Inexpensive drill press stand

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Project by scamp238 posted 09-05-2011 10:34 PM 3524 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is my latest almost free project. I have a friend that is a contractor. He is saving his scrap for me to use. He would just throw it away anyway. I recently came across a free brand new drill press. The drill press is about 10 years old, but it was never used. I kind of stumbled upon it by accident. Anyway, I needed a stand to put it on. I used 2X4 legs, 2X6 top supports, 3/4 plywood for the top, 2X4 bottom supports and 3/4 plywood for the bottom shelf. I secured everything with 3” wood screws. The best thing about this is the price. I maybe have 2 or 3 dollars in the whole thing, drill press included!

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 11:29 PM

Brian, A belated welcome to LumberJocks.. All three of these workshop projects are a perfect start. My favorite type of stuff… simple, functional and cheap (nice recycling of scrap). Look forward to seeing more stuff in the future.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 11:33 PM

Thank you. I am in the process of putting together my shop and getting it organized. I have a small space to work with. It is a converted bedroom in my basement. I hope to have a radial arm saw in the near future. When I get everything set, I plan to start building and posting more.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 12:22 AM

Nice looking stand. Very solid looking. I look forward to seeing additional fixtures you make for your shop as you get it set up and organized.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 12:41 AM

Very keen utilization of resorurses, Great for You to get these items for free, nice stand, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 01:02 AM

Thank you. I want to make a drill press table next. There are so many different ideas. I need a simple plan without all of the T tracks and such things.

-- Brian, North Georgia

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