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Project by edwood1975 posted 12-08-2014 03:23 AM 1280 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was that busy making stuff for other people I wanted to scratch something off my workshop bucket list and here it is..its made out of shop scrap so there are probably 4 different types of material in it (pine, repurposed window board, mdf.

The drills are mounted on 4 T supports made out of pine and mdf.

The dimensions are 20” wide, 13” high and 8”deep…. I would ultimately like it bigger but I ran out of wood and wall…

My biggest problem with this problem was mounting it to the wall, it took my FOREVER to drill 2 inches into concrete to put the bolts and to be honest it really deterred me from doing this type of project in the future.. I was using my brother in law black and decker hammer action drill and it took me so long I eventually just put to holes into the wall with bolts and attached a wooden stud to the wall so as that I could screw the unit onto the wall….

I am wondering was I doing something wrong or was it the bit I was using that bad?????

Anmyway enough rampbling I am very happy with it….

-- Ed

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#1 posted 12-08-2014 04:59 AM

Ed, you solved an irritant for me tonight. It’s one of those things I’ve said, there has to be a better way. Anyhow, after I finish building the Christmas toys, this is my first project In regards to drilling into the concrete, I’m no expert, but I do think that for some reason, some concrete is just a lot tougher than others. I always have liquid nail on hand for stuff like you are describing. Again, thanks for the post

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#2 posted 12-08-2014 05:26 AM

If it’s a battery powered drill it hardly has the power to drill through the rocks in concrete. I typically use a bosch bulldog with an sds bit when mounting stuff, usually electrical associated, at work. Or home. A battery powered drill with the hammer function is good for brick, mortar, and cinder block, but not concrete. Almost all masonry bits are carbide tipped so it’s prob not the bit.

A good hammer drill would drill the holes you need for that shelf in a couple minutes.

I saw someone put in a plug in timer to cut their chargers off after an hour or so, so it wouldn’t kill their batteries down the road. Wish I would’ve thought about that before I started ruining my dewalt batteries.

Anyway, hope some of this helps.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 12-08-2014 04:14 PM

A very nice solution.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 12-14-2014 03:51 PM

drilling into concrete should not be a hassle. something must of been amiss. “poured” concrete (found in new industrial warehouse builds) is a bear for a cordless drill. At work, we either use a Dewault hammer 18v cordless drill or a 110v power cord Hilti hammer drill. Drilling 2” tho? If concrete drilling is in your future, strongly consider… red head anchors. They are a true blessing! Only have to drill 3/4” or 1” deep.
BTW… you were using a masonry bit i hope :)

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