|Project by Roz||posted 02-02-2011 04:08 AM||3726 views||27 times favorited||20 comments|
A few months ago I started looking at some LJ post on improving the shop drill press. I ask for recommendations and a little free advice which turned out to be very helpful. Here is my result.
My drill press table is 18 X 36 inch and made of doubled ¾ inch MDF. I included a fence mounted on T-track and will be making some T-track hold downs for it. I put a tool rest on the front because I can never have enough place to sit things that I should actually put away. There is a 3 inch square insert where the drill meets the bench.
The bottom is a tool cart made of cut off lumber left over from Christmas projects. The back of the cabinet was a crate in a previous life. The sides are ¾ inch CDX (heavily sanded) and the drawer fronts are ½ inch AC. Drawers are 3 inch trays made of ¾ inch ply and drawer pulls are recycled, and painted. It rides on 3 inch casters and is removable to accommodate large stock on the press. The cart was looking like a real cheap project until I purchased the drawer slides. I used 16 inch Accuride 3832 full extension drawer slides with a hold in feature so the drawers remain closed while the cabinet is rolled around. These slides have become a favorite of mine.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."