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Forum topic by jimintx posted 06-05-2016 08:17 PM 439 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimintx

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06-05-2016 08:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamps hand screw wooden parallel

I cannot figure out what to do to store these clamps: the wooden ones that have parallel thick wooden jaws, and two parallel hand screws.

In any configuration of storage, they take up a lot of space. For years, I have had them piled in a large plastic bin, and that bin gets shoved around the shop floor to get them out of the way.

If anyone can post some pics of how you have arranged to hang, clamp, or otherwise store them, I would sure like to see that.

I think I really shouldn’t have bought them in the first place, but I did spend the money, and have owned maybe 15 or so of them for many years.
(I do not find that I reach for them all that much, either, but that is another topic.)

Many thanks,
Jim


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Gadabout55

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 10:08 PM

I only have two of those clamps, so my method may not be efficient for storing large numbers of them. In any case, I just put a couple of shaker pegs into the horizontal member of a rack I made for storing my various clamps.

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 10:28 PM

My shop is in my basement with poured walls. I attached a 2 X 4 vertically to the wall and inserted several dowels at proper spacing. I just open the clamps wide enough and thread them on the dowels.

I made most of my wooden clamps by purchasing the threaded rods and inserts and making the jaws from hard maple. I would have to admit that they do not see very much use, but in some situations they work very well.

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MadMark

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 10:36 PM

Clamp them to the edge of something.

M

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