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Rolling Clamp Rack

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Project by fo4life posted 01-29-2019 06:58 PM 947 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After growing sick of dealing with 5 gallon buckets full of clamps, I decided a proper rack was in order. In my old garage wall space was at a premium and i decided i could make a high density rack with a small foot print. The rack is made of strips from a left over 2×6 with some dado joinery and lap joints, when I realized that for a shop project, this was taking much longer than it should. To finish it off the rack recieved some swiveling casters. While not very pretty is is functional and allows me to move a large selection of clamps to easy reach for glue ups.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken





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moke

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 08:47 PM

I like it…well done…small footprint!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 09:02 PM



I like it…well done…small footprint!

- moke

Thank you. The footprint is slightly larger than 1 foot x 1 foot

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 09:59 PM

That is small, but I really like it. I have a larger shop, but we never have enough wall space do we. I will have to add up all the clamps I have to see if I can fit them into a rack this size. Thanks for showing your build.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 10:19 PM



That is small, but I really like it. I have a larger shop, but we never have enough wall space do we. I will have to add up all the clamps I have to see if I can fit them into a rack this size. Thanks for showing your build.

- Hawaiilad

Thanks, Wall space is always limited, especially since I do not have a dedicated shop, rather a shared garage. And making the situation worse, since i moved i sold my old house but am currently renting, so putting holes in the wall would not be ideal as it would just be something else for me to fix before moving.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#5 posted 01-30-2019 01:16 PM

I have a shop re-arrangement coming up and was planning a clamp wall, but running out of planned spaces. This is the coolest little clamp rack I have seen! It might even fit in my shop. How is the stability? It seems like it could be tippy?

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fo4life

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#6 posted 01-30-2019 02:01 PM



I have a shop re-arrangement coming up and was planning a clamp wall, but running out of planned spaces. This is the coolest little clamp rack I have seen! It might even fit in my shop. How is the stability? It seems like it could be tippy?

- kocgolf

Thanks! I was concerned about stability at first but it is pretty stable. I pull it around from the top but it gives absolutely no indication of wanting to tip. I currently have around 75 clamps of different styles on it (f style , spring, and bar) had i done a little more planning i believe i could have gotten significantly more. I think the mass of so many adds to the stability even though that mass rides the out side of the structure. But if you build something similar, should stability be an issue, adding a cross type structure at the bottom to move the casters out from the perimeter of the footprint would be an easy addition.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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#7 posted 01-31-2019 02:22 AM

I find rolling the clamps out to where you need them is a great way to work. I really like the verticalness of your clamp stand. Takes up very little space.

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fo4life

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#8 posted 01-31-2019 03:06 AM



I find rolling the clamps out to where you need them is a great way to work. I really like the verticalness of your clamp stand. Takes up very little space.

- dannmarks

Thanks. I find it more convenient too. Being able to quickly make a change in clamping strategy if the original plan does not work out.

-- Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. -H.L. Mencken

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