New woodworking clamp rack EVOLVES with your collection

New woodworking clamp rack EVOLVES with your collection

Build once, adjust it as needed- the only rack you will ever need!
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  1. Mike Randall on October 23, 2022 at 1:54 am

    It seems like the vast majority of shop projects default to 3/4" ply, couldn’t you get away with 1/2" on this?

  2. Jay Collins on October 23, 2022 at 1:55 am

    great video as always, nice project we all can use

  3. André Mariano on October 23, 2022 at 1:56 am

    will a french cleat work? or do you need that braket?

  4. gnlman on October 23, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Thank you. I downloaded the planes and am just waiting for the glue to dry so that I can hang and load my clamps. I made mine 4 feet and made up 6 sets of hangers. Love the design and functionality. My one questions about the drawing is. (and there is a strong possibility that I am incorrect)
    Shouldn’t part "J" be the cap and part "I" be the hook? You said that you wanted our thoughts in the comments so here is mine. I felt that the planes were well written and easy to follow. Having the video to reference was a great help. I consider myself and intermediate skill level and this is the first time that I have ever followed plans. It made building this a snap.
    Everything I do has been build as I go with rough dimensions. This was quite enjoyable to make. Thank you for all of the videos and great information. You have one of the best channels IMO. Peace to you from North Georgia.

  5. Rocky Top Splash Bass Fishing on October 23, 2022 at 1:58 am

    I swear, I could listen to this guy read a phone book! I cant get enough of the straight forward tips with no BS.

  6. jacob weaver on October 23, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Is the joint (piece that makes the hook) strong enough with just two pin nails?

  7. Bern Galat on October 23, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Well thought out design. 1st time this style of rack made sense to me.

  8. Les Neilson on October 23, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Go Stumpy The French Cleat or not? For it is all our choice after all so just make it work, And I do love the flexibility of Stumpy’s basic design just like lego just add more parts as you need it’s simply genius and the shelf too another flat space to lose things on! – I’m in clover

  9. John Leonard on October 23, 2022 at 2:02 am

    Was there a reason you didn’t use a French cleat system in place of the hook system you did use?

  10. KAOTIK 774 on October 23, 2022 at 2:03 am

    What kind of rolling base do you have your table saw on? I have an old craftsman 113 that base looks perfect for. Thanks.

  11. John Vodopija on October 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    I really like the strong flexible design. Thank you. 👍😎😎

  12. Tracey Dysert on October 23, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Fantastic video! I just bought 30 new F clamps and noticed my original clamp holder won’t hold all the new ones. I will definitely build one of these. Thank you!

  13. Stephen Dall on October 23, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Thank you! Looks great an by neat…..something I was looking for! Looks like I need to start French Cleating /slide block instead of peg board.

  14. Spanky 424 on October 23, 2022 at 2:09 am

    That’s neat and all but why not just go with French cleats with the clamp holders? Seems a lot easier

  15. Joseph Fugarino on October 23, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Purchased. Thanks, you are one of my favorite wood working sources. I’ve just started and you’ve provided wonderful information.

  16. Ben Blackwell on October 23, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Numbered steps with numbered photos!!!!!!! Yeah.

  17. Cindy Goldman on October 23, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Dang it! I just made a clamp rack, finally, and then I saw THIS! Looks like I’m starting over- this is WAY better! Thank you!

  18. Vampire Step-Dad on October 23, 2022 at 2:12 am

    James, I would love to see a video from you on machine speeds. I have a router and a drill press with variable speeds…and I don’t know why. I think a great teaching video would be about what effect rotation speed has on materials.

    Love everything you do!

  19. Malcolm Gee on October 23, 2022 at 2:13 am

    As always, a great idea. I noticed you having to push hard to overcome the gap in your router fence. I’m having the same sort of trouble in my shop made one. I measured everything and it seems like it’s lined up but there’s always that bump passing from one half of the things to the other. Do you recommend just rounding the corner on the far side? I don’t want to throw off anything I’m working on but going around that edge is doing it on its own.

  20. Chris Beckner on October 23, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Today’s lumber prices then vs now…..$30 = $90

  21. P Orh on October 23, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Why not a french cleat for your brackets to wall?

  22. Philip Lee on October 23, 2022 at 2:17 am

    Im no where near the skill level to even attempt this but enjoyed the video nonetheless. Cheers!

  23. Mr. Measure Twice on October 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Hi James, I built the clamp rack and it is terrific. I am going to build another one because I stuffed the first one full right away. I wasn’t sure if I needed more space, so I I just went to your site and bought the plans, which I almost never do.

    I wish I could post a picture in the comments.

    Anyway, thanks!!

  24. Robert Scialanga on October 23, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Your presentation was done very well. Liked your tips and verbalizing/hearing your thought process. No one bats 1.000 the first time around. Enjoyed your cutting jig and assembly fixture. Skills evolve over time. Materials, hardware, and resources all influence our progress in developing a skill set that will keep us safe and allow us to tackle more difficult projects. Keep up the good work. When teaching woodworking at the high school level students just wanted to finish the project. Visualizing, designing, and building/constructing a project is a multifaceted, problem solving journey.

  25. jack Fourbee on October 23, 2022 at 2:22 am

    You have to love a great rack.

    Very informative 👏👏👏

  26. Joel Charbonnet on October 23, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Okay, I’m really new to this woodworking stuff. I purchased and downloaded the plans. What size brad nails did you use on this project? Maybe for the green newbies like me, you could provide a "Tools Needed For The Project" list at the top of the plans, as well as, other materials needed besides the wood. Thanks in advance.

  27. Stumpy Nubs on October 23, 2022 at 2:26 am

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  28. Deino on October 23, 2022 at 2:27 am

    Your Tung oil video saved me from making a terrible mistake. Thanks.

  29. Lee Thomas on October 23, 2022 at 2:27 am

    I bought the plans and just finished mine today. This thing is pretty big, but I love the fact that I can hide the fact that I only have a dozen or so F-clamps and half a dozen pipe clamps. As I add more, the pipe clamps may find their own dedicated holder, but I really like this one! I agree with the choice to use the cleat system you did, they hold far better than a french cleat would have.
    That said, I think some minor changes to allow for a french cleat to hang the rach would be nicer. I didn’t think it that and ended up adding a frame of 3/4" ply around the back to frame in a french cleat. A few minor size modifications would allow for a nice hidden french cleat to hang it without showing hardware, especially if you can not center the rack on wall studs.

  30. MakerMark on October 23, 2022 at 2:27 am

    James, not sure you’re still monitoring these comments but I have a question. First, yes, I downloaded the plans and I like the format. Measurements seem accurate, although I think you missed labeling an item "C" on the 3rd page bottom drawing, you have two "D’s" but not a problem…. my question is with all the weight that the clamps have, is just glue and brad nails enough to support that long term? Wouldn’t you need some screws in there for extra strength or is that over-building in your opinion? Thanks as always

  31. David Goss on October 23, 2022 at 2:28 am


  32. Matthew Sabella on October 23, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Do you think a French cleat design wouldn’t be strong enough for this particular project?

  33. Scott Mobley on October 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    Bought the plans and made this clamp rack. Works great and was a big help getting my shop organized. Could have made it without the plans, but Stumpy’s plans are so detailed and well organized that it’s just silly not to grab them and help his channel for only $5! Note: The rack won’t work with pipe clamps, though. But I need to build a separate rack for them anyway, because I already filled this one up with the rest of my clamps.

  34. Mark Bryan on October 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    This is a timely video for me. I am rethinking my shop layout. A bit of a challenge because of the shape (8×26). My clamp rack has seen better days and needs consolidation. I just purchased your plans and will get back to you regarding the format. Thanks James!

  35. Mikey V on October 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Hey Stumpy I purchased the Clamps Plans, love the format, but my eyes can process a video so much faster than written material, I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, I’m use to watching videos now. It would be great if you could also do a detailed video for each project.

  36. MonkeyfingeR Ray on October 23, 2022 at 2:34 am

    love these videos great job. I do notice though you have carpet on the floor instead of smooth concrete which would be easier to sweep. do you find it easier overall to have carpet on the floor?

  37. edparagonpc on October 23, 2022 at 2:34 am

    Thanks for the design and love the plan layout.

  38. DanJoy07 on October 23, 2022 at 2:35 am

    This plan and jigs is very functional, and efficient with storage space. I’ll try it , I hope I can get a round tuit. I have a portable clamp stand, it gets heavy and in the way. Big pipe clamps still reside along a section of wall. Now all I want is a shop with 9 walls to store things on and against ; )!!

  39. Bob Halpin on October 23, 2022 at 2:35 am

    I could not sign up for a newsletter or request your help in subscribing. I tried on both Firefox and Chrome and in both cases got the following error message: "As of 1st April 2020 we are not processing form submissions without recaptchaV2.". I have no idea what to try next.

  40. Anne O'Reilly on October 23, 2022 at 2:39 am

    James, can you add the dimensions of the project in the plan description? Ie: 12×48” rack holding 20-40 clamps. So you know before you buy, please.

  41. Bob Kilmer on October 23, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Wondering why not use a French cleat?

  42. Victor Bravo on October 23, 2022 at 2:40 am

    Can you please provide the direct link of the plan? All I saw was the "3 layer clamp rack". Thx.

  43. P lastr002 on October 23, 2022 at 2:41 am

    bought the plans and made this just a little bigger. Its awesome and exactly what i need!

  44. BobRaikes on October 23, 2022 at 2:42 am

    I bought the plan – it would be handy if the cutting sheet and figures with dimensions were also shown in metric for those of us that work in that domain!

  45. James Kennedy on October 23, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Made it. Love it.

  46. Jon Camiron on October 23, 2022 at 2:46 am

    Amazing work

  47. connerca14 on October 23, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Perfect timing, a clamp rack is next on my list of shop projects. Have been thinking of the best way make an adjustable rack to plan for the future.

  48. Robert Spina on October 23, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Would there be a problem using one by pine instead of plywood

  49. Victor Ammons on October 23, 2022 at 2:51 am

    I like the plan layout a lot. I think that the paper magazines don’t do articles this way is that it takes more pages (each page costs money). In the e-magazine that is not so much a factor. Thanks for being an inovator.

  50. Duncan on October 23, 2022 at 2:53 am

    Excellent design and video. Q: Why not use a French cleat, instead of this two-block hooking arrangement you used? A French cleat would seem even simpler to make, more secure, and perhaps even more adjustable than this system. Thanks.