Clamp Rack

  • 02 Aug 2018 9:33 AM
    Message # 6410037

    Hey Rob,

    I think you're going to have issues with the design.  With open pipe ends, if you bump the rack, the clamps will slide off.  It's metal on metal so pretty slippery.  You can paint the pipes with some sort of rough texture paint, but why not use the same design you have on the wall now on both sides of the rack? Just add a small lip to prevent them from slipping. 
    Why use pipes since you're not going to get the triangle shape you wanted.


    Maz

  • 04 Aug 2018 8:12 PM
    Reply # 6413654 on 6410037
    Anonymous
    You don't need clamps to hold the two sheets of ply together while gluing. Just use temporary screws where you are going to drill the holes for the pipes.  And then clamps on the edges

    Shaun

  • 05 Aug 2018 2:43 PM
    Reply # 6414552 on 6410037
    Anonymous

    I don't think that screws will provide adequate clamping pressure for a good glue-up.  Given how the pressure radiates from it's source, each screw will apply effective pressure to about a 3/4" diameter circle centered around the screw, which will not provide clamping pressure to most of the surface of the two boards, and the pressure in that small area will be limited to how much the screw can be tightened into the back plywood sheet without pulling out.  The screws will keep the sheets aligned, but that's about it.

    Rich Scott


  • 06 Aug 2018 3:21 PM
    Reply # 6417970 on 6410037
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hey Rob,

    I think you're going to have issues with the design.  With open pipe ends, if you bump the rack, the clamps will slide off.  It's metal on metal so pretty slippery.  You can paint the pipes with some sort of rough texture paint, but why not use the same design you have on the wall now on both sides of the rack? Just add a small lip to prevent them from slipping. 
    Why use pipes since you're not going to get the triangle shape you wanted.


    Maz

    HI Maz, thought about that the other day.  Especially since this will be moved around.  I think I will thread the ends of the pipe and cap them.

    Rob

  • 06 Aug 2018 3:22 PM
    Reply # 6417973 on 6413654
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:You don't need clamps to hold the two sheets of ply together while gluing. Just use temporary screws where you are going to drill the holes for the pipes.  And then clamps on the edges

    Shaun

    Like Rich said, the screws dont draw down a big enough area, ended up using the top of the table saw and some 1" mdf, worked out well.  Think the key is getting a good and even spread of glue.

    Rob

  • 14 Aug 2018 9:32 AM
    Reply # 6572392 on 6410037

    Hi Rob

    if you are worried that the clamps may slip on the pipe wrap the pipe in some of the hockey tape.


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