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Project by KenBry posted 04-04-2018 03:49 PM 2101 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to move my little delta bench drill press on and I got the Jet 17” floor drill press. Rockler had a tool cart wheel set that uses a piece of plywood as the base. That wheel set was the base on which to build my storage cabinet. I used a basic sheet of 3/4” birch veneer ply to build the cabinet. The 10” drawer slides came from HD. I used hard select pine for the drawer stiles. Also used the select pine and white pine for the drawer fronts.
Total cost was about $100.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.





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EarlS

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 05:33 PM

That’s what my lDelta drill press wants to look like when it grows up. Looks good.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 04-04-2018 09:04 PM

Nice cabinet! I like your “Mill Table” that you use with the drill press!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 04-04-2018 10:42 PM

Stellar job on the drill press cabinet…That will be a fine addition to your shop….Nothing like having plenty / extra storage to store things….Storage is like clamps…You know what they say about clamps…!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 04-05-2018 03:43 AM

Nice looking cabinet. For others looking can you tell us what determined the dimensions of your drawers. Were they built for something in particular or did you go with the all purpose / multi purpose idea?

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

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Noskcaj

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#5 posted 04-05-2018 03:43 PM

Nice work. I have a craftsman dp that feels the same way as EarlS’s. where did you get that mill device. I like that too?
Rick

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moke

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#6 posted 04-05-2018 04:51 PM

Great Job on the cabinet, Ken! This peaks my interest…...Is a modern day DP going to suffer any side effects from doing some light milling! If anyone has the answer I would love to do this…...
Thanks for showing Ken and thanks for your service to our nation!

-- Mike

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KenBry

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#7 posted 04-07-2018 11:52 AM


Nice looking cabinet. For others looking can you tell us what determined the dimensions of your drawers. Were they built for something in particular or did you go with the all purpose / multi purpose idea?

Thank you all for the kind words.

The drawers are 11” X 11” They vary in height to allow for different sized items in each drawer. I could have probably made them a little deeper but it really wasn’t to big an issue. They are just basic drawers meant to hold drill bit sets, drum sander set and anything else drill related.

The cabinet is also easily removed from the base. Just lift and pull it out. It’s held in place by the base wheel set.

As for the Milling table, I just got it. I actually intend to use it for Jeweling (engine turning) items. It will allow me to make small incremental adjustments. Will I ever use it for real milling operations? Not likely So for now it will just sit atop the Drill press basically stored there until needed.

I also got the Woodpecker drillpress table and fence when I got everything else. I could have built my own but I have to many other things I want to build.

I’m presently working on another cabinet to go under my Lathe so more to come.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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