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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 1655 days ago 4685 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This cart was built to hold my Shop Fox Drill Press. The cart measures 18” w x 20” d x 25.5” h. It was made from 3/4” poplar plywood and 3/4” poplar. The wheels are 2.5” high. The drawer boxes are 1/2” poplar plywood with a 3/4” front.





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Tomas

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#1 posted 1654 days ago

Vincent – nice work. I have been thinking what to do with my benchtop d/p and I need to move mine to a table or other surfance – I like this idea – you get some useful storage space underneath – can you tell me a little bit more about the joinery – how are the plywood sides attached to the posts and how did you attach the rails to the posts? Is that just a double stack of plywood for the top? I am looking for some tips because I would like to make that item for my drill press – thanks, Tomas

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 1654 days ago

very nice,,I need one for my planer…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#3 posted 1654 days ago

Nice job. My only question would be “is it top heavy and easily tipped over?” I don’t know how heavy the Shop Fox is but the stand looks a little thin if its very heavy.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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huff

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#4 posted 1654 days ago

Great roll around Cart for your drill press.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#5 posted 1654 days ago

Nice drill press cart!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1654 days ago

I think every shop could use a few of these. Personally I was thinking of a way to build one of these but a bit larger. I want to put my drill press and my 10” band saw on it at the same time. Nice build.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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upperwoodsman

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#7 posted 1654 days ago

what a Idea we all should have a shop full. Great storage also

-- Scott JoBurg MI The More you know the less mistakes...........

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johnnymo

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#8 posted 1654 days ago

Looks great! I need to make one for mine as well.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 1654 days ago

very well done looks great

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Vincent Nocito

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#10 posted 1654 days ago

The panels (sides, back and bottom) are 3/4” plywood set in 1/4” deep grooves. The panels are glued and brad nailed onto the rails and stiles. The rails are set into 3/4” rabbets (glued and brad nailed). The top is laminated 3/4” plywood (glues and screwed from below). The bottom is a double layer of 3/4” plywood. The cabinet is glued and screwed from the inside (I try to avoid visible fasteners whenever possible). The DP weighs about 125#. The DP also has a table and outrigger work supports (not in photo). Is connects to the cart with 5/16” lag bolts. The center of gravity is pretty low and there is no tendency to tip. Other caibnets of this type hold a hollow chisel mortiser and a 13” thickness planer. The original design came from Wood magazine issue 151 & 152, Oct & Nov 2003.

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Tomas

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#11 posted 1653 days ago

Thanks Vincent for explaining the process – if I get to build one of these I’ll send you pics of mine.

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kcrandy

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#12 posted 1652 days ago

The more tools you can put on movable stands which have storage the more versatile a workshop can be. Love it.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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