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08-18-2013 08:10 PM

There are as many ways to store clamps as there are woodworkers. Youtube has many videos on how to build them. What method do you use? Please share with the rest of us. Pictured below is my method using a display rack from a department store I picked up for free. The rack has casters so I can roll them around for use and storage.

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#1 posted 08-18-2013 09:41 PM

I get more replys when I talk about popes, pedophiles and priests…

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 09:57 PM

I keep them on simple wall hangers. I had built “Norm’s” clamp rack. It is/was handy. However, I have more wall space than floor space. So I went the wall route.

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 10:15 PM

I got tired of having clamps lying on every open surface in the shop, or clamped onto the edges of shelves, so I made some clamp holders to handle all my clamps. The I started another project and bought a bunch more clamps to help with it. Now I have my clamp rack full – and a bunch of clamps on the horizontal surfaces and clamped to shelves around the shop. It’s a never-ending cycle.

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 10:28 PM

I bought a stainless baker’s rack at BJ’s for $50. It has nice big wheels on it. My clamps are on that “rack” and I can roll it wherever I need it and it’s stable (and cheap…. did I mention cheap?) The wire shelves make a convenient place to set stuff down when I’m working. When I’m done with a job I can roll the rack around and put stuff away and then park it back in the corner. :)

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 10:40 PM

Rockler suckered me into these racks, but I haven’t regretted buying them. Well made….as opposed to other rockler stuff.

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 10:53 PM

I’ve added quite a few clamps to this, but for now this is what I’m doing

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 11:25 PM

Just a length of black pipe and a couple of pipe hangers:

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#8 posted 08-19-2013 12:05 AM

i have one of the rockler racks that only fits my small bigger clamps and pipe clamps are in the corner.thats on my list to do as soon as i finish my ms station.

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#9 posted 08-19-2013 12:31 AM

Does anyone have a picture of the perfect clamp holder? Should include all types. If you have hand drawn plans scan them and show them.

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#10 posted 08-19-2013 12:36 AM

It’s on wheels so I can roll it to where I need it. Saves me some steps. Like madts, this is just not as interesting as your other posts.

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#11 posted 08-19-2013 01:51 AM

I don’t have much in the way of specs because it was build out of stuff I tore apart…

The clamp boxes are 3 pieces of 4” x 26 1/4” with the front piece sandwiched between the top and bottom pieces with an open back…

The spacing of the holes is 2” on center, and the holes are 1 1/4” dia…its also on casters but I really never move it, but it works exactly as it should.

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#12 posted 08-19-2013 02:08 AM

I have open studs on one wall of my shop. I have 1×2’s nailed horizontally and clamps hang between the studs like rungs.

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#13 posted 08-19-2013 02:15 AM

69, pretty nice for stuff torn apart.

Dan, how about some pix. I know everyone puts their clamps somewhere but you never know who may like a certain way and do the same.

Remember, we are a brotherhood of woodworkers sharing with others. There are no cliques or diques on this site.

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#14 posted 08-19-2013 02:45 AM

Here’s mine…...I built these a few years back to mount on the wall for easy access near my work bench..

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#15 posted 08-19-2013 02:50 AM

Rick, excuse the language but holy shit! Really nice layout.

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