For easy access and storage, my pipe clamps reside in a mobile carrier made of common shop materials.

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For easy access and storage, my pipe clamps reside in a mobile carrier made of common shop materials. It rolls right to where I need the clamps, has a handle for easy pulling, features dust sweeps on each caster, and holds nine clamps up to 5' long.

To make your own, cut two discs of 34 " plywood that fit into the bottom of the bucket, and one disc that fits snugly inside the bucket top. In the top disc and one of the bottom discs, mark and bore a 158 " hole at the center, as well as eight more such holes in the same radius from the center. Place the undrilled disc into the bottom of the bucket to keep the pipes from breaking through the bottom.

Cut eight pieces of PVC pipe to length so they stick about 12 " above the bucket rim. Place the smaller drilled disc into the bucket bottom, then use three PVC pipes to align it and the top disc. Drive panhead screws through the bucket and into the edge of the top disc to hold it in place. Then insert the rest of the PVC pipes. Add a base, cleats, casters, floor sweeps, and eyebolt, as shown. Epoxy an unneeded hex key into the end of a dowel rod to use as a tow handle in conjunction with the eyebolt.
—Ralph Day, Lakeville, Minn.