New clamp racks

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Project by Mike Merzke posted 06-12-2014 09:57 AM 6959 views 28 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently purchased some new clamps and had to build some new clamp racks. They were all built to hang on my French cleats on the wall of my shop.

-- Mike Merzke,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-12-2014 11:50 AM

Sweet clamp rack. I love organizational projects!! Good family of clamps you have!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Mike Merzke

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#2 posted 06-12-2014 12:03 PM

Thanks Jim, I am trying to make sure everything has a home. It seems like I spend a lot of time “organizing” instead of building.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#3 posted 06-12-2014 01:38 PM

I hate it when somebody has more clamps than I do.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 01:54 PM

Nice design and work. It is perfect timing for me, because I am building a clamp rack today! I did not know exactly what I wanted in the way of a design, only that I was using a French cleat. Thanks for the post and the idea.


-- RoughLumber, Maryland

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Mike Merzke

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 01:57 PM

Ron sounds like you need to do some shopping. Thanks Kevin!

-- Mike Merzke,

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 04:40 PM

Looks like I wasn’t the only one that cleaned out the Bessey clamps when they went on clearance….nice setup.

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#7 posted 06-12-2014 11:27 PM

Nice Rack. As soon as I clean out some space in my small 20 X 40’ shop, I do need to build something just like you have. Yea, I know, it’s a good size shop, but the wife has nearly 1/2 of it filled with items we need to sell off. My shop is 2 metal roofed tall car ports placed end to end. Only about 6’ side walls, and the top 22” is clear plastic to allow light to come in, but it does take away some needed storage space.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Mike Merzke

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#8 posted 06-13-2014 12:04 AM

20 X 40 is about twice the size of my shop… but I can’t complain. My wife lets me have full use of the whole thing other than some of our camping stuff and my military gear.

-- Mike Merzke,

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#9 posted 06-13-2014 04:20 PM

Nice rack, and nicer Lowes-Bessey gloat. My local store had a guy come in and clean them out for 250 two hours before I got there :/.

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#10 posted 06-13-2014 04:41 PM

These look great and are a wonderful addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 06-13-2014 11:35 PM

Love the organization. I will shamelessly copy

-- Doug, Rhode Island, (Splinter Magnet)

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#12 posted 06-14-2014 01:16 AM

Had to “favorite” your creative manifestation of your OCD!!! ’^)

I’ll be stealing this, for my shop. I think I need a clamp rack!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Mike Merzke

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#13 posted 06-14-2014 01:39 AM

Yeah I hit up three different Lowes and about doubled my clamp collection. I couldn’t pass up a deal like that. $500 of clamps for under $300!

Randy, I see we have similar OCD tendencies… Time for that clamp rack.

Doug, there is nothing shameless about taking an idea and making it your own.

And all these compliments about “my rack” has made me blush a little.

-- Mike Merzke,

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