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    Rolling Clamp Rack

    So Jeff's discussion on Clamps motivated me to make a rolling clamp rack for my rather puny collection of clamps. Seems I had different clamps stored in 4-5 different places in the shop, which always led to a round of 'WheretheHeckIsits'. Not to mention some of them were hanging from the rafters over the table saw, and more than once I've banged my head into them.

    I'm still debating on whether I have enough floor space for this, but I sure do like having them all in one place, and since it's mobile, I can always move it around easily. I'm sure I'll have to do a little more reorganizing to find a permanent home, but then again, it's not like anything actually has a permanent spot in my garage...

    This was the inspiration.

    http://www.popularwoodworking.com/ar...ng_clamp_rack/

    I followed it as far as the basic triangle, but just sort of winged it on the rest.


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    Nice clamp rack. (I was going to say nice rack, but that might be taken the wrong way.) I have wall racks, but have been considering a rolling clamp rack. It would be handy.
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    Gee, that looks familiar. I'm sure I've seen on like it someplace before.
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    Ahh, But you've got some fancy schmancy footwear on yours. I've just got good ole cheapy HF casters on mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Ahh, But you've got some fancy schmancy footwear on yours. I've just got good ole cheapy HF casters on mine!
    It used to be the mobile base for my jointer, but it kept getting mobile when I was using it!
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    I have a similar rack made by HTC, and I like being able to move the whole thing out of the shop and into the driveway when I need a bit of extra working room. I keep meaning to ass a bottom shelf, but still haven't gotten around to it.
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    Great job Brent!



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    Nice one Brent I made a similar one to you too. Some time ago with some OSB on the side to stop the clamps pivoting inwards. Tried to find a picture but no luck.

    You will find it a huge help in moving around before a glue up and then when you unclamp you have a place to put them as they come off.
    cheers

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    mobility is good when your cramped for space..move it where yu need it at the time..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    So Jeff's discussion on Clamps motivated me to make a rolling clamp rack for my rather puny collection of clamps. Seems I had different clamps stored in 4-5 different places in the shop...I'm still debating on whether I have enough floor space for this, but I sure do like having them all in one place, and since it's mobile, I can always move it around easily...
    Brent,
    I made one Similar to yours - and promptly filled it up.

    Then I got a commercial (HTC) one on sale - and filled it up, too.

    And, I still have about twenty or thirty clamps scattered about the shop.

    Norm's right - you can never have too many clamps.
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