Clamp Rack #2 - The Re-rack

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Project by Roz posted 03-21-2011 05:35 AM 3993 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Whomever it was who said, “You can never have enough clamps.” never had this happen to them.
After asking for some sage LJ input I made a rack for my longer clamps. I was very happy with the result until and old antiques dealer gave me an arm load of old clamps. The clamp rack held up under the strain but the wall boards did not. The rack had been glued and screwed together and the wall boards were nailed into the studs.

Well it was a huge mess and now I have a wall that is screwed to the studs and two racks offset to allow for the additional clamps. It seems some lessons I just have to learn the hard way.

Thanks for looking.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 05:39 AM

No matter what, you can still never have enough clamps :-)

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 06:04 AM

So . . . what sort of noise did that make? YIKES!!

-- Even if to be nothing more than a bad example, everything serves a purpose. cippotus

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 06:09 AM

Is it wrong that I laughed for a good 2 minutes straight when I saw that first pic?

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 08:41 AM

Hey Roz, you just have to “clamp down” on all this free stuff, you know the old story “one mans rubbish is another mans treasure” well dont look like no treasure to me LOL : ))))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 03-21-2011 08:55 AM

i actually met a guy once with to many clamps. he had a good 500 4in clamps he used for concrete forms.
needless to say i bought 30 of them for $50.

-- Ben L

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#6 posted 03-21-2011 10:30 AM

Man-at least nobody got hurt! Thanks for sharing so we can learn from this. My wife used to think I had too many clamps until she watched me do a glue-up; the first thing she said next was, “Dang, you need more clamps!”.

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 10:30 AM

what a bummer , and yes I smiled , I think we all have try´d such things one way or another
and I never seems to learn by them
good it wasn´t thrugh the window they got

take care

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 12:55 PM

Terry I’m glad that noone was hurt during such a crash. My heart sank into stomach upon reading your plight. Good to see that all is back to “normal” and that all the clamps are safely stored yet again.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 01:48 PM

I bet you can clamp that wall board back on! Well I suppose it’s a good excuse to extend your clamp rack to disperse the weight a bit more and…wait for it…...fiit even MORE clamps! Good luck with the cleanup, thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 02:08 PM

I bet that made a huge noise when it fell. I am glad no one was hurt, but you didn’t say anything about if there were any casualties in the way of bent clamps. Ha! Ha!

Still, you can never have too any clamps. Just not enough space to store them.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 02:36 PM

Those are a lot of clamps.

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 02:44 PM

That could happen to anybody Terry, but I’m sure you would have mentioned it if you had been under the clamps when they fell, so I’m glad you didn’t get hurt. In Norway they call that luck in the bad luck. (doesn’t translate too well).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 03-21-2011 02:46 PM

“And the walls … Come tumblin’ down”

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#14 posted 03-21-2011 03:50 PM

Wow, you certainly were lucky no one was under them. A note of caution; even though you have now screwed the wall board to the studs, you should still screw the clamp rack directly to the studs.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#15 posted 03-21-2011 03:53 PM

Wow!!! You live and learn, I, too, want to know how much noise did this make coming down.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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