Drill Press Rolling Cabinet

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Project by Gus01 posted 09-23-2017 06:22 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Previously I had a bench top drill press on top of a tool cabinet. In the drawers I had bits and drill accessories. After switching to a full size drill press I missed having those items right at the tool so I made this rolling cabinet to fit underneath the table. All of the accessories are right where they are used and if I need to lower the table I can just roll out the chest until finished. I added some trim cut from a 1×1 post to keep bits or round items from rolling off the top of the cabinet. It’s also the first time I’ve tried to use mitered corners on a project and I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I’ll likely just put a clear coat on it as I like the wood color vs stains or paint for a shop cabinet.

-- John 3:16

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#1 posted 09-24-2017 12:49 AM

That is a neat idea G’1.

I thought I’d be clever by fixing a decent sized boxed drawer under my table top. Worked like a charm… when empty, but needed my can of spinach when I had to lift the table with stuff in the drawer. I now have a drawer under my “normal” workbench.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 09-24-2017 01:45 AM

Nice work!! I cheated.. got these for free at a closed auto repair shop.

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

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#3 posted 09-24-2017 03:06 AM

Looks great and can never have too many drawers for dust-free storage. Nice!!

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 04:02 AM

Looks good. Looks smart.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 05:48 PM

This is a very nice drill press base and a nice 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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#6 posted 09-26-2017 05:43 AM

This is a very nice drill press base and a nice addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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