|Project by TLAR_Engineering||posted 07-10-2010 08:25 PM||5450 views||22 times favorited||9 comments|
Here is the drill press cabinet that I made from plans out of American Woodworker magazine #78 from February 2000. It goes around my Grandfathers 1933 Delta DP220 drill press. (it got a bit of rust on it when I moved last year…gotta take care of that!) The plans required modification to fit my press, but the main idea came right out of the magazine.
1 Overall assembly as it sits in the shop. (nevermind the fuel splatter on the paint job…stupid mower!)
2 Note the drawers are not full depth due to the support post of the drill…but still plenty of room in there!
3 Here’s the back of the cabinet. The secret is the full depth drawer slides.
- Top is 24.5” wide x 23” deep x 1.5” thick (2 pieces of 3/4” plywood)
- Main cabinet is 3/4” MDF
- Cabinet is 38” tall x 20.5” wide x 20” deep
- drawer slides are 20” long
- Drawers (minus fronts) are: 17.875” wide x 11.5” deep x 5” high
- Drawer fronts are 20.5” wide and height as required
If you are lucky enough to have a floor drill press, why not reclaim the space underneath it and build one too!
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