Drill Press cabinet "not pretty"

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Project by Matt posted 09-02-2015 04:48 PM 1346 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found myself needing a spindle sander and didn’t have one, so I made one. Basically I made a box, put the bolts on the bottom through it and held it onto the drill press base with knobs I had made and threaded onto the bolts. I also added a 2” dust collection port to the back. The hole is big enough for my 2” drum sander along with the other smaller sizes that I have to still make inserts for (just haven’t because I don’t use them that often).

That’s it.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 09-02-2015 05:25 PM

As I said in your featherboard post. “Pretty” dont matter! Looks like it works good.

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 07:08 PM

Thank you very much.

-- Matt

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 08:40 PM

Pretty is way over rated (just look at my Ex Girlfriend :) ) as long as it works to help you make something else that is Pretty than I say it is Perfect.

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#4 posted 09-05-2015 02:52 PM


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#5 posted 10-17-2015 07:03 AM

Pretty got me in trouble once or twice in my life!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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#6 posted 10-17-2015 01:23 PM

Focusing on function over aesthetics on items for the shop can leave you more time for building things from the shop.

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#7 posted 10-19-2015 02:05 PM

Well stated Oggie. Thanks for the comments everyone.

-- Matt

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