Rolling Drill Press Cart

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Project by Vincent Nocito posted 10-05-2009 09:08 PM 12621 views 11 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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#1 posted 10-05-2009 10:40 PM

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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#2 posted 10-05-2009 11:54 PM

very nice,,I need one for my planer…

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 02:07 AM

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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#4 posted 10-06-2009 02:49 AM

Great roll around Cart for your drill press.

-- John @

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 02:51 AM

Nice drill press cart!

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 03:01 AM

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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#7 posted 10-06-2009 03:53 AM

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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#8 posted 10-06-2009 04:37 AM

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

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

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#9 posted 10-06-2009 05:34 AM

very well done looks great

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 10-06-2009 01:39 PM

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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#11 posted 10-06-2009 10:09 PM

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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#12 posted 10-08-2009 03:44 AM

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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