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    Anybody have some ideas about storing woodworking clamps. I'm thinking about some sort of jig that would be attached to the wall. But I know as soon as I nail a 2x4 or something similar to the wall to hold these in place, I'll run across some articles that shows someone had a better idea.

    Like most of us I have accumulated a fair number of various size clamps from 12" to 48" and a few pipe type that extend 10 feet.

    Appreciate your help in helping me avoid reinventing the wheel.

    Jerry

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    The ole 2x4 on the wall works great for me. I've seen pictures of some pretty elaborate clamp racks but they take up a lot of space. If space is a concern, it is with me, then you can't get much more space efficient than a 2x4.
    Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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    • #3
      2x4 on the wall? better wear a hard hat in the shop----too many times I've had one fall off while I was getting another.

      If you have the space----about a 24x28" footprint, why not build Norm's clamp cart. It works great and if you watch the episode, you don't need the plans.
      Dave

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      • #4
        for pipe clamps, i saw a great design that is just a channel attached to the wall and you slid the screws into it.
        Dave - where do you get old versions of TNYWS?
        Mick Chambers<br />Keller TX<br />buyukan@yahoo.ca

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        • #5
          Mick---just watch HGTV and local PBS----have video recorder---will copy.
          Dave

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          • #6
            Woodsmith No.137 (October/November 2001). there is a real good article in there for clamp storage.
            http://www.woodsmith.com/main/ws137toc.html

            I have a good set of plans here at the house somewhere also. If I can find them I will post them for you.

            Jeff
            Jeff

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            • #7
              Here is another nice setup if you have the space.

              http://woodstore.woodmall.com/fivgreatclam.html

              Jeff
              Jeff

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              • #8
                In about all woodworking magazines, they have a design in about every issue. The 2x4 with dowel rods or threaded rod works great. There was also a nice one in the Shopnotes a few months back.

                My favorite and the one the one that I built is Norm's version. The one I made stands about 6 foot high and will hold almost all my clamps (~30 K-bodies and Cabinet Masters and numerous other F clamps) Many should have it on tape, or the plans are available through the NYW

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                • #9
                  Here is an idea for a swinging unit & here are a few more ideas.

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                  • #10
                    JJC,

                    I really like that idea of the swinging clamp rack, may just have to borrow that one.

                    It's often said that you can't have too many clamps. [img]smile.gif[/img] Well, I think that Mr. Tim Albers at The Sawdust Mill may just be close to the point of having just enough.

                    Dave

                    [ 08-13-2004, 06:27 PM: Message edited by: Badger Dave ]
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