|Project by Ken90712||posted 04-28-2014 02:55 PM||6247 views||37 times favorited||31 comments|
It has been a while since I have posted a project. I have made a bunch cutting boards for customer’s and figured I have posted enough of them in the past. The woodshop has become full; some tools have had to be moved to the garage instead of living in the shop. As we acquire more and more tools, storage seems to be most of us woodworker’s common problem.
I was reading Shopnotes and they had this Drill Press Cabinet that utilized the wasted space underneath the press. It is on casters, so it rolls out of the way if you need to lower the table for any work. I had to change the plans as far as the size to fit over my base and depth of the cabinet to have the proper clearance.
I used 3/4 Birch prefinished plywood, 1/2 inch for the drawers, 18 inch self-close, full extension Accuride ball bearing drawer slides. The plans calls for leaving the plywood edges exposed to give it an industrial look. I was on the fence about this look, but a good friend of mine ( my Welding Mentor ) loves that look so we joked about it and left it. I have just under $200 into it total. Slides were 80 and 3 sheets of plywood around $100 with some left-over of course.
The cubby holes on the sides are a nice idea to use the wasted space around the pole of the drill press. This project is built with rabbets and dadoes and does a great job of hiding most all the screws.
It was a fun build and now I have alot of my drills and accessories all in one spot. If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate..
Thx for looking.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"