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Offline bobtskutter

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2021, 01:42 PM »
I just hang them from a joist in the roof of my garage.

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Offline 4nthony

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2021, 07:19 PM »
Some clamp storage I've been building in the last couple weeks for the small french cleat corner of the garage. The clamp racks are pretty similar to what others have posted but I added some small tabs to the front of the racks. I have limited space and tend to bump into them often so I'm hoping the tabs will assist in keeping them in the rack and not falling on my head.

The racks are all about 300mm deep. The larger racks are ~300mm tall while the smaller racks are about ~100mm tall.


« Last Edit: December 28, 2021, 07:24 PM by 4nthony »
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2021, 07:56 PM »
 That's a good looking set-up you have going there 4nthony.
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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2021, 08:45 PM »
That's a good looking set-up you have going there 4nthony.

Thanks. My previous clamp organization was hanging them off the fire blocking in the walls or placing them in a couple 5 gallon buckets and leaning them into a corner. It's nice to finally have some organization. Wish I could say the same about the rest of the garage! Shops are always a work in progress, right?
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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2021, 04:37 PM »
Wish I could say the same about the rest of the garage! Shops are always a work in progress, right?

Absolutely. I'm sort of in the planning stages of some rearrangement of mine right now. I think I'm going to add some more parallel clamps horizontally, around the base of my main assembly table.

You have a pretty good collection of Woodpeckers squares in there too.
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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2021, 08:12 PM »
You have a pretty good collection of Woodpeckers squares in there too.

Yeah...those squares are somewhat of an addiction.  [embarassed]

The 2616 has been really useful on larger projects. Also, I find that I use it more than the track square to align my guide rails.
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Offline Dongar

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2022, 09:37 PM »
I wrote a long detailed description of this but it did not post so here are pictures

Offline Dongar

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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2022, 09:40 PM »
only one photo posted here is an other

Offline dwillis

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2022, 08:10 PM »
My clamp rack evolved from a mobile sheet good lumber cart made from one 5x5' piece of 3/4" Baltic birch plywood. Sheet goods are on the front (along with a bunch of other wood), and clamps on the back. Not shown stored here are pipe clamps which are currently in use. In addition there's storage for Festool rails in several pockets on the end of the rack.
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Offline jkc_WA

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2022, 03:07 PM »
@dwillis Do you notice any instability if there aren't many sheet goods on the one side? It appears that the clamp-side of the battered plywood is vertical. Do the clamps throw off the center of gravity enough to make it tough to roll around the shop?

Otherwise, this is a very clever combination and something that will work well in my small shop. Thanks for posting!

Offline dwillis

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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2022, 12:59 AM »
You’ve discovered the flaw in my design, which I failed to initially identify. Several weeks ago I was reorganizing my lumber storage and started by taking all the wood off the rack, which immediately fell over, surprising me, and making a mess in the process. As you accurately noticed the rack is inherently unstable without sufficient wood to counterbalance the weight of the clamps. [crying]

One solution would be to move the rack closer to the center of the platform, but that would decrease wood storage capacity. When I designed and built the rack it was simply for lumber storage, and was movable because I’m still in the process of building my workshop, and was tired of having to move the wood around. While unpacking tools I was also looking for a place to temporarily store clamps, and the backside of the rack was a perfect location.

In the long term I’ll build a wall mounted clamp rack to provide more capacity, after all are there ever enough clamps? I still haven’t decided if the rack will also be fixed or mobile. One advantage of mobility is I can move the rack into the garage to offload material from the car to rack, then roll the rack into the workshop.
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Offline Euclid

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Re: Show your clamp racks please.
« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2022, 05:55 AM »
Instability notwithstanding, your mobile cart looks very useful, dwillis; could you perhaps double-skin the base 'platform' and slot a couple of paving slabs inside as ballast?  (Or perhaps you have already weighted it in some way?)

Offline dwillis

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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2022, 10:08 PM »
I've got a piece of steel plate that I dug out of the ground when we were building the house that'd work perfectly as a counter weight, about 70 pounds. Thanks for the advice!
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