Drill Press Mobile Base

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Project by jaysuzi posted 08-28-2014 06:37 PM 6255 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just purchased a new floor drill press. It is the Porter Cable from Lowe’s and was one of the best deals in my opinion. It is more than enough machine for my needs.

I used the Woodsmith 3-in-1 plans as inspiration, but made some modifications to work with the material that I had on hand. The casters are off of a Harbor Freight furniture dolly. The knobs I made from some scrap maple. The rest are scrap 2×4s and some really old plywood that was once a workbench in my garage. I never throw away material. Of course, it wasn’t pretty, but some black paint fixed that.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 08-28-2014 06:41 PM

I like it

I think I could build this with three wheels and three leveling screws

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#2 posted 08-28-2014 07:12 PM

It looks good. Nice work.

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#3 posted 08-29-2014 05:12 AM

Nice Jay, good project to make it mobile. My press is only a couple feet from where I assembled it, in the way of course. That is a neat set of plans for the storage too.

That PC is a great value. We’ve been abusing one at work for a few years and it’s still hums like new.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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