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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-17-2013 03:53 AM 892 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knocked up this mount for my sash clamps, which were just stacked in the same corner an absolute night mare to get out.

I used a scrap of wood, I cut everything on the table saw drilled two holes and fitted it to the wall.
No more clamps lying everywhere.

This is the stock.

A trial run to prove the concept.

Cut a rabbet in the back, a slot for the frame and notches for the foot.

Did a couple of test fit ups.

Mounted it on the wall and fitted it out.

Just the shot for clutter removal.

-- Regards Robert



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DW833

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#1 posted 11-17-2013 05:47 AM

Great use of scrap and space.

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 08:58 AM

cool.

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 09:18 AM

Hey Rob, that is really cool, I have a similar set up for my “F” clamps.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 11:08 AM

I likewise have a wall mounted clamp rack. Great space saver.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 11:56 AM

Nice rack, and nicely manufactured clamps.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 01:26 PM

Great idea.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 03:36 PM

Well done. That wall space disappears pretty quicky, but your storage is very compact.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Handtooler

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 04:05 PM

Just a query for this novice, Why do you use sash clamps v.s. pipe, bar or paraell clamps. I have “F style, both Bessy and Jourgenson paraell clamps as well as hand clamps and “C” clamps. I’d never seen nor heard of the sash clamps before this morning, so I’m uncertain of their utility. Please advise. I’m a hobbist and maybe they are intended for a professional semi-permantly bench attached set up?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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robscastle

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#9 posted 11-17-2013 08:19 PM

Russell,

To answer your question regarding sash clamps, it was a matter of them being available locally at the time I needed to do a job.

Sash clamps pipe clamps or parallel bar clamps all do the same job,
Clamp long low profile items, like doors and etc.

I also have the usual collection of other clamps Bessy C and hand clamps for different tasks.

A word of warning on hand clamps expecially the small plastic ones, unless they are for a one off job they break unexpectedly and are a poor cousin to the metal variety.

I bought a quite a few of them over time, and can report back on the following:

The Black and Orange ratchet mech type fail and some do not even clamp your finger effectively when tested.
The same spring operated Black ones with Orange clamping tips which look like oversize clothes pegs break at the plastic parts in various places.
They cannot be reassembled to make a complete unit from parts again without endangering the operator.

I had an unexpected failure of them without any warning so I relegated them to holding veneer and cork on a board. Plus did a warning Blog.

The metal hand clamps are the way to go.

Or the large blue or black ones seem OK, as I have used a large one on my table saw fence for years without a problem

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 09:10 PM

Small clamps I have four steel hand spring clamps w/plastic tip and grip covers which I like and use often one stays on my drill press fence for stop block Then I also have four of the Bessy squeeze ratchet hand clamps as go to often also where long grips aren ‘t required. Thanks for the reply.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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robscastle

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#11 posted 11-17-2013 09:17 PM

Russell,

they are the goodies!!

You have got it covered, Clamped.

-- Regards Robert

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