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Project by GaryK posted 07-24-2007 04:06 AM 8770 views 11 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the new shop needed a place to store my clamps, so I built this rolling storage cart to store them. Makes it nice to have all my clamps in one place, within easy reach.

It’s made from a single sheet of plywood.
The ends are for bar clamps of all sizes.

The insides are made for smaller C-Clamps and spring clamps which are held up by dowels.
There is also a section for small bar clamps.

In the first picture you can see a couple of larger C-Clamps but there is a whole column
of 6” clamps.

The dowels make it easy to add them as my clamp collection grows.

Swivel wheels make it easy to move around.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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Max

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#1 posted 07-24-2007 04:09 AM

Nice cart. As they all say “You can never have enough clamps” Boy and isn’t that the truth.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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WayneC

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#2 posted 07-24-2007 04:16 AM

Very nice. I need one of these.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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PanamaJack

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#3 posted 07-24-2007 05:35 AM

Just a great job done on this Gary. I think most of these LumberJocks here would need at least one of these.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Don

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#4 posted 07-24-2007 08:21 AM

A very practical project, Gary.

I have a lot of clamps, but they are wall mounted. I simply can’t sacrifice any more floor space. I just lost another three square feet last week when I purchased a stationery belt/disk sander.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dorje

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#5 posted 07-24-2007 08:27 AM

well organized!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Kaleo

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#6 posted 07-24-2007 11:46 AM

Well done, it’s nice to have all your clamps right there ready when you need them.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 07-24-2007 11:49 AM

wonderful.
Some day I hope we have enough clamps to need one of these!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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snowdog

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#8 posted 07-24-2007 01:00 PM

Very handy, it is on my future project list. Do you find it top heavy at all? What size casters did you use? I would assume that smaller casters would help keep it less top heavy if I build one. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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mark

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#9 posted 07-24-2007 02:59 PM

Good looking cart, I’d build one myself if I had the room. I am looking at building one on the wall to hold my clamps instead. Nice clamp collection, as others have said you can never have enough clamps.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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TomFran

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#10 posted 07-24-2007 04:35 PM

Gary,
Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us. I can tell you are an organized woodworker, which makes you more efficient.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 07-24-2007 04:45 PM

Nice rack. Reminds me that I need more clamps.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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USCJeff

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#12 posted 07-24-2007 05:12 PM

Nice. You got a pretty pricey collection, I see. I’d love to have a third of the parallel clamps you have. Good storage and mobility. I’m in a small garage, so mobility isn’t a big deal for me. I hang most of mine on the back of a door. I dedicate a few to specific tools and hang them on the machines or carts themselves.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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jockmike2

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#13 posted 07-24-2007 07:17 PM

I’m with Don I can’t sacrifice any more floor space. I hangum on the wall, and yes, I need more. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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GaryK

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#14 posted 07-24-2007 07:25 PM

Thanks for all your comments.

As has been stated before you can never have enough clamps.

Before I built my current shop I was in a two car garage along with the washer and dryer so I used to just
line all the bar clamps up along the wall and the rest were in a 5 gallon paint bucket.

As far as them being pricey, well they were collected over a long period of time and when they were on sale.
It was a sacrifice I had to make. :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Bob Babcock

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#15 posted 07-25-2007 03:46 AM

Nice looking rack Gary…..the clamp rack that is…..I wasn’t inferring….oh nevermind!

-- Bob

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