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  • Space-Saving Clamp Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 2, 2010
    Space-Saving Clamp Rack My bench is too small for big glue-ups. The only spot large enough is a little bit of open floor in my basement shop. I wasn’t about to try glue-ups on the floor, so I had to get creative. My space-saving clamp rack was the...
  • Universal Clamp Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    Universal Clamp Rack I’ve tried several designs for clamp racks but this one’s the best because it holds lots of different types of clamps. It’s also very simple to build. I used 1/2-in. metal electrical conduit pipe and two 36-in. pieces...
  • Cabinet Door Clamp Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 14, 2010
    My burgeoning collection of spring clamps and small bar clamps was crying out for a storage solution. The doors on my shop cabinet offered just the place for hanging a couple simple racks for my wayward clamps. Just screw a 1x2 strip to the door for small...
  • Clamp Camp

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 8, 2009
    I’ve got a lot of clamps, but they don’t take up much space. I simply drilled 5/8-in.-dia. holes through 3/4-in. plywood at a slight upward angle and glued in 9-in.-long 5/8-in.-dia. dowels. Each pair of dowels holds six clamps, so I can hang...
  • Clamp Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, December 7, 2009
    I don’t have room in my garage shop for a permanent clamp table, so I made this folding version from a leftover 2-ft.-wide sheet of 3/4-in.-thick plywood. Folded, it’s less than 2 in. thick, so it stores neatly in a narrow space. First, I...
  • Mobile Clamp Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    Mobile Clamp Rack Hold it! Roll it! Hang it! Store it! By Roger Meinen Tired of dragging clamps around my shop, I built this rack that brings them right to the job. It takes up only 21 x 32 in. of real estate and can handle 36 adjustable clamps and 12...