Drill Station

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Project by Knightrider posted 05-01-2015 05:43 AM 2268 views 26 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending way too much time researching drill stations and shamelessly stealing ideas from other Jocks, here’s what I came up with.

The cabinet is 30” x 54” x 12” deep. The carcass and the shelves are all dadoed or rabbeted. The built in electronic timer keeps my drill batteries from overcharging.

The PVC drill/nail gun sleeves are mounted on a frame that is screwed in from the bottom of the cabinet so that it can be removed to make changes if necessary. It’s been working out great and has improved my shop organization and helps keep my workbench clear.

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 11:36 AM

By far the best one I’ve seen….great job.

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 11:58 AM

Arr, Arr,Arr…..........Now that is a drill station. Tim Allen would be proud of that!!!!!!!!

Nice going, Chris. Lots of thought went int that design. I love it!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 01:40 PM

What a great project. Nicely done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 01:46 PM

Very nicely thought out, designed and built. I particularly like your incorporation of a charginging timer to prevent overcharging—may I ask where you got it?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 03:20 PM

VERY nice. I also would like to know the source of your timer.

-- Bob

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 04:13 PM

I’ve used that timer in the shop I used to work at and it’s worked well.

Very nice cabinet, looks I’ve got some plans to draw up this week.

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#7 posted 05-01-2015 04:15 PM

Hillbilly, Looks like a standard light timer. I see them on the box store website for $20 each. Very nice touch, I really like this project!

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#8 posted 05-01-2015 04:21 PM

Look at that! Corded drills and nail guns too… I like the idea of the removable sleeve assembly for making changes. Nice job. Thanks for sharing. Now Imma shamelessly copy YOU!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#9 posted 05-01-2015 05:05 PM

Very nice thanks for share

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#10 posted 05-01-2015 07:38 PM

Very nice indeed! (I thought I was about done making new fixtures but it looks like I need to add another one!)

-- "Post count on a forum does not denote level of knowldege, skill nor experience"

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#11 posted 05-01-2015 08:46 PM

Well thought out details, I like the sloping bit tray that hides the power strip.

I did some experimenting with my Milwaukee charger an found that the the ‘idle’ current draw, while small, was significant when added up over a year. Keeping the charger/battery on a timer set to power it up 1 hour every day easily maintains a full charge and saves $10/year in ‘vampire’ losses. This savings goes a long way towards paying for refurbished battery packs.

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#12 posted 05-02-2015 01:39 AM

Thanks for all the great comments, I’m glad you like it!

Jim – Nice “Tim the Tool Man” reference. Cracked me up!

Hillbilly – The timer is from Lowes -$18 and change!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan -

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#13 posted 05-02-2015 02:39 PM

Thank you for sharing. Like the idea to store the all the chargers and tools.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 03:44 PM

That is a great organizer and a fine addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 05-04-2015 03:11 PM

Thanks for the link to the timer.

Great idea to save the batteries which we all know is the Achilles hill of all cordless equipment.

-- Brad, Texas,

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