Ultimate Clamp Rack

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Project by fixthisbuildthat posted 04-07-2017 02:40 AM 3316 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, guys! I built the Ultimate Clamp Rack for JET & Powermatic Woodworking. I live in Nashville and the JET/Powermatic training facility is just 30 minutes east in Lavergne, TN. I made this clamp rack to hold 36 JET parallel clamps for their shop and it only takes up 43” of wall space. The whole thing is made from baltic birch 3/4” ply. I just wish I had those 36 clamps in my shop!

If you want to see a video of how I built it and get a sneak peak of the JET/Powermatic Training Facility, you can check it out here:


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#1 posted 04-07-2017 02:54 AM

Nice clamp rack. You can never have to many clamps.

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 03:07 AM

I thought what an ultimate collection of clamps, glad you where making it for a store as we would all be jealous

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 08:46 AM

that’s a space saver… very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 01:20 PM

Nice rack…neat and practical.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 01:59 PM

That holds a ton of clamps (literally)!

Great space saving approach.

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 03:22 PM

This is a very nice clamp rack and certainly a very efficient one. It stores a lot of clamps in a small space and the clamps are easily removed for quick use. You did a fine job on this rack.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 03:48 PM

Excellent. I will be making one soon.
Great tip in the video to show how the center board can be narrower to hold pipe claps. I have a few of them so I will be doing that as well.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 05:08 PM

That’s a great looking setup. I agree I wsh I had those clamps in my shop as well.

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 06:08 PM

Thanks, guys! I definitely was sad to leave all those clamps there. Wish they were mine!!!

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 07:20 PM

Nice – I need something like that but I’m running out of wall space. Next on my list is something similar for all my F clamps

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#11 posted 04-10-2017 10:47 PM

I thought the same this man look at all those beautiful jet clamps JEALOUS!!!!! nice work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 04-22-2018 07:22 PM

I will be building that rack in the near future. Thanks for the great idea. My clutterbug wife will love it.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#13 posted 10-31-2018 02:53 PM

I have limited space in my shop, and am planning on building a rack for my pipe clamps. I currently use one of the models that is tubular metal (well, it is almost tin) that the clamps are supposed to go on both sides. I find it almost useless, as there is really only room to put the clamps on one side as the other side is against the wall.

I am thinking of building one similar to the O/P at the beginning of this thread, but before I do, I wanted to ask if anyone has any suggestions for other space saving designs that would be better.

I would imagine, that this is about as compact as you can get, but thought I would ask.

-- Randy & Corinne, R&C Creations, British Columbia,

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#14 posted 11-01-2018 01:37 AM

Oh great! Someone else who has a shop cleaner than a surgical suite!!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Randy T

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#15 posted 11-02-2018 08:45 PM

I wish. Heck, you almost need a shovel to get through my shop.

That’s not my shop, that is just a picture of the type of pipe clamp rack that I am thinking of building. I don’t have the bar clamps, so I will have to adjust the top to fit pipe clamps.

-- Randy & Corinne, R&C Creations, British Columbia,

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