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Forum topic by andrewr79 posted 12-18-2011 07:30 AM 10793 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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andrewr79

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12-18-2011 07:30 AM

Hi

I’d managed to miss this obvious solution to storing my clamps for months, and thought I’d share it here to save others the “Oh, why did it take me so long to figure it out” moment!

http://thewoodworkgeek.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/solving-the-clamp-storage-issue/

Cheers
Andrew

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ksSlim

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 07:49 AM

Modified step ladder concept (shop built) works well for a portable rack to use near the assembly area. Wheels are good!

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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TCCcabinetmaker

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 07:52 AM

pfft, I made a box for my F clamps, and put all my pipe clamps in a 5 gallon bucket, my squeeze clamps in a drawer with my c clamps, and my screw clamps on the leg of the work bench, at my home shop. Of course the cabinet shop has a more sophisticated rack behind the table saw for clamps.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 05:15 AM

OK, now I feel stupid. I built one

From a design in a magazine, modified the concept a bit in the way I store parallel jaw clamps. The other side holds pipe and bar clamps. Whole thing is on wheels.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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andrewr79

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 07:50 AM

Looks much nicer than my way Don!

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cuttwice

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 01:04 AM

Don, the rungs on that ladder look a little irregular, and I’d be nervous it would roll away from whatever I was trying to reach when I was climbing on it. :)

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andrewr79

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#6 posted 12-29-2011 04:34 AM

cutwice, I want a ‘like’ button for that

I’m going to have to rethink my solution after a visit from Santa, I think I’ll be using Don’s version as a guide :)

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BerBer5985

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#7 posted 12-29-2011 08:26 PM

Mine hang from a closet rod that used to hang jackets in the garage. Seems to work just fine for me.

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NiteWalker

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#8 posted 12-30-2011 12:14 AM

I like Tom Hintz's design. Simple, sturdy and the design is easily adjusted to accommodate different wall spaces and clamp types.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Mike

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#9 posted 12-30-2011 12:31 AM

This would work for me utill I needed the ladder….lol

-- But hon I need this tool.......

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Bagtown

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 06:56 AM

Hmmm… mine all lean against the wall in the corner behind a tall cabinet, and I untangle them every time I need to use them. . .
Step ladder would be a good idea, if my son returned it. :)

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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