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Mobile base for drill press and my drill press table

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Project by DocFoster posted 03-29-2016 11:08 PM 919 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Earlier this winter while snowed in, I made a drill press table for my table top Ryobi drill press and then a mobile base for the drill press as well. All made from scraps laying around the shop – drill press table = 2 pieces of 3/4” plywood glued together and some oak strips around the front and sides. The only thing I had to purchase was the T-track from Rockler and the casters which I purchased on sale from Woodcraft.
The mobile base is 3/4” plywood, with the top made from leftover oak stair tread as well as some of the drawer front. The other drawer fronts are maple from various projects.
In the 10 drawers, I have some of my corded and cordless drills, drill bit sets, chucks and holds, forstner bits, masonry bits, spade bits, step bits, various specialty bits, etc.





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 03-30-2016 01:43 AM

Nice work, having it organized and ready for use always makes projects easier to focus on.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 03:51 AM

Well done. Great storage and excellent table to work on : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 03:32 PM

That is a wonderful shop built drill press table and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 03-30-2016 03:32 PM

Nicely done. Gotta love the additional storage.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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dbhost

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#5 posted 03-30-2016 04:15 PM

Looks awesome!

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jonlruss

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#6 posted 03-30-2016 06:50 PM

Nice job. I just built a mobile base for my drill press to although it’s nowhere as nice as yours!

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 03-30-2016 06:59 PM

That looks very useful, wish I had one.

-- Allen, Colorado

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English

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#8 posted 03-30-2016 06:59 PM

Great looking drill press table, this one thing still on my to do list. Thanks for sharing..

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#9 posted 03-30-2016 07:43 PM

Great work. The only thing wrong with it I see is it’s not in my shop.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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