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BEVEL EDGE TO MATCH ANGLE ON END PIECES
parts except bottom are w-thick hardwood
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. #& x VA" Fh WOODSCREW
^^It's hard to imagine a simpler way to hold spring clamps than this hanger, see photo. The clamps hang from pegs that are glued into holes in a hardwood mounting plate, see drawing.
To make the most efficient use of the space, I located the pegs so that the smaller spring clamps "nest" over the large clamps.
Also, my clamps have rubber tips that keep them from slipping off the pegs. So I drilled straight holes for the pegs. For metal-tipped clamps, it's a good idea to drill angled holes.
To hold my C-clamps, I used the same basic idea — a couple of pegs and a mounting plate, see drawing.
The nice thing about this hanger is I can slip the clamps on and off the pegs without having to open and close the clamps, see photo.
• Because the C-clamps are heavier, I used larger dowels. And here, it's best to drill angled holes to keep the clamps from sliding off.
I still needed a "home" for a few odd-shaped clamps (like my band clamps and toggle clamps). Plus, I wanted a place to put glue bottles, brushes, and all my other glue-up supplies.
To provide a handy storage place for these things, I added a simple bin, see photo. Basically, it's a long, narrow box with tapered ends, see drawing. This wedge-shaped design makes it easy to see what's inside the bin, reach in, and grab what I need.
There's nothing complicated about the bin. The ends are rabbeted to accept a narrow front and a wide back piece, see detail 'a.' And there's a groove in each piece to accept a hardboard bottom, see detail 'b.'
Now it's just a matter of mitering flfc both ends at an angle and beveling ^^ the front to match. After assembling the bin with glue and screws, simply screw the bin to the cart.
A Just slip your spring clamps on and off the wood pegs on this hanger.
A Two pegs provide a handy solution to an old problem — storing C-clamps.
A Use this open bin to store your odd-shaped clamps and glue-up supplies.
NOTE: attach back to cart divider with #& x VA" Fh woodscrews
SI PE VIEW
(5" x 21" - !4" HARDBOARD)
(5" x 10"-%"-thick hardwood)
(</2" x 5%" DOWEL)
3" (for 4" c-clamps) 5" (for 6" c-clamps)
(%" x 45/&" dowel)
(6" x 10" - 3/4"-THICK HARDWOOD)
#& x 114" Fh WOODSCREW