Clamp Rack

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  • 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.


  • 19 Aug 2018 2:42 PM
    Reply # 6582785 on 6410037
    Anonymous

    I would slightly angle the rods towards the middle. That way it would avoid clamps falling down when the rack is moved, and will also eliminate the problem caused by the not square drill holes.........

  • 23 Aug 2018 12:25 AM
    Reply # 6635046 on 6572392
    ROB COSMAN (Administrator)
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Rob

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


    Planned to do this , funny you got the same idea.  Hockey tape saves the world!!
  • 24 Aug 2018 9:42 AM
    Reply # 6636876 on 6410037

    Sorry Rob but it looks like a medieval torture contraption.
    You might want to consider some rubber ends to those rods to avoid getting bruises all over your body.

    Good luck

    Maz

  • 30 Aug 2018 9:21 PM
    Reply # 6647185 on 6636876
    Anonymous wrote:

    Sorry Rob but it looks like a medieval torture contraption.
    You might want to consider some rubber ends to those rods to avoid getting bruises all over your body.

    Good luck

    Maz


    I had a similar concern, those pipe ends can be lethal. The damage they may do if you knock against them especially if you caught an eye when bending down to access those bottom clamps. The idea of rubber stops would certainly remove those concerns. I thought the stops that are used on the bottom of stool legs would be perfect and have the added benefit of having a raised end to help prevent slip off.

    Just some food for thought.

    Cheers

    John


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