Drill Press Cabinet

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Project by boatz posted 08-24-2016 09:34 PM 1759 views 24 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new Jet drill press needed storage. I added a Woodpeckers table that is mounted with toggle clamps instead of screws. This makes it much easier to take on and off. The storage cabinet underneath is from Woodsmith with modifications to fit my drill press. It is made from 18 mm Baltic birch and is on casters. It is really great having bits and accessories right at hand.

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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#1 posted 08-24-2016 10:09 PM

Looks mighty darn good and handy too. It’s another thing on my projects list.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 08-24-2016 10:17 PM

Looks good! I’m right there with Northwest29 as well…an add to my projects list.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 08-24-2016 11:48 PM

Looks great, I need to get a new drill press first, what model is your Jet

-- Colombia Custom woodworking

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#4 posted 08-24-2016 11:51 PM

That cabinet looks good. I might have to make it yet.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 08-25-2016 12:47 AM

Looks great!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#6 posted 08-25-2016 01:23 AM

Your cabinet is a great addition to the shop. That looks like a mighty fine drill press! I, too, used the Woodsmith idea and made some alterations. I wish I had made mine years ago because I certainly do like the convenience of having all my drilling needs in one place.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 08-25-2016 01:45 AM

Lee – the model is JDP-17 a 17” model. After 10 years with a 10” Ryobi it sure is sweet.
L/W – nice stand of yours. You certainly have more storage

All – thanks for the nice comments

-- You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find, you'll get what you need

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#8 posted 08-25-2016 01:40 PM

This makes a very nice drill press table and it will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#9 posted 08-25-2016 02:06 PM

I’ve been pondering one of those for years, basically a rolling cabinet with a dedicated parking spot.
I think I’ll also ‘borrow’ your idea with the toggle clamps, both are excellent DP upgrades!

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#10 posted 08-25-2016 04:08 PM

That’s a great cabinet.

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#11 posted 08-25-2016 09:50 PM

Very nice. These plans have been sitting on my workbench for months. Your success and finished project has inspired me to get moving.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#12 posted 08-26-2016 05:54 AM

Very nice setup and I like your mods to the cabinet. The factory table looks like it is a nice size to start with.

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#13 posted 08-27-2016 01:51 AM

Nice job!

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#14 posted 08-27-2016 01:53 AM

Nice job!

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