Angle-Iron Clamp Rack

Clamps in a metal rack
Own a welder? Or know someone who does? Then try this.

This mobile clamp rack is made almost entirely of 1 1/2" angle iron, except for the upper clamp guide, which is 1" angle iron (to allow clearance space for the clamps' bars). Clamps are secured by 1 3/4" chain links cut in half and then welded to the angle irons on 1 3/4" centers to serve as clamp guides.

Quick tip: preventing clam marks
I always worry about marring the wood with my clamps during dry assembly or glue-up of a project. Rather than buying the costly custom pads available to fit my clamps, I purchased some hard felt chair glides. They have self-adhesive backing and come in various sizes and shapes, so It's easy to find some just the right size for your clamps.

--Sonny Rains, Carbondale, Colo.

For more in-depth information on gluing and clamping, visit our Gluing and Clamping section in the WOOD Store.

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Clamps in a metal rack
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