Clamp Storage

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This is the system I came up with to store my clamps many years ago and I still find it quite convenient. It is cheap, quick and easy to make from scrap with a drill and bandsaw and it is compact enough to be space saving, especially for the shorter clamps. Another advantage is that you can make these in different widths to suit your clamp sizes. In the photo below there are 3 different sizes. You can also make them long or short with more or less notches depending on how many clamps you have.

You can carpet tape the two sides together, drill the holes for all the notches and then cut in to the hole with your bandsaw. Add a bottom and top rail and then hang it on the wall and you’re ready to go. You can make one in about 15-20 minutes.

Storage for the long clamps can be more efficient when hanged vertically, but if your wall space begins above bench height then my horizontal solution might be more practical.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks W&R and L/W. It’s easy to find a place for tools, but what in the world do we do with all the cut-offs? It would be nice if I could feed them into one end of some sort of magical machine which would combine them and spit out nice long boards out of the other end. That way my shop wouldn’t look like a tornado had hit it when my projects were finished!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks everyone. If I had a larger shop I think I would like a clamp cart best, but there just isn’t any room to wheel one around in my small shop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Very cool idea. I think im going to tear my back wall storage apart and redesign it with a french cleat wall system. I need to make an area for all my clamps.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

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