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04-16-2019 03:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: clamp clamp storage clamp rack clamp hanger idiot towel holder shop tip towel bar cheap tip

Rockler has clamp storage for up to $180 to store a couple dozen clamps. Being an idiot (faithful readers will recall I’m too stupid to run an air stapler) I figured that I could hang clamps for less than $3.75 / ea.

Idiot Idea:
Put up a wooden paper towel holder and hang the clamp handles over the bar. Need more space? Hang two.

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#1 posted 04-16-2019 04:02 PM

Or the lazy man’s way : I just lean them in the corner behind my air compressor. Takes up no usable space.

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#2 posted 04-16-2019 04:22 PM

I’m sure that storage behind the compressor keeps your shortest clamps near at hand …

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#3 posted 04-16-2019 04:33 PM

The old saying”you can’t have too many clamps” is true when you need them but when you have all available space used up to store them, then what? :)

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#4 posted 04-16-2019 04:38 PM

This is my home-made clamp rack from several years back….It does the job….!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#5 posted 04-16-2019 04:50 PM

If I was a gambler, I’d bet that I got my Idiot wings before you did. These are above my workbench.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#6 posted 04-16-2019 04:56 PM

I often question why someone would spend a lot of money on something as simple as clamp storage. These people are supposed to be woodworkers and they should be capable of making a clamp storage if they claim to be a “woodworker”. There are many other places where a bit of thought can save money. I guess some have so much money that they can spend it freely. To me, I think a woodworker should be able to make anything he needs within his ability; otherwise I would not call him a woodworker. Just because someone spent $150 for clamp storage, doesn’t make him a woodworker.

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#7 posted 04-16-2019 04:58 PM



If I was a gambler, I d bet that I got my Idiot wings before you did. These are above my workbench.
- hairy

You must be very tall or have very long arms.

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#8 posted 04-16-2019 05:00 PM



I often question why someone would spend a lot of money on something as simple as clamp storage. These people are supposed to be woodworkers and they should be capable of making a clamp storage if they claim to be a “woodworker”. There are many other places where a bit of thought can save money. I guess some have so much money that they can spend it freely. To me, I think a woodworker should be able to make anything he needs within his ability; otherwise I would not call him a woodworker. Just because someone spent $150 for clamp storage, doesn t make him a woodworker.

- MrRon

The same can be said for most jigs at rockler and other places, as well as even some tools, etc. But there is a time/cost ratio that some people have to consider.

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#9 posted 04-16-2019 05:01 PM



I m sure that storage behind the compressor keeps your shortest clamps near at hand …

- Madmark2

Correct, I have 2 small clamps on my pegboard wall. I rarely do big panel glue-ups unless I am making a large table.

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#10 posted 04-16-2019 05:13 PM


The same can be said for most jigs at rockler and other places, as well as even some tools, etc. But there is a time/cost ratio that some people have to consider.

- SMP

I think if time is a factor, then maybe you don’t have the time to do woodworking in the first place.

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#11 posted 04-16-2019 05:28 PM

Hmmm..
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And have even added a couple more.

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#12 posted 04-16-2019 05:38 PM


The same can be said for most jigs at rockler and other places, as well as even some tools, etc. But there is a time/cost ratio that some people have to consider.

- SMP

I think if time is a factor, then maybe you don t have the time to do woodworking in the first place.
- MrRon

Slippery slope there MrRon. Time is ALWAYS a factor. I don’t have time to do much woodworking. If I were made of time I wouldn’t even use power tools. Buying a planer is a time/cost tradeoff that I’m willing to make because it would take me a year of practice to learn to properly surface a board by hand, reliably, quickly, every time. Buying S4S lumber instead of roughsawn is another time/cost tradeofff.
Someone with less money and more time than I may choose to buy only roughsawn, or even to use a hand plane to surface all their stock. Should I say that I don’t have time to do woodworking because I don’t have as much time as someone else?
Not trying to be argumentative, but this is a subject that’s been on my mind a lot because I wish I had more time than I do.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#13 posted 04-16-2019 05:43 PM

I,m a bigger idiot I used up all the space under my workbench for a clamp rack ha, ha, lol.

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#14 posted 04-16-2019 05:49 PM

The thing about rockler clamp racks that roll out of the way or over to the assembly table and the simple looking jigs they sell is guys like me working in a small garage not EVEN close to an optimum shop and pressed for time can point and click and the UPS. guy brings it out. I can keep working on my project and not making a jig to make a cut

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#15 posted 04-16-2019 06:03 PM


I think if time is a factor, then maybe you don t have the time to do woodworking in the first place.

- MrRon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma

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