Handscrew rack.

I was not happy with my old handscrew rack.. just a couple of pieces of 2x3 in an L shape. I would have to pull off a bunch of clamps to get to the one I wanted. Anytime I avoid doing something because of the work involved in getting it done, it's time to fix the problem...
I solved that today with a new rack, not much work... the biggest problem was finding a place to put my wider rack.
See: http://imgur.com/a/wLzRs
Also I had some newer rockler handscrews that I use by the router and tablesaw. They did not have a nice riveted stud for the handle. one side had the head formed, the other was flush cut, but I don't like that since it usually backs out and causes the handle to break, or it cuts you. So I created a head forming tool and put a head on the other side. There was actually more pin left but the sleeve was too large. So once I started forming the head it pushed the metal down. Now the head is nice and smooth, and the pin won't back out.
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On 1/10/2014 9:34 PM, woodchucker wrote:

Cool!
But, and please don't read anything into this, why is it that complicated. Does this rack perform a particular function that you were interested in?
Here is my rack. ;~) http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/11888395163/
FWIW it took me 20+ years to come up with my solution. Sometimes simple is difficult to see.
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On 1/11/2014 10:15 AM, Leon wrote:

Nothing wrong with your rack.. it works and works well.
with your rack, I have to tighten the clamps up, I just want to be done with them. So this allows me to store them as is.
Again, I don't like to get bogged down... if I find something that causes me to reach for a different clamp then I am not using the best clamp. So if I have to sit there fussing to get it on the 2x4, that's just too much time...
It's just another way of doing something.
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On 1/11/2014 9:25 AM, woodchucker wrote:

Precisely what I was looking for. Thank you! I really don't use my screw clamps very often so I never gave much thought to tightening and loosening them to put them away. My previous method was to stack them in the bottom of my mobile bar clamp rack.
And speaking of bar clamp racks, and for a similar reason as you yours, I use my bar clamps a lot and don't even want to lift the K-body style bar clamp off of the mobile clamp rack to unhook the handle. I designed the rack so that the clamp simply slides off and on its designated spot.

Well not only different but also in a way that saves time removing and replacing a clamp that you often use.
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On 1/11/2014 11:03 AM, Leon wrote:

Well, then you're going to think I am really anal... but I started stacking some of my clamps upside down... it was such a pain in the ass trying to get clearance for different levels, then I realized the top guys upright, the lower upside down, and they just come off no hassle... pics later.

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On 1/11/2014 11:26 AM, woodchucker wrote:

into each clamp when they were upright. The handles had to clear the bar to lift out, now they just slide out. My rack is missing a bunch of clamps right now, they are clamping up some drawers. http://imgur.com/a/wLzRs#8

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On 1/11/2014 10:43 AM, woodchucker wrote:

You have a solution to that type clamp rack you use.
I would have a better picture of mine but most all of my clamps are holding my curio cabinet together. ;~)
You can see that I simply grab the handle and slide the clamp off.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/11891297734/in/photostream/
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