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jusfine

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08-05-2010 05:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp storage bessey k clamps question

Anybody build a larger scale clamp cart or wall mounted rack?

I found a few on the search, but have a bunch of clamps that I need to relocate in my shop, and need a better storage solution…

I have over 60 Bessey K clamps alone, probably another 60 or 80 Bessey, Gross Stabil, and miscellaneous brands of adjustable clamps.

Any suggestions, besides giving away the clamps?

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."


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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 08-05-2010 06:04 AM

You can send them to me and I’ll hang them on my wall for you.

Actually, I have a couple of the Bessey roll around racks where you can store clamps on both sides of the rack. I also am just now putting up some steel K type clamp racks on the wall. The roll around racks can store a lot of standard clamps and K body type. The long clamps are destined for the wall.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 07:02 AM

John,
Thanks for your generous offer. I’m sending you the long awkward ones. They will go out in the mail tomorrow morning. :)

Do you have photos of your storage you could share?

You can see where mine are hanging if you look at my shop photos, but I need to relocate some of them.

I have limited space for vertical walls, side walls are sloped inwards (barn loft) and end walls have cabinets and doors…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 07:26 AM

HI John,
I suggest to have them store horizontally rather than vertical. Everybody wants to use the wall and hang it vertically. If you install it like a pipe hanging on both ends (in clamps case clamps’ length) then you can create a pushcart or a drawer pull out from any space underneath your cabinet. Anyway, longer clamps are seldom use. My clamps is just underneath my working table on an open shelves. I have only small ones (longest is 60cm) I have a drawer for other smaller clamps.
Another suggestion… you can station clamps in some work areas. For example, in the drill press you can position 2 small ones, 2 in the table saw, etc… and dont forget … the excess will be on my workshop.. ha LOL

-- Bert

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 10:55 AM

in school they made some kind of pyramid, a triangle shaped rack on wich they hang the long clamps to the exterior angled surfaces, and at the center there are a few flat compartments on wich they just stack the smaller clamps, it aint pretty but it’s practical to just pick one of the stack and throw it back.

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 04:06 PM

I have a three of these racks. All of them full. The photo shows the horizontal rods on one side only. But, the other side of the rack also has holes where you can install the horizontal rods. This way you can put clamps on both sides of the rack. Each rack will hold up to about 76 short clamps, if organized properly, and 38 long clamps. About 40” is the longest length.

http://www.myhomeauthority.com/12-328182011-B00081NH24-Bessey_ZW1_AFrame_Mobile_Clamp_Rack_clamps_not_included

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 04:44 PM

John beat me to it Randy, I was going to offer to house about 25 of those nice K-body’s for you.
If you have the room, those slanted roll around racks are handy because you can move them to your work.
When you get it worked out, please post it so we can see.

Holy Smokes !
I just looked at your shop and space doesn’t appear to be any problem !
You could fit about ten of my shops in there!
Is there an echo?

-- Eric, central Florida

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jusfine

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 06:02 PM

Hellooooo…. yes, a bit of an echo, Eric. :) It’s really not that big.

But it is looking cleaner as I am changing my hardwood storage, storing all material in the other side of the loft, so should have room for a cart or two.

I did like clamp storage in the middle of my shop on either side of what used to be my layout area, but have moved things around now (first time in 10 years) to accomodate my dust collection runs.

I am completely amazed at the generousity of the LJ members, you are all so kind!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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jusfine

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#8 posted 08-05-2010 06:12 PM

Thanks Bert (you can call me Randy, John is the other guy).

That may be a great solution for some of my longer clamps as I could store them horizontally even on the sloped walls. Thank you too for your offer. :)

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#9 posted 08-05-2010 06:14 PM

Hey Randy
I think Hf sell one similar but at less cost

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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