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My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« on: November 27, 2017, 04:59:06 PM »
A while back I re-did my clamp storage racks and made a video. I had the unused wall space and this has worked out well for me. Thought I would share my ideas.

This would be a good place to post your ideas for storing clamps also.
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 12:09:57 AM »
Wall space is at a premium in my shop so I opted for the ceiling.  I have an odd workshop.  It is 16x28 under my family room.  The house was built on a fairly steep lot so the "crawl space" was sloped.  I terraced it into 3 landings.  At the top, I have about 6' 6".  So I made this to hold my pipe clamps and some of the bar clamps:

 

 

 

This is actually the second iteration.  Initially, I had the coat hooks for each end but ran out and still had more clamps to hang.  Then I thought of using the pipe for the non-clamp end, saving the hooks for the clamp ends.
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 09:36:23 AM »
My solution was taking advantage of two rolling work stations.





The large drawers are for spring, band, "C", and other smaller clamps.
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 09:41:42 AM »
 :o WOW, what a workspace!!!
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 04:04:03 PM »
I like the storage ideas.  That seems to be the ultimate goal, fitting as much cool crap in a shop as is
humanly possible...and still be able to find and use it all.
The last part of that sentence is the tricky part.
Nice shop indeed!  I'm planning the new shop that will be 20'x46'.
Exactly half of the area under the new timber frame house we're building.
Pictures like this give me an idea of the space we'll be enjoying.
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 04:33:06 PM »
Chet, do you use that shop? Or is it for show?  :D :D   My dad was fussy about cleaning up but I don't remember having to do it quite like that!
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 05:39:37 PM »
Some years ago I built a rolling cart to hold all my pipe and I-beam clamps.  I roll it to the assembly area and sure saves a lot of steps.  Also makes it easy to take the clamp off the work piece and put it right back where it belongs.



Fast forward and I have accumulated many K body clamps that I frequently use.  They are hanging on the wall, quite a few steps away from the assembly area.  I need to make a cart for those also.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 07:07:44 PM »
Wow, some great ideas. Chet how do you keep your shop so clean, it looks spotless.
We may need a thread with shop ideas and pictures for any kind of tool storage members are willing to share.
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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 07:17:50 PM »
WOW!!!!

And my wife thinks I have "WAY TOO MANY CLAMPS."  Based on these pictures, I still don't have enough. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8)

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P/S - Yes, I know you can never have too many.

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Re: My large clamp storage solution (lets see yours also)
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2017, 07:49:46 PM »
Chet, do you use that shop? Or is it for show?  :D :D   My dad was fussy about cleaning up but I don't remember having to do it quite like that!

 :D :D :D I use it ALOT
 I may have to add on though. Since those pics were taken I've added another drill press and saw, a second larger shaper, a wide belt sander and an air filtration system.
And lots more clamps.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 01:50:47 AM »
Here is what I'm using.  I have double the number of clamps now.  This grey clamp rack is part of a modular mobile wood storage unit I developed for my previous company.  It never made it to market but I bought the two prototypes for my own shop and they work great.  I store long pipe clamps along top shelf of black base unit.  I will have to take some current photos showing all of the modules in use.





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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 04:08:16 PM »
Wow they are great lumber racks Downstream. 8)
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