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Sheet Goods & Clamp Storage Rack

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Project by MonolithFab posted 06-01-2020 06:01 AM 611 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A mobile, sheet goods storage rack welded together from 1-1/2 square tubing. Once there were some sheet goods weighing it down I saw an opportunity to add clamp storage by tacking on some 1/2” tubing to the side. Now it holds saw blades, alignment tools, and all kinds of other stuff since it’s basically a french cleat system. The top of the rack ended up being the perfect place to store most of the steel I go through. Note: this is A LOT of weight if you’re needing yours to move around the shop frequently. I only occasionally nudge this a few feet at a time to get access to glass/steel/marble pieces leaning against the wall behind it.

Not sure this one technically qualifies since there’s no wood involved, but I say the more the merrier when it comes to shop storage ideas. If you haven’t started welding yet pick yourself up a MIG welder, watch a few Youtube vids, and take the plunge. If you can work wood then you can weld, and it’s hard to overstate the satisfaction of completing a project in one evening with no sanding/finishing routine attached.

-- Monolith Fab





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 06-01-2020 06:24 AM

Sheet Mono’, you’re gonna need more clamps… don’t get phased, I’d say that if you had over 200.

Nice robust weld job and good to see some reasonable sized wheels.

I got myself a MIG a while back and tried welding… kept burning the bloody wood… maybe I should try some fosilised wood from a wet dig.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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MonolithFab

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#2 posted 06-01-2020 03:41 PM

Damn! Yeah get your moisture content up and see how that works out; maybe try feeding in some hot glue sticks as filler rod.

This pic was taken quite a few years ago. Now with 3-4x what’s shown here I’d like to say I’m all set on clamps now, but that would just be downright dishonest. Thanks for the comment. Nice profile.

-- Monolith Fab

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cmmyakman

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#3 posted 06-01-2020 10:22 PM

I greatly appreciate you putting this project up. I really like your solution. I may have to take the plunge on welding, particularly since one day I want to make knives.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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