Clamp Cart

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Project by Woodbridge posted 01-18-2019 07:10 PM 3960 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m in the process of completing my new shop.

In my old shop I had the longer clamps (bar clamps, parallel jaw clamps, large F clamps and quick action clamps hanging an wall racks. My smaller F- style clamps C clamps etc. whee kept in a drawer.

I’m fortune that the new shop has lots of windows and I’m thankful for the sunlight compared to my old dark basement shop. The trade-off is that there is not a lot of free wall space to hang things, including my collection of clamps.

I recalled a New Yankee Workshop episode where Norm built a clamp cart and was able to find it in U-Tube.

Its made from 3/4 inch plywood. The base is 24” x 24”. Its 99” high not including the casters. The frame section is angled at 5 degrees and joined together with pocket screws.

The rails that stretch between each side where located to suit the clamps in my collection. Clamps hang on the outside and inside of the A Frame. After I a bit of careful organising I am able to hang 90 clamps (of various sizes) on the cart and each one is accessible without having to move anything out of the way. With the exception of some 6 foot bar clamps, I have located all of my clamps on the cart. I have room for a couple more parallel jaw clamps inside the cart.

This is not a great example of fine woodworking, but it sure a space efficient way to store clamps. It sits in the corner beside my dust collector and when I need it its easy to move around my shop or out to the adjacent garage space.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 07:35 PM

Another fine example of being orgainzed.
Great work

-- CC, King City, Ontario

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 08:09 PM

Nicely done Peter. I like the way that you also used the “inner” space that so many carts waste.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 10:30 PM

i agree with Druid, nice use of the interior space.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 11:26 PM

I love it , great job, I see the castoring wheels there, Looks like it would go well with my new lumber cart.
Unfortunately or fortunately I haven’t got 90 clamps though.
Great Organizing.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#5 posted 01-19-2019 12:33 AM

I was surprised that I had 90 clamps as well. However, when I considered that number of clamps over 39 years of wood working and home reno projects it pretty easy to add two or three clamps each year as your projects get more complicated, great sale prices etc. before you know it you are building a clamp cart to keep things organised.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 01-19-2019 12:50 AM

Looking good Peter but it could use a little marquetry, maybe just a cypher of your initials….... :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 01-19-2019 01:00 AM

I hope to someday have 90 clamps, and such a nice cart to keep them organized!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#8 posted 01-19-2019 01:34 AM

Hi Paul, I’ll save the marquetry for the front of the chevalet and the front of the face vice on the Roubo workbench I have underway. Then back to some marquetry.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 01-19-2019 05:12 AM


Good to see you posting and your working in your new shop! I chose not to do big windows but maybe I could have added a few more smaller windows (Hard to sneak into a place through small windows?). Can’t compete with the sun. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 01-20-2019 03:50 PM

Well done. Wish I had room for something like that in my shop. Congrats on the new shop, it looks nice what I can see of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-22-2019 09:42 PM

Organization and easy access!! My O.C.D. meter is pegged on happy with this.
Well done.

-- "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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#12 posted 01-22-2019 11:45 PM

Peter, Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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