|Project by Paul Pomerleau||posted 01-12-2011 11:12 PM||2365 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I am just starting out in the woodworking field and for Christmas I purchased some power woodworking tools for my new shop in my empty 13’x14’ room in the basement.
I discovered this site a couple of months ago, but they were not accepting new registrations until yesterday.
In the meantime, I’ve been viewing all the projects and attempting a few on my own.
The size of my shop means that everything has to be on wheels. I had purchased a metal base with retractable wheels from a local machine store in the area and I was able to move my drill press around but I felt it wasn’t very stable or safe, and that someday an accident was going to happen.
One of the projects that I saw on this site was a mobile base from DonH and I knew that it was what I needed for my DP. Thanks Don, it’s perfect.
I had to learn Sketchup in order to draw it out. Once that was done everything went together perfectly.
The DP is bolted directly to the base, and since the wheels are tucked into holes, the DP is only about an inch higher than before and the footprint is now larger so it is much more stable.
I then went back to Sketchup and started the plans for the DP table, and once again things went together very well.
I have many more things to build and organize, but it will eventually come together.
Thanks for looking.
-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada