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Blog entry by thiswoodshop posted 891 days ago 4317 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My clamps was always just laying around my shop. They ended up every ware from may table saw to behind my lath. I searched the internet high and low and did not fins any good ideas that will fir my shop. Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of good clamp racks out there from swing door to the mobile versions. In needed something that would not take up a lot of floor space and yet have the ability to store my 8ft and 6ft clamps. I have a lot of pipe clams and a few Jet ones. I also have a lot of the Bora quick clamps that I use the most of any clamp in my shop. I would like to get some more Jet clamps but they are very pricy and I need to wait for a sale at Rocler or Amazon to get them, that’s why I only have 4 of them so far. The system now is most probably not the prettiest but it works very well for me. When I have more time on my hands I will build a pretty one like the ones your see on the web.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com



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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 891 days ago

What the hell are you talking about…...

Those clamps look PRETTY secure & organized to me! That is a very innovative idea!

BTW: I’m going to steal your idea. If you don’t like it…you’re PRETTY much outta luck, I’m stealing it anyway! Be thankful I don’t steal your clamps!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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thiswoodshop

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#2 posted 891 days ago

Sure, Well compared to the other woodworkers clamp racks is what I was referring too. Let me know how yours turn out. I try to do one thing a weekend to the shop.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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willie

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#3 posted 891 days ago

Looks good to me! Whatever works. I just built a rack for my clamps after too many years of threatening to make one! Like you said, it might not be the prettiest one, but it works for me! You guys have too many good ideas for the shop on here. I can’t keep up. I’ve made more improvements to my shop since finding this site than in the last 17 years!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 891 days ago

I didn’t even have a shop when I joined. Look what you all have done to me!

I blame eveything on LJs, cant be my fault!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 891 days ago

Hey Randy cool shop, Clamp storage looks great to me.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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559dustdesigns

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#6 posted 891 days ago

nice job thanks for showing us.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 891 days ago

And now your clamps are standing at attention ready to serve you at a moments notice. Nice going.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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thiswoodshop

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#8 posted 891 days ago

Well the biggest benefit of this is that I can see all my clamps. In the past like a mentioned, it was stacked in a pile and always used what is on top. It was always a challenge to keep it clean and now I can just ran some air over them to remove any dust. I just need to add more space since I just have enough for my current clamps and if I should get any more I will have no space to station them.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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woodymays

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#9 posted 890 days ago

Looks more like a collection of clamps. Are you a clamp enthusiast? I have knowhere near thay may clamp and I seem to manage.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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thiswoodshop

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#10 posted 890 days ago

No not really, I have never had so many clamps until a sale at Harbor Freight a while ago, I pick them up dirt cheap and a local pipe yard gave me a good deal on galvanized pipe.So all and all my pipe clamps cost less than my four Jet Bar Clamps. I like the deep clamp surface of the Jet Bar clamps but the pipe clamps work well and I have no complaints. The one from Rockler is also pretty cool just 10 time the price of the ones at HF.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" - www.thiswoodshop.com

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 890 days ago

Nice job lots of clamp you have!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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