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Not sure if this is the right place for this or not, so mods move it if it needs it.

Like a lot of you, I peruse the classifieds and garage sales because I am always on the look out for woodworking items and tools. Clamps are one of the things I never pass up if the price is right. This has resulted in a wide variety of clamps that required a lot of storage space on the wall. In addition, they covered the spectrum of lengths and the numbers continue to grow over time. Not to mention that where ever I seemed to place them on a wall, I always ended up walking across the shop to get a another clamp.

The foundation of the rack is two 2”x 4” “A” frames cut at a 15 degree angle attached to 1 2”x 6” base with casters on the bottom. The “A” frames are connected at the top by a piece of 3/4” plywood.

Holes are drilled 6” apart in each leg of the “A” frame to accommodate the 48” sections of black pipe recycled from my old pipe style clamps. I installed end caps on the pipes to keep them in place. This allows me to adjust the pipes to support different lengths of clamps as I add them to my collection.

The base provides a storage area for other styles of clamps and accessories that are trickier to store. A pair of sliding lids keep dust and wood chips from collecting.





 

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Nice setup, but man thats alot of clamps!!!! I too watch craigslist for the clamps. The ones I've found for decent $$ I couldn't get to fast enough.


I.d love something like that, but I don''t have the space for it. I'm looking for other methods, such as wall racks.

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I drool over your collection of clamps, that is every wood workers dream. AND damn that cart is as nice as I of ever seen anywhere, GOOD JOB. Thanks for taking the time to share pics.
 

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Nice!

I've always wanted to build something like that but don't have the real estate to make it feasible.

Have you considered incorporating storage for glues, applicators and such?
 

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Also, what are these?



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Never mind. :)
 

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Wow, nice clamp rack! Those sliding doors are the clincher.

I think those black things ("what are these") are blocks to hold the clamps up and at right angles for square glue-ups.
 

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Chris, if I'm correct they're clamp blocks for holding bar clamps in the vertical position....at least I stink so :)

Edit: oops! Like Moose said
 

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Nice!

I've always wanted to build something like that but don't have the real estate to make it feasible.

Have you considered incorporating storage for glues, applicators and such?
...no, I keep them in a cabinet on the wall.
 

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Chris, if I'm correct they're clamp blocks for holding bar clamps in the vertical position....at least I stink so :)

Edit: oops! Like Moose said

You are correct, they are Bessey clamp blocks that hold the clamps when glueing up face frames and doors.
 
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