

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#15 posted 03-19-2014 12:48 PM

Great job Lance!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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