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Project by lightweightladylefty posted 05-21-2015 05:10 PM 2315 views 14 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to make this cabinet for quite some time now. I’ve been on a shop-organizing kick lately and thought this would be a good way to use up some spalted, wormy, punky lumber that I didn’t want to turn into firewood, and also get all my drilling-related tools and accessories in one place.

I got the idea from Woodsmith Vol.22/No.127 way back in February 2000. I made it deeper (both front and back sections) and added doors to close in the back shelves, added more drawers to accommodate the various accessories, drill bits, etc., and used my own measurements to fit my needs. The full-extension drawer slides were the only expense. I had purchased the casters for a storage cart for plywood cut-offs which is still on my to-do list. The other hardware is recycled from other projects, and all the wood is reclaimed, discards, or leftovers.

Here’s another nice drill press cabinet and table.

Now I just need to get the drawers filled and organized, and make a decent drill press table to go with it!

Questions and comments are always welcome.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.





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#1 posted 05-21-2015 05:17 PM

That’s pretty fancy, and looks great to boot! Very nice job.

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

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 05:21 PM

You made it work! Nice integration of woods. Looks well made. Should fit your needs.

Wabi-Sabi!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 08:00 PM

That is really top notch. Saving that for ideas when I get my drill press.

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 08:07 PM

Great job, I made one as well. I like all the changes you did to the plans very creative. Awesome cabinet.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 08:26 PM

Awesome job with the cabinet. Next you can build a nice table for the press to match.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 08:26 PM

Nicely done and practical storage solution. Wish my ‘scrap’ pile looked that good. (-;

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 05-21-2015 11:56 PM

Holy cow! That is way too nice for ‘shop furniture’! I’ve got lots of furniture in the house that isn’t that nice.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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shipwright

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#8 posted 05-22-2015 12:11 AM

Sweet!
I need to do his.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-22-2015 12:17 AM

Uh Oh, Now Paul will make a REALLY fancy one :)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-22-2015 01:01 AM

That’s one beautiful drill press…are you sure you want to use that in the workshop? I definitely think you will be able to keep all of your drill bits and accessories organized from now on! Well done.

-- Jake

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lightweightladylefty

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#11 posted 05-22-2015 02:19 AM

Wow, guys, thanks for all the encouragement! It’s amazing how good pictures can make something look. ;-) I like the rustic look of the oak, but when you look at it closely, you probably wouldn’t want it for furniture in your home.

Andy, I think we can expect a drill press cabinet with full marquetry from Paul, and he could even make it from scrap. After all, there are always lots of little pieces left from cutting out the veneers!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 05-22-2015 02:44 AM

And then he’ll French Polish it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lightweightladylefty

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#13 posted 05-22-2015 02:49 AM

I think you’re right about that, Andy!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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lightweightladylefty

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#14 posted 05-22-2015 04:37 AM

Here’ a link to Ken's drill press cabinet to give you some more ideas.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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shipwright

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#15 posted 05-22-2015 05:32 AM

Was that a challenge???
I did keep all the scrap from the Jewellery Box. I have all those flowers in black cut from the background Ebony and lots of other stuff. :-)
I do like the idea as I have a floor model drill press and nowhere good to keep the accessories.

.... Hmmmmm. ..... challenge …..

Back to topic:
Very nice work and great use of scrap L/W

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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