19 - Clamp Storage System, страница 27

19 - Clamp Storage System, страница 27

THE SMALL SHOP

To hang a bar clamp on this hanger, just slide down the bottom jaw and slip the clamp in place.

Storage 3ox

If you're like me, you have a number of odd-shaped clamps that can't be hung on a conventional clamp hanger — clamps like band clamps, toggle clamps, and angle clamps. And other glue-up supplies like bottles of glue, brushes, and rags you like to keep handy.

To provide a convenient place for all of this, I built a simple storage box. The box is constructed from 3/4H-thick pine and W-thick Masonite. And it's held together with rabbets and countersunk screws, see Figs. 6 and 6b.

The rabbets on the ends are cut to fit the front and back of the storage box. And a groove is cut near the bottom of all four pieces to hold a bottom made of V^'-thick Masonite, see Fig. 6a.

Once the box is glued and screwed together, rout or sand a chamfer around the inside and outside top edges. Finally, install the L-hooks (they go into the ends) and hang up the box.

NOTE:

FRONT, PACK,

AND ENDS ARE %" THICK

BOTTOM

(31/2" x 11%"- Va" MASONITE)

a. BOTTOM DETAIL

v4" -

1/a"-THICK MASONITE

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b.

TOP VIEW

-12"-

L-HOOK

ON CENTER

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END

■Va"

This storage box is perfect for storing odd-shaped clamps and glue-up supplies.

Bar Clamp Hanger

Most bar clamp hangers I've seen require that the jaws of the clamp be closed before the clamp can be hung on the rack. This hanger eliminates that.

The base of the hanger is a short piece of "two-by" stock with a series of slots in the front, see Fig. 5. The slots are wide enough to hold most of the bar clamps we use in our shop.

To reinforce the narrow tongues created by the slots, I glued a top piece cut from V^'-thick Masonite to the base before cutting the slots.

After the slots are cut, file or sand a chamfer on the front corners of each tongue to help guide the clamp into the slot and prevent it from getting chewed up.

Then to complete the hanger, install the L-hooks, see Fig. 5a.

TOP VIEW

ON CENTER

SAND OR FILE

CHAMFER 5/'65/ie" 13/'6"

Va"-THICK MASONITE

No. 19

ShopNotes

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