Quickie Drill Press And Sanding Cart

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Project by Holbs posted 08-02-2015 01:39 AM 2008 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just something I’ve tossed together “quickly” while learning dado’s, grooves, tongues for cabinetry casework. I was going to go the extra mile and toss on doors, but something came up where I needed to get these 2 out of the way. They are nothing fancy, regular ‘ol HD 3/4” ply, all glue & clamps, no screws. Both carts sit on 5” casters.

Drill Press Cart: made the drill press table out of a re-purposed butcher block top. The Rockler split fence I “acquired”. Will be adding pull out drawers for bits and such later on.
Sanding Cart: needed to have a home base for a majority of sanding needs. From my Grizzly combo sander, sand paper sheets, sanding belts (for the grizzly and possible future hand belt sander), sanding disks (6” and 5”), and sanding hand tools. I previously had to hunt down sandpaper in my 2 car garage as they moved by themselves. Now with both of these carts finalized, I have a better organized shop. Yea…I know, they are not pretty to look at. But I’m not out to win awards just yet.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 02:51 AM

I sure wouldn’t put myself down for building those. It is just what you needed and they look great. I was just saying to myself the other day I need to have a place where all the sandpaper stays together and easy to get to, and now you have showed us how to do it. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 10:19 AM

Just moved into a new shop and have been keeping busy with projects like this as well. It’s been a nice break from the normal stuff ans so nice to finally have carts like this in the shop. I really like the look of your sanding cart…might have to steal a couple ideas there!

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 06:28 PM

Some gr8 storage areas there

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-06-2015 01:54 PM

Nice job. I’ve come to the conclusion that rabbets and dados are a must when working with plywood. The damn stuff just wants to curve/bend while it waits to be installed.


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#5 posted 08-06-2015 11:31 PM

The 10 lower right slide outs are 12” long for both 5” and 6” ROS disk grits in 1 slide out. The lower middle section has 9 shelves for 9”x11” sandpaper grits. The lower left holds my 3”x24” and 4”x48” sanding belts. I purposely left the upper right under the combo sander open for future shelving / storage space. I still may put doors on it, but I had to rush to get this done (had to install a whole house fan and other house duties that came calling).

Scott.. the casework is all tongue & groove (or whatever the definition is called… I am finding out what someone calls rabbet & groove means different to someone else), and then all fully housed dado’s for interior shelving.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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