Woodworking clamps that you can build yourself. Get a grip on your next woodworking project and build that second set of hands you keep wishing for in your workshop!
Frustrated with pipe-clamp holders tipping over as he worked, Paul Amberg came up with some ingenious flip-up supports for his workbench. Upright and ready to go when you need them, folded down and out of the way when you do not, these pipe-clamp supports add versatility to any workbench.
Because you can never have too many clamps, woodworkers tend to accumulate a lot of them. And because clamps come in a variety of sizes and shapes, storing them can be tricky. Here is a simple solution based on commonly available adjustable shelf hardware. We will show you how to build six outside supports and three center supports to make three clamp racks.
With its open-frame design, this rack accommodates a variety of clamps in a compact space. It may not be apparent at first glance, but this simple constructed wall-mounted unit can store an assortment of 90 clamps.
These easy-to-make shop aids really simplify edge-gluing boards. The clamp blocks spread each clamps pressure over a wider area, and feature hardboard outriggers that keep the blocks in place while you position the clamps. They also prevent the clamps pipe or bar from touching the panels surface and creating a glue stain on your project.
What is on TV tonight? In this shop it is an organized set of clamps. Make good use of a corner in your shop to do double-duty holding your television and storing and organizing your clamps. Even with no television in your shop, this shelf will come in handy for something.
Convenient, mobile organizer for all your clamps and supplies. Keeping your wide assortment of clamps in one place and near your assembly table or workbench is like herding cats. You may find your spring clamps in one corner of the shop, hand screws in another, your strap clamps in a drawer, and your bar clamps scattered all over. But with this mobile A-frame rack, you can stop the madness and keep everything within arms reach.
Clamps are often found standing in a corner of the shop or stacked in a pile. Here are three separate plans for a pipe clamp rack, bar clamp rack, and a C-clamp rack to alleviate that problem and showcase your clamps at the same time. When it comes to clamp storage, there is no such thing as being too organized.
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