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Project by Medickep posted 01-09-2017 08:28 PM 2048 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a Christmas present to myself and to make up for selling my large rigid drill press during my divorce, I bought myself this 12” Wen drill press. I haven’t use it enough to speak on its quality yet, but I’m liking the auto speed selection!!

Luckily I kept my drill press table with dust collection built in, even though I posted it on offer up and a guy wanted to buy it just as I made the decision to get this press!

Anyways, the cabinet is on locking casters and has the three drawers for more storage as my garage is small!

The cabinet is 24” x 27” x 27”. The press is 37” tall so when I made the cabinet 36” tall it was way to tall and I had to redesign it a bit! Thank got for pocket screws!

-- Keith





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Lalen

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 08:35 PM

That looks great! Perfect timing for me as I just bought the exact same drill press and am planning on building a rolling stand for it. Is it a 3/4 plywood box? did you have to double up the top for strength?

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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Medickep

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#2 posted 01-09-2017 08:37 PM

Lalen-

It is a 3/4” box. I did and plywood scrap supports for the weight on the sides as well as the middle. Sweet on the timing!

-- Keith

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Lalen

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 09:35 PM

Great. Thanks. I just checked out your DP table as well because I’ll eventually build one of those too.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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67flh

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 10:43 PM

Very nicely done !

-- Brad

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 01-10-2017 03:19 AM

Nice I love mine, I have one that wraps around it being its a floor model. Great storage enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Medickep

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#6 posted 01-10-2017 03:46 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Keith

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MustacheMike

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#7 posted 01-10-2017 10:29 AM

Super nice. Perfect for smaller drill presses.

-- You can trust Mike -" because I will never pull your stash!" See my show weekly at Stumpynubs.com

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-10-2017 12:11 PM

You really did a good job on this cabinet and it will be a nice 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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kristopher

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#9 posted 01-10-2017 03:38 PM

I still want it :-(

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#10 posted 01-10-2017 04:06 PM

well done

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Mainiac Matt

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#11 posted 01-10-2017 04:16 PM

Looks very handy.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Medickep

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#12 posted 01-10-2017 04:26 PM

Thanks guys, I please with the build and the drill press for the few uses I’ve done!

Kristopher-
Was that you on offer up?

-- Keith

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bobasaurus

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#13 posted 01-10-2017 06:15 PM

Wow that looks useful, wish I had one.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Medickep

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#14 posted 01-10-2017 10:09 PM

By the way, I’m sure it’s obvious, but I failed to mention the depth of the cabinet was determined so I had a spot for my grinder I use seldomly!

-- Keith

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robscastle

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#15 posted 01-10-2017 11:18 PM

WTH!

Divorce and still got some money left over?... unheard of!

Go but a nice set of twist drill bit and a forstner set quick smart, berore the wolves find your stash and relieve you of it too!
BTW now they also know where your grinder is hidden!!...its will be next!

You know why tornados all have womens names?
the start of as a small blow then the next thing they have got your house

Have fun drilling holes in an effigy, tee hee ..but dont let those two good looking boys catch you

-- Regards Robert

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