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Project by jchfromnyc posted 04-30-2010 07:59 AM 3416 views 14 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not the prettiest project, but very useful for my clamps! It’s based on this project from Fine Woodworking, Space-saving rack for bar clamps by Suwat Phruksawan. Plywood frame, piano hinge, and magnet latches. I still need to put some sort of finish on it.





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bobman58

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#1 posted 04-30-2010 08:55 AM

very useful and it doesent take up much space just what i need

-- robert dignam

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#2 posted 04-30-2010 09:35 AM

thats perfect for what i need in my shop would you mind if i used your idea …........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 04-30-2010 10:52 AM

Nice work, I made one like this as well although had 3 box’s. Never enough clamps right? It helps.

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

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#4 posted 04-30-2010 02:31 PM

Great job!! This is on my project list.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 04-30-2010 07:34 PM

Great job

It looks very well
I just need one like this
I think I will use your idea
Thanks for sharing

What size?

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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obi999

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#6 posted 04-30-2010 07:38 PM

Clever idea, like it very much. Especially the swing out option makes this solution so spaceful. And i think it is ok without any finish.
Thank you for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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jchfromnyc

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#7 posted 04-30-2010 07:48 PM

Thank you all for the comments. Just want to give you all a direction to go if you want to make it. Here’s the link for the project that I took my inspiration from: http://woodworking.phruksawan.com/clampCabinet/

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 04-30-2010 07:50 PM

jchfromnyc

Thanks a lot for the link

Have a nice day

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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RouterManiac

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#9 posted 05-01-2010 11:09 PM

I made one cause I thought I would get my clamps super organized. I did not use a heavy duty enough wood and the weight of all my clamps broke it. Yours looks like it will hold up much better.

-- Ken, Florida, www.theroutermaniac.com

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 11:36 AM

Mine has too many clamps on it. It hasn’t broken yet, but she’s bowed pretty bad.
Has anybody ever seen any kind of racks for “C” clamps. I have a bunch of them, all different
sizes and can’t figure out a good way to hang them up. Thanks.

-- Sandy, Minnesota, www.rusticwoodworking.com

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jchfromnyc

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#11 posted 05-04-2010 09:28 PM

Thanks all. SandyK – after making it and loading it, the smaller hinged shelf didn’t bow, but I don’t think the piano hinge can hold up to the weight. It flexes enough that there’s about an inch difference in the bottom of the shelves at the right side. I put a little block of protruding wood for the shelf to rest on when closed. If I did it again, I would probably use heavy duty gate hinges, like in the plan.

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#12 posted 02-04-2011 06:35 AM

Nice clamp rack.

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