How to make a simple clamp rack.
When you have a small shop like mine we have to use every bit of wall space available so I built this simple clamp rack behind my Drill Station. I make a horizontal clamp rack by cutting down a 2x4 and drilling 1/2 inch holes at an angle to except 4 x 1/2 inch dowels spaced at 2.5 inches, i used a dowel jig to cut the dowel to size and then hammered the dowel into the holes without any glue then screwed them to the wall of my workshop.
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Step 1: Making the Dowel Cutting Jig
I made the jig out of a piece of scrap wood making repeated passes on my table saw
Step 2: Cutting the Dowels to Lenght
Using a sled I set the jig to 4 inches and clamped it on then raised the saw blade to the correct hight approx 1/2 above the sled.
Insert the dowel length into the jig and push it through to the end i used my finger as a stop
I cut 24 dowels at 4 inches in length
I used my drill press with the table set ant an angle and i had to pivot the drill to the right yo clear my workbench.
Place two pieces of wood either side of the rail to be drilled for support.
Step 4: Assembling the Rack
Tap the dowels in with a mallet in both rails and screw the finished rails to the wall making sure that thy are parallel.
Step 5: Finished Rack
I screwed the rack up as high as possible to keep the workbench clear.
for a more comprehensive view of the build please click on the video below.
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