Clamp Storage Design Challenge #1: Announcement

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Every woodworker needs a serious clamp storage. Why not design it yourself?

We’ve partnered with 360 WoodWorking to challenge you to design and draw a clamp rack that holds 15 pipe or bar clamps at minimum plus a small variety of additional woodworking clamps. We’re looking for a compact, innovative design that stores as many clamps as possible. And it can be either mobile or wall mounted, the choice is yours

You are welcome to build it, but we need a simple, build-able plan posted as a blog entry too. You can make it in SketchUp (or another drawing program) or you can even draw it on a napkin as long as the plans are complete.

The folks from 360 WoodWorking will choose two winning designs for their July/August blog and the winning authors will also get a one-year subscription to 360 WoodWorking.

RULES

  1. Post your clamp storage design as a blog entry (+Add → New Blog Entry). Add a 360wwclampstorage tag (not title).
  2. Complete design screenshots or scans must be included. Description and your thought process are welcome :)
  3. You can post multiple designs. More designs = better chance to win!
  4. Post on or before June 24.
  5. Two winners will be announced on June 26.
  6. The winners win a one-year subscription to 360 WoodWorking.

Have fun.

-- Martin Sojka, https://craftisian.com

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Ianwater,

360 WoodWorking is the brainchild of three former “Popular Woodworking Magazine” editors that was started in October of 2014. Essentially, it is a subscription-based online woodworking magazine, but in reality it is so much more.

Because we’re online the content is not limited by the number of editorial pages allotted to the editors, nor do we have to interrupt an article with advertising (in fact, there is no advertising behind the paywall).

Our content is also not limited to text and tiny little pictures. Many of our photos online expand to fill your entire computer screen, while others open to nearly full size so you can see every detail. And when text and photos just don’t illustrate the whole story, we throw in video.

We’re bringing you solid woodworking information, presented by craftsmen who are masters of their craft to the core of their being, and who want to share their experience with you. And that group includes people like Frank Klausz, Ron Herman, Darrell Peart, Mark Arnold, Rob Millard, Dale Barnard and many more. That’s why 360 WoodWorking is your trusted resource for woodworking information – we’re not publishing articles by people who have read about a technique or project and tried it a few times before they wrote/recorded how you should do it. Our contributors are people who know how to do what they do instinctually because they’ve done it hundreds or thousands of times.

Check out our website at 360woodworking.com to see exactly what we’re all about. There’s even a free issue available (check it out here) with techniques and projects.

And you’re exactly what we’re looking for in this contest – someone who has no room for clamp storage that stuffs them in every vacant hole in their shop. Draw up something creative that brings your clamps out of their hidey-holes so they are convenient for you to use. What have you got to lose? You may even win a free one year subscription.

-- Chuck Bender Content Producer –[url=http://www.360woodworking.com]360 WoodWorking[/url] Period Furniture Maker - Woodworking instructor

Never heard of 360 Woodworking before…
Maybe an introduction?

No clamp rack or me as I have no space for one. They are stores in every small space I can lay my hands on.
I will be following with great interest.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

The 15 clamps capacity is a minimum. We’re looking for a compact, innovative design that stores as many clamps as possible. And it can be either mobile or wall mounted, the choice is yours. Can’t wait to see your design.

-- Chuck Bender Content Producer –[url=http://www.360woodworking.com]360 WoodWorking[/url] Period Furniture Maker - Woodworking instructor

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