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Project by Michael O'Brien posted 01-17-2020 05:37 AM 1114 views 9 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my clamp rack! It holds 44 clamps of varying sizes.
Space efficient with the smaller clamps on a hinged frame. These clamps have enclosed slots, and must be lifted out.
The different rows are offset so that clamps slide between one another when removing/replacing.
The large clamps are in open slots held in place by gravity.
Bolted to a masonry wall

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia





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Peteybadboy

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#1 posted 01-17-2020 10:55 AM

WOW. Mine looks like crap or maybe a proto type. I like the swing out idea.

-- Petey

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 01-17-2020 01:14 PM

Michael, very good. The swing out rack is perfect – wish I had a wall

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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adrianpglover

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#3 posted 01-17-2020 01:26 PM

I’ve got some wall space about that size that I’ve thought of using for a clamp rack. I don’t have a lot of clamps yet, but plan on building up a nice set like what you have here. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when I actually get around to making a rack.

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Dwain

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#4 posted 01-17-2020 02:21 PM

Someone likes himself some BESSEY clamps! Well done.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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pottz

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#5 posted 01-17-2020 02:47 PM

real nice rack and i like that swing out myself,with my wall space all but gone i may have to add some swing out arms too.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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leftcoaster

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#6 posted 01-17-2020 03:45 PM

Swing out is awesome.

What’s the overall depth from wall? My rack is adjacent a door, so I need room for the door to swing open.

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 01-17-2020 04:10 PM

Just as others commented, the swing-out is very clever and a real winner.
Not sure I am a total fan of the slots. Lifting out a long clamp would be less than convenient but it sure holds them securely. I see most of the ones you have in slots aren’t that long anyways so for those it isn’t a big deal.
Overall I give you a 9.1 out of 10 :)
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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Michael O'Brien

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#8 posted 01-17-2020 08:15 PM



WOW. Mine looks like crap or maybe a proto type. I like the swing out idea.

- Peteybadboy


Thanks Petey, my initial one was a small shelf that sagged!

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#9 posted 01-17-2020 08:16 PM



Michael, very good. The swing out rack is perfect – wish I had a wall

- recycle1943


Thanks Dick.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#10 posted 01-17-2020 08:18 PM



I ve got some wall space about that size that I ve thought of using for a clamp rack. I don t have a lot of clamps yet, but plan on building up a nice set like what you have here. I ll have to keep this in mind for when I actually get around to making a rack.

- adrianpglover


Thanks Adrian

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#11 posted 01-17-2020 08:20 PM



Someone likes himself some BESSEY clamps! Well done.

- Dwain


Thanks Dwain. I had to buy an extra 4 of the small clamps so that the swing out rack was filled…

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#12 posted 01-17-2020 08:26 PM



real nice rack and i like that swing out myself,with my wall space all but gone i may have to add some swing out arms too.

- pottz


Thanks, the swing out works really well – wish I could claim credit for it, but sadly not my idea…

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#13 posted 01-17-2020 08:29 PM



real nice rack and i like that swing out myself,with my wall space all but gone i may have to add some swing out arms too.

- pottz


Thanks Pottz

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#14 posted 01-17-2020 08:38 PM


Swing out is awesome.

What s the overall depth from wall? My rack is adjacent a door, so I need room for the door to swing open.

- leftcoaster


Thanks Leftcoaster…
Overall depth is 220mm with the swing out rack, or just 150mm without.
The swing out holds 24 of the small clamps.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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Michael O'Brien

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#15 posted 01-17-2020 08:44 PM


Swing out is awesome.

What s the overall depth from wall? My rack is adjacent a door, so I need room for the door to swing open.

- leftcoaster

Thanks Leftcoaster…
Overall depth is 220mm with the swing out rack, or just 150mm without.
The swing out holds 24 of the small clamps.!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/q49qmf2.jpg!

- Michael O Brien


The larger F clamps on the lower fixed arm extend out 210mm.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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