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In my very small workshop, storage is at a premium. I needed to devise a solution for storing heavy and awkward clamps - yet have them close at hand, easily accessed - yet still secure. I wanted to have the 'jaws' one the clamps facing outward (for rack mounting reasons) and of course this meant that the clamps wanted to tip out onto the work bench - or worse, a project.

So I had a think and built the attached rack. I had originally made the 'gates' rotating, however that interfered with the adjacent clamp which was a real pain. The sliding gates work very well as they don't interfere with the adjacent clamp, and in fact ensure that it remains captive whilst the other clamp is being removed.

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Hi Matt

Good job, that dog will hunt for me the key word is " secure " I made rack to hang over the window but still let the light come into the shop, it secure the shop in a small way anyone that wants to break into the shop he/she will need to remove about 20 clamps to get into the shop via the window, it's just a simple rack...


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In my very small workshop, storage is at a premium. I needed to devise a solution for storing heavy and awkward clamps - yet have them close at hand, easily accessed - yet still secure. I wanted to have the 'jaws' one the clamps facing outward (for rack mounting reasons) and of course this meant that the clamps wanted to tip out onto the work bench - or worse, a project.

So I had a think and built the attached rack. I had originally made the 'gates' rotating, however that interfered with the adjacent clamp which was a real pain. The sliding gates work very well as they don't interfere with the adjacent clamp, and in fact ensure that it remains captive whilst the other clamp is being removed.

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Matthew,
That's an elegant solution. Far more elegant than my 2X4 on stand offs. I just clamp the clamp to the 2X4. I like your idea better.

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Cool ideas from Matt & Bob! I'm in the same boat as Gene, in that we're using clamps to do their work continuously! I am sure all of my clamps (and you can never have enough) are very tired from never getting a "day-off"! OPG3
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I previously clamped the clamps to something to hold them in place too, however it was a hassle doing so - both when loading and unloading. Hence this rack!

Re security - good idea! I import some high tech security equipment from
Sweden - so have a device called a 'sound barrier' installed in the shed. It doesn't require an alarm system to operate (it's fully self-contained) and produces an intolerable sound spectrum that forces one to exit within seconds.
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Matt, Ya see there, I would have ass u me d that down there, you'd have a trained Tuatara as your security, up here in Georgia we use dogs & shotguns. A few years ago I was shown a home security system that produced a sound so harsh that people close by would go into the fetal position and scream in pain! Fairly soon, that system was taken off the market. OPG3
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Bob - would love to see your clamp rack however that picture's clarity and resolution is so bad I can barely make out that it's a rack - any chance of a better picture?

Otis - sounds like a good system you were offered - if the intruder hadn't broken in, s/he wouldn't have had to suffer the sound. The one we distribute is ex-Swedish military...
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