Drill Press Organizer

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Project by Tooch posted 02-10-2016 06:23 PM 1931 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another addition to the ongoing shop renovation project. Just a simple 2 drawer organizer for under our new Grizzly Drill press. prior to this, we had all of our Drill Bits in a separate locker, which made it a pain to change them out. Now I am able to keep all the tools associated with the new press inside these drawers.

Cool thing about this is that it’s made from 90% scraps. The plywood sides were leftover from a project for the wife, the top and bottom were old shelves (notice the cupped top… oh well), and the fronts were the last pieces of 3/4” oak ply I had from another project. The Pine drawers were reclaimed from a project at my house, and the drawer bottoms were, well, old drawer bottoms. Drawer glides were donated from my local Rockler, which was nice.

Drawers were Dovetail construction, as I needed an example project to demo using the Dovetail jig for the kids. The only new wood I used was the drawer front and back from only 1 drawer. kinda pumped to get rid of the scraps I’ve been holding onto for so long and put them to good use.

Thanks for looking, comments/questions/complaints welcome.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 02-10-2016 09:50 PM

That looks great and a good example for the kids. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 10:46 PM

That’s a dandy and exactly what I need for my new Porter Cable drill press.

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 11:57 PM

Excellent, always good to have things laid out and ready for use where and when you need them.

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#4 posted 02-11-2016 01:22 AM

Nice cabinet. You need to keep up on organization and have things in its place or it will catch up quickly. I like the fact you used what you had. Can’t beat that.

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

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#5 posted 02-11-2016 04:03 AM

Doesn’t it feel great to use up the scraps and get a great shop cabinet, too?! That’s a double whammy for your shop organization! I recently made a drill press cabinet from scraps, and it certainly does help to keep things organized and saves time not having to look for them in a dozen different places.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 02-11-2016 09:35 AM

Nice job had a similar idea for my press but my son bought me a work stand for fathers day I had no use for but did not want to disapoint my boy so I used it as a drill press stand. But yours dose look good well done.

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#7 posted 02-11-2016 12:21 PM

A need to do list for my shop for sure, looks great.

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#8 posted 02-11-2016 01:10 PM

Nicely done!

This happens to be my next project. I have a bench top Grizzly that I need a cabinet to sit on.

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#9 posted 02-13-2016 12:45 PM

Nice one. It’s amazing how most of our equipment need storage for all the accessories that goes with the machines.

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