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Pipe Clamp Storage Ideas

bbobo's picture

I'm looking for some storage ideas, preferably vertical, for <=6' pipe clamps.  I've seen L-shaped systems out of dimensional pine or fir with dadoes or angled cuts to create the openings.  So, I have a couple ideas but I'm curious as to what others have done.  Any photos and/or ideas would be appreciated.   


Thanks, Brett

forestgirl's picture

(post #116351, reply #1 of 16)

For virtually all of my clamps, I like an A-frame approach.  Or, if you prefer, a half-an-A frame approach (one side vertical, the other slanted.  I have all of my clamps on a full-A, and what I like is that it takes up a relatively small footprint, and the clamps can be placed on and taken off with one hand (unless it's a particularly heavy clamp).  No futzing around opening and closing the darned things.

forestgirl -- you can take the girl out of the forest, but you can't take the forest out of the girl ;-) 

forestgirl -- you can take the girl out of the forest, but you can't take the forest out of the girl ;-) 

81treehouse's picture

(post #116351, reply #14 of 16)

Agree with Forestgirl except mount the frame on swiveling casters.  Move the clamps to the work, not move the work to the clamps.


Casters save a lot of walking for each additional un-anticipated clamp need.


 


A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working -- yes, I'm retired!
A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working -- yes, I'm retired!
ASK's picture

(post #116351, reply #2 of 16)

I hang them on the wall. 3/4" plywood back 4" X 12"(or whatever width you want). Triangles screwed from the back to hold the top which is 4" X what ever width you want. The top has slots cut for the pipes. I did the same for my K body clamps.


Several years ago there was an article in on of the magazines.


ASK

bldrbill's picture

(post #116351, reply #3 of 16)

Here's how I do it, from an idea I saw several years ago.  The pics are of my garden tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, etc.) but I use the same system for pipe clamps.  1-1/4" PVC  is just right for 3/4" pipe.  Because yours are 6' long, you will have to be sure you have enough room overhead to get them in and out.  It's the best way I know of to store a lot of them in a small space and still have easy access to them.  Also, it's on casters and easy to roll to where you're working.   

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WillGeorge's picture

(post #116351, reply #4 of 16)

I have a few sticks I hang on the rafters.. Been hit on the head a few times taking them off!

Have a great day.. Life is wonderful even if you are having a bad day!

bricofleur's picture

(post #116351, reply #5 of 16)

I store my 6' clamps under the ceiling joists with ¼" heavy hook screws, perpendicular to the joists. They don't take wall or floor space in my small basement workshop. Think twice and good luck. 


Serge


 


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Farkel's picture

(post #116351, reply #6 of 16)

I lean mine against the wall in a corner. Every few months I make sure to shove them around so they stand a little more upright.

boilerbay's picture

(post #116351, reply #7 of 16)

I don't have to shove them around, I just tell them to stand in a very firm voice and they stand.

John

saschafer's picture

(post #116351, reply #8 of 16)

"...I just tell them to stand in a very firm voice and they stand."


Even the Besseys? Mine have a real attitude problem, and just ignore me most of the time. Once in a while, one will "accidentally" fall on my foot, just to let me know who's boss.


-Steve


 

boilerbay's picture

(post #116351, reply #9 of 16)

Actually they do just ignore me unless I offer them a treat.

John

KiddervilleAcres's picture

(post #116351, reply #11 of 16)

You have bossy Besseys!?  You must make sure they have plenty of water, fresh hay and grain twice a day.


Oooopppsss, thought I's in the Handmilkers Forum.


That's OK, we have more moose up here anyway.  Well, while I'm here, do ya know where the Moose Stumper forum is at?


Regards,


Bob @ Kidderville Acres


A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

Bob @ Kidderville Acres

A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

saschafer's picture

(post #116351, reply #12 of 16)

Try http://www.moosemix.com/.


-Steve


 

KiddervilleAcres's picture

(post #116351, reply #13 of 16)

Dude,


Ahhemmm


What in gawds name are ya doin out there, shovelin snow!?


Regards,


Bob @ Kidderville Acres


A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

Bob @ Kidderville Acres

A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

dherzig's picture

(post #116351, reply #15 of 16)

You are milking moose (or is that meese?)? That can't be a pretty picture.

KiddervilleAcres's picture

(post #116351, reply #16 of 16)

Not yet anyway.  You're not going to believe this. 


I googled moose milking and got this: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1313736


Regards,


Bob @ Kidderville Acres


A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

Bob @ Kidderville Acres

A Woodworkers mind should be the sharpest tool in the shop!

robinmozuknowusa's picture

(post #116351, reply #10 of 16)

Hi


Hope this photo helps ( Not FW quality )


The rack is at times FULL , the sockets on the top LHS are used for joining the pipes when they are too short.


Regards


Rob


 


 



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