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Project by Breeze73 posted 05-16-2018 04:44 PM 1943 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So… I got tired of having my Drill press on my home made planer stand, and my DW735 sit on the floor. I also got tired of having my Rikon Bandsaw siting on the floor. And it was a huge pain to dig out my hollow chisel mortiser from where it was being stored. Plus, when these tools were being placed, they were a huge tripping hazard. So I decided I wanted more storage and something I could use to get my tools of the floor while also making them portable at the same time. So I decided to essentially build a chest of drawers that would be strong enough to put 3 rather heavy tools on top of. This is the result. Its made from 3/4” BB and 3/4” pine. The carcass looks like frame and panels, but it is just an applied molding of pine. The only frame and panels on this is the drawer fronts. The finish is natural Danish Oil and 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance Poly.

-- Breeze





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moke

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 05:00 PM

very well done and quite functional, I love all the storage you got!!! Good job!

-- Mike

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#2 posted 05-16-2018 05:07 PM

That is a fine looking addition to the shop and it looks like it will provide loads of storage in addition to providing a good place for your equipment. That is a very cross functional stand.

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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 05-16-2018 05:09 PM

Nice upgrade and as you said much better than the floor. My only suggestion. Make a power bar for the tools to plug into on your bench. Then have a extension cord that supplies the power cord. This way everything is always plugged in and if you move it you need only unplug once.

Something like this:

My cabinet has all the wiring hidden internally and connects to main power via this plug on far side of cabinet. I have three outlets in various places for when needed and the main saws are hardwired in using 10 gauge wire.

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

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Breeze73

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#4 posted 05-16-2018 05:20 PM



Nice upgrade and as you said much better than the floor. My only suggestion. Make a power bar for the tools to plug into on your bench. Then have a extension cord that supplies the power cord. This way everything is always plugged in and if you move it you need only unplug once.

Something like this:

My cabinet has all the wiring hidden internally and connects to main power via this plug on far side of cabinet. I have three outlets in various places for when needed and the main saws are hardwired in using 10 gauge wire.

- woodbutcherbynight

I actually have already done that exact thing, but it was after the photos were taken. I initially though of having a power strip inside of the case, but I didn’t want to have to make any of the drawers shorter than they needed to be to accommodate the cords and a power strip. So I decided about just using a 3 way splitter, and plugging that into a short extension cord.

-- Breeze

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Breeze73

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 05:21 PM



very well done and quite functional, I love all the storage you got!!! Good job!

- moke

Thanks Mike!

-- Breeze

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Breeze73

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#6 posted 05-16-2018 05:21 PM



That is a fine looking addition to the shop and it looks like it will provide loads of storage in addition to providing a good place for your equipment. That is a very cross functional stand.

- EarlS

Thank you Earl!

-- Breeze

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 05-16-2018 05:27 PM

Nice looking bench.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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BikerDad

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#8 posted 05-16-2018 06:45 PM

Very nice looking for shop furniture. Put some stylish casters on it and you could move it into the guest bedroom.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 05-16-2018 06:45 PM


I actually have already done that exact thing, but it was after the photos were taken. I initially though of having a power strip inside of the case, but I didn t want to have to make any of the drawers shorter than they needed to be to accommodate the cords and a power strip. So I decided about just using a 3 way splitter, and plugging that into a short extension cord.

- Breeze73

I will admit I took some time planning that aspect of my build. As you said you need extra room for the wiring so as not to compromise drawer size.

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

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bobasaurus

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#10 posted 05-16-2018 07:12 PM

Looks great, all those drawers will be nice.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 05-16-2018 08:51 PM

Wow misplaced bedroom furniture. Too nice for my shop, it would just get torn up.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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jimintx

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#12 posted 05-16-2018 10:09 PM

Same here, that would look quite out of place in my shop.

It is a very nice looking build, for sure. I know you will enjoy the usage, storage and organization that it affords.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 05-17-2018 12:50 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#14 posted 05-17-2018 06:49 PM

You did a wonderful job on this tool stand and it will be a fine addition to your shop.

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

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#15 posted 05-17-2018 08:41 PM

Dimensions man! We need Dimensions! How can we plagiarize your idea without dimensions!

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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