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    Overhead clamp storage

    I ran out of floor space, and wall space, and yesterday in the cold while trying to sand my cabinet, I backed up, tripped again over clamps that fell down, so I decided I better put most of them up somewhere out of my way.
    Came up with an idea after studying the space left in the garage.
    Not elegant, no real woodworking showoff'er, but very effiecient, and less than 2 2x4s.
    can hold around 2 dozen clamps, I made 8 for pipe clamps, a bit wider, and when I move the bikes eventually, I can put up another rack.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails wood stuff 628 (Medium).jpg   wood stuff 629 (Medium).jpg  
    Last edited by allen levine; 03-05-2009 at 08:50 PM.

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    That'll work great. Everytime I think I'm out of room I find some approach I haven't thought of yet ;-)
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    That's great Allen.



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    Thanks for the post Allen. You just solved a problem for me. I need a temp place to put my clamps. Have been set to start a mobile clamp storage unit but dont want to take the space. Your idea solves my problem. When I am done I will post a picture.
    cheers

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    Gee Allen, what don't you have hanging up there!

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    If I could figure out a way to hang a bandsaw, Id have one already.

    Im going to get rid of all the bicycles. Theyve been up there for 20 years, the kids dont use them, theres more of them up in the back.
    We have 4 or 5 adult bikes and noone uses them, they take up space.

    Ive been tinkering with the idea of using a good quality attic stairs hinge system to put up a fold down tool rack that will hold most of the hand tools I need constantly, and also hold the router bits, and table saw blades I use the most. I know those hinge systems can hold alot of weight, and pushing it back up would be great.
    Last edited by allen levine; 03-05-2009 at 08:52 PM.

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    carefull allen your stair idea might get stole before you get it done the space between joists are usually taken up by emptiness.. you just filled some in
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    there can be no space unused in a small shop area. the plastic saw horses will be hung from the roof rafters this weekend.

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