|Project by HickoryHill||posted 03-16-2011 02:37 AM||29010 views||91 times favorited||34 comments|
This cordless drill charging station is of my own design, but with some heavy influence from a couple Shop Notes articles. The actual slots for holding the drills came from Shop Notes 58. The other Shop Notes I referenced was #100.
I wanted a place to put all the chargers, drills and batteries so they just weren’t lying around on my counters. I went through several designs, from a wide and short design to the design you see here. I wanted a place also to store my drill index and various other bits. My original intent was to store the batteries in the drawer, but there is enough room behind the drills to store the extra batteries. That way I could store more in the drawers, like my forstner bits.
There is a gap between the back station wall and the actual back of the cabinet allowing any cords to go behind there. Plus if needed it can be placed in front of an outlet and hide all plug ends with the built in space. The top shelf is removable so I can get to cords and a power strip underneath it.
Rough measurements are 14”D x 25”W x 27”H.
All the design work was done in Sketchup. Materials consist of 3/4” Oak plywood for everything except for the drawer which is 1/2” Baltic Birch ply.
I made a 1/2” mdf template to cut out the notches. I then used a router to cut half the notch and then cut the other half of the notch when it was removed. A 1/4” round over bit was run around all the edges of the notches.
This is pretty much done on this it just needs to drawer slides and drawer knob.
Thanks for looking! Any questions just let me know.
EDIT: I am using 75# full extension slides on mine. Don’t plan on running to the local HD, Lowes, Menards to find 10” slides, they don’t have them (atleast not mine). I got my slides from Lee Valley as they were the cheapest option between themselves, Rockler and Woodcraft.
-- Jim, Michigan