Quick & Dirty drill press stand

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Project by Andrew posted 02-10-2012 11:54 PM 2382 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just needed a place to put my drill press aside from the garage floor. It is not pretty, but it’s functional and gives me a couple little shelves to store bits, and other random junk.

Made from 2×4s. 1/2”OSB and 1/8” hardboard. I had everything aside from the hardboard lying around, so the total cost was $4.

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 01:50 AM

If it does the job for you, that’s all that matters.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 03:16 AM

I think it’s a great idea, I’m all about functional for my shop, if I ts fine furniture it belongs elsewhere. As long as it does it’s intended task.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 04:15 AM

4 bucks,can’t beat that price and its functional…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 05:16 AM

It must have been difficult using the drill press while it was on the floor? Lol.

First & foremost: Make it functional, so that it does what you NEED it to do!
While: Doing it, within YOUR time frame & budget!
If reasonably possible: Build in added “Features”!
If time & Money allows: Make it PRETTY!

I appreciate aesthetics, but I’m more about the “Down & Dirty”, when “Push comes to shove”!!!

Great job,

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 12:48 PM

Well I’d use it on a workmate, but it’s quite heavy to be moving it around. I have enough scraps lying around to make a similar table for my little jointer too :)

Thanks for the comments!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 01:39 AM

Nice job, and the price is right

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 12:42 AM

Nice job andrew!
I’m in albany NY too. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 12:48 PM

Nice, NiteWalker. good to know there’s another LJ in the area ;)

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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