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Project by sras posted 07-19-2020 12:38 AM 1688 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At least I hope it is :)

I have seen a clamp rack of this style for a while. When I saw this one from TungOil I finally deciced it was time.

I originally planned on a rack of similar size but I ended up adding enough capacity to fill the space available. I then chose to cover all the plywood edges with hardwood similar to my other projects . The trim work more than doubled the time required but I like the result.

The 1st 3 photos are of the new rack.
The 4th one is of the old rack at full capacity. The C-clamps on the bottom rail were so heavy that the rail was pulling out of the wall.
The 5th one is of the clamps that didn’t fit on the old rack.
The last shot is a build pic.

I have enough extra space to cover more than twice the clamps I already have. HOPEFULLY it will be a long time before I run out of space!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive





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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 07-19-2020 02:11 AM



At least I hope it is :)
...

Great start, but try as I might, I could only award an ”E” for Effort.

The only way you can future proof for clamps is to buy the company!

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

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sras

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#2 posted 07-19-2020 02:17 AM

As a friend of mine said – Heaven is a place where there are enough clamps!

At least I’m covered for quite a while…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 07-19-2020 02:51 AM

Well, it’ll hold a lot of clamps, but enough? Is there such a thing as a sufficiency of clamps?

Nice job, though. A for A good start. ;-)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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sras

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#4 posted 07-19-2020 03:46 AM

I’m thinking I should be set for at least the next 10 years. I’ll check in in 2030 and see where I am :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 07-19-2020 06:04 AM

In the old situation it looks you had more clamps than you have now. How do you deal with that.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-19-2020 07:08 AM


... Heaven is a place where there are enough clamps!
- sras

I only thought I was just an obnoxious duck,

but now I know the true reason why I’m in hell… not near enough clamps. Even the devil needs better organisation.

However, my only concern is… if SWMBO wanted to see pretty colours in your clamping scheme… how do you get to the red one,
quickly... you know the saying.. “happy wife….”...


At least I m covered for quite a while…
- sras

Confucius once said, “In a rain shower, a hanky will keep your ears dry, but in a Washington tropical thuderstorm you will need a tarpaulin, a bloody big tarpaulin….?”

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 07-19-2020 07:37 AM



... Is there such a thing as a sufficiency of clamps?
- Dave Polaschek

The answer is 42².

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

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#8 posted 07-19-2020 08:42 AM

Oh to have the space to have such a beaut clamp rack. Nicely done sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 07-19-2020 01:29 PM

Well done, Steve! Wish I had that many clamps!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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sras

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#10 posted 07-19-2020 02:08 PM


In the old situation it looks you had more clamps than you have now. How do you deal with that.

- Dutchy

The old arrangement had them lined up along the wall. When they are stacked in rows I can get a lot more clamps in a smaller space. I ran out of room – I kept having clamps fall off when I took one down.

LBD – WOW! That’s a lot of clamps!


However, my only concern is… if SWMBO wanted to see pretty colours in your clamping scheme… how do you get to the red one,

- LittleBlackDuck

Luckily each set has the same size clamps so color coordination is the only motivation :)

Lew & crowie – Thanks!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 07-19-2020 07:40 PM

Super Clamp rack job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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sras

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#12 posted 07-19-2020 09:39 PM

Thanks!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 07-29-2020 04:25 AM

Heck yea, nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 07-29-2020 04:47 PM

Thank you Ken

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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