Mobile Clamp Cart

This small rack rolls easily to anywhere you need it.
By Robert W. Lang
Pages: 70-71

From the October 2007 issue #164
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There is an old saying in woodworking that you can’t have too many clamps. While this is true, it is entirely possible to have too many clamps in the wrong place at the wrong time. The last thing I want to do in the midst of a complicated glue-up is to set off to the far reaches of the shop in search of a needed clamp.

A rolling cart is an obvious solution, and we have had one for years. The problem with it is that it holds only parallel-jaw clamps, and is so big that there is only one place in the shop that it fits. And if we could find another place for it, it would be difficult to move. It’s always reminded me of a retail store display. It looks nice, but it may as well be fixed to the wall.

I decided to make a smaller rack, one that would hold wood handscrews and F-style clamps in addition to big cabinet assembly clamps. I wanted it to be mobile and functional with a small footprint.

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From the October 2007 issue #164
Buy this issue now