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Project by DIYMontreal posted 04-10-2020 02:11 PM 1803 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first started woodworking, I got a few different sets of clamps and thought: alright this is great. Eventually my collection grew, and I thought: awesome! I reached a point where I had clamps all over the place: hanging off tools, pilled in the corner, and pretty much anywhere I could stash them.

It’s time to build a suitable storage solution for all of my clamps. That’s why I built this space saving wall rack that can hold my entire clamp collection, with room to grow. The design is universal, so it can hold any type of clamp, both big and small.

The overall dimensions are 4×4 feet, and it can hold minimum 40 parallel clamps (more bar or pipe clamps) and as many small clamps as you can fit!

If you’re interested you can watch the build video HERE.
I also have plans available for this clamp rack design HERE.

-- DIY Montreal https://www.youtube.com/c/diymontreal





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EarlS

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#1 posted 04-10-2020 03:59 PM

I bought the Woodpeckers version, paid way too much for it, but needed something in order to get moved into a new shop. The DIY version you built is far superior to the Woodpeckers version. Wish I would have had/found the time to build one like this one.

Do you have problems with the Bessey clamp handles dropping to the bottom of the bar when you hang them? I have to tighten the handles down to clamp them to the supports or else they slide to the bottom of the bar.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 04-10-2020 04:21 PM


Rolls too!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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BoxBuilder

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#3 posted 04-10-2020 04:55 PM

Woodworker axiom…You can never have too many clamps!!!!

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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PaxJen

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#4 posted 04-10-2020 05:18 PM

Nicely done. I plan to copy it.

-- Pax - Maryland

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DIYMontreal

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#5 posted 04-10-2020 06:53 PM

I have that issue only with one of my older sets. I really hurt my hand because of this the first time I hung them on the rack! The newer K body revos hold without sliding.


I bought the Woodpeckers version, paid way too much for it, but needed something in order to get moved into a new shop. The DIY version you built is far superior to the Woodpeckers version. Wish I would have had/found the time to build one like this one.

Do you have problems with the Bessey clamp handles dropping to the bottom of the bar when you hang them? I have to tighten the handles down to clamp them to the supports or else they slide to the bottom of the bar.

- EarlS


-- DIY Montreal https://www.youtube.com/c/diymontreal

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BurlyBob

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#6 posted 04-10-2020 07:00 PM

That’s a dandy sstroage rack for those clamps. Sure wish I had wall space for something like that.

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Foghorn

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#7 posted 04-10-2020 09:39 PM

Nice design and a lot more economical than most of the retail ones available. Every time I think I’ve built a rack that will allow for expansion, I seem to outgrow it but that’s because I’m old. Still don’t have enough clamps! :)

-- Darrel

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Madmark2

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#8 posted 04-10-2020 09:51 PM

Look at how the clamps hang on my rack. No handle surprises.


The jaws are closed automatically by gravity.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 04-11-2020 09:11 PM

Nice rack. I like it that they can be easily retrieved!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 04-15-2020 03:31 AM

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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