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15 - Sliding Table, страница 28

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shop Solutions

C-Clamp Rack

I've tried a number of different ways to store my C-elamps. But the handiest solution I've found is this pull-out storage rack, see photo above. It mounts under my bench top and pulls out like a drawer when I need a clamp.

The pull-out storage rack consists of a U-shaped frame with an angled bar for clamps to rest on, see Drawing.

Two end caps screwed to the frame serve as stops for the rack and help strengthen the frame. And to make it easy to pull out the rack, I screwed a drawer pull to the front end cap.

To mount the rack to the bench, I used a pair of L-shaped brackets, see Drawing. They're posi-

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SIDE VIEW

j bracket

clamp bar

drawer

pull

end cap

CROSS SECTION

tioned so the drawer pull is flush with the front of the bench top, see Side View.

Larry Conner Longview, Washington

Editor's Note: Larry's clamp rack is designed to hold 2V2" to 4" C-clamps. If your clamps are different you may have to modify the size of the clamp bar.

mount clamp bar at 45"

Hole Saw Relief

When using a hole saw, trapped sawdust can build up a lot of heat. To reduce the build-up, I first drill a relief hole for the sawdust.

The relief hole should always be in the waste portion of your workpiece. For example, if you're making a wheel, drill the relief on the outside, see Fig. 1. And if you're making a hole, drill a relief hole on the inside, see Fig. 2.

Frank Coats San Jose, California

END

(3" x 51/4")

NOTE: glue

end caps to ends

CLAMP BAR

(2" x 161/2")

NOTE:

all parts except brackets are 3/4m-1 hick stock

when making a wheel,

drill relief hole outside in waste area

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