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Functional Drill Press Stand.. (it aint purty but it works!)

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Project by Lalen posted 01-14-2017 09:32 PM 2301 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a new drill press (12” Wen) a couple of weeks ago and it was too tall for my bench. (I just had a tiny 8” DP before)

I saw some really great builds here on lumberjocks and thought I might tackle one of those but for some reason I wasn’t in the mood to wrestle with hauling 3/4 inch plywood from home depot and breaking it down, plus I had a bunch of miscellaneous 2×4s that have been taking up space for a while.

It was a challenge, make something I need with only what I had. Glued up some panels for the top and bottom, planed with my router jig, then basic frame assembly with glue and screws. I may come back at some point and skin it with some plywood and build some drawers, but I am finished for now!

Scroll saw makes pretty good ballast!

Posting my projects, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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





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papadan

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 09:36 PM

Don’t look so ugly really, nice use of scraps.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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Julian

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#2 posted 01-15-2017 01:47 AM

Well done. Projects like this are an ideal way to use all that extra wood that has no other purpose.

-- Julian

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BobWemm

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#3 posted 01-15-2017 01:57 AM

Looks good to me also.
Our Men’s Shed had the same problem, the bench was too high for the bobbin sander we bought, so had to make one similar to yours.
Great job.
Functionality (my first big word for the day) wins out over looks every time.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Lalen

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#4 posted 01-15-2017 03:54 AM

Thanks guys for the feedback. It’s just got a lot of nail holes, different colors of wood , Some old some new. The darker wood is actually some framing lumber that I cut out of my attic when I was doing some work up there this year. That’s 25+years old since the house was built in 1992.

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

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papadan

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#5 posted 01-15-2017 05:58 AM

Use the damn drill press and the stand will be covered in saw dust. ;-)

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#6 posted 01-15-2017 11:28 AM

Looks pretty good to me and seems like it will certainly serve its purpose. The bonus is making good use of all of that scrap wood. Need to do that more myself.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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nonameguy

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#7 posted 01-15-2017 02:03 PM

I just bought the same drill press and need to get it off of my bench and on a rolling stand. Great job!

-- Robert

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 01-15-2017 04:02 PM

Most of my shop furniture is practical and functional. I don’t think any of it would be considered pretty. Nevertheless, it works for me. It seems like your drill press base will work fine. One of these days if we can scrape up the time maybe we can also make some pretty shop furniture. BTW, I love nice looking shop furniture and don’t begrudge anyone the time to make nice pretty shop furniture for their shop. Everyone has different priorities for their shops. Time is not on my side and I would prefer to spend the time on my projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Lalen

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#9 posted 01-15-2017 06:47 PM

Ha! True! camouflage!


Use the damn drill press and the stand will be covered in saw dust. ;-)

- papadan


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

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Lalen

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#10 posted 01-15-2017 06:49 PM

Yep… that was the main purpose, I don’t need more drawers just yet… loving the drill press so far.


I just bought the same drill press and need to get it off of my bench and on a rolling stand. Great job!

- nonameguy


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

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Lalen

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#11 posted 01-15-2017 06:51 PM

Amen Charles.. my sentiments exactly. Respect for those who made them nice… I’ll eventually get there… just solved the problem first and didn’t spend any money!


Most of my shop furniture is practical and functional. I don t think any of it would be considered pretty. Nevertheless, it works for me. It seems like your drill press base will work fine. One of these days if we can scrape up the time maybe we can also make some pretty shop furniture. BTW, I love nice looking shop furniture and don t begrudge anyone the time to make nice pretty shop furniture for their shop. Everyone has different priorities for their shops. Time is not on my side and I would prefer to spend the time on my projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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

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ColonelTravis

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#12 posted 01-15-2017 08:55 PM

Man who the hell cares what shop stuff looks like, save your money for nice wood for projects! My motto. Stand looks just fine from here. I bought the same drill press. Great buy for the money.

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