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Project by 489tad posted 03-23-2012 03:01 PM 2124 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been needing to get my drill press off the floor dolly for some time now. I made the cart from a $5.00 damaged 3/4” oak plywood. I make garage cabinets with 3” fingerjoints using a router jig seen in picture two. I saw that done on a table leg of a display table and liked it, just something different. The drawers were made from our kids old play table. I used a dovetail jig to make the drawers. I left the scribbles and stickers on the drawers. Drawer glides were from a old desk. Knobs from a old kitchen redo. Top is scrap particle board with oak trim. Three coats of poly. The only purchase was the casters. Nothing fancy but it will help with stroage. My next projects will be getting my shop under control. Thanks for looking.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.





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lizardhead

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#1 posted 03-23-2012 03:16 PM

First thing I noticed was the snow blower, it took me back for a second to my days in Wisconsin. I live in Arizona now, not much use for those things

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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KMT

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 04:08 PM

More storage and organization is always good.
-Martin

-- - Martin

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#3 posted 03-23-2012 05:42 PM

I want to build something similar either to hold my benchtop drill or stay under the table of the floor drill. Either way keep all the drills in one place. I’m in SC I thought that was a tiller.

-- Jeff,

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#4 posted 03-23-2012 10:49 PM

Good job on the cart, sounds like the price was right

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Dinger

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#5 posted 03-24-2012 11:23 AM

Nice station. Love the thriftiness and efficiency.

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#6 posted 03-24-2012 12:13 PM

Way too make things work .. its a funny feeling when the shop starts closin in on you. Care to build me about 5 of those bad boys Dan?

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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489tad

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#7 posted 03-24-2012 03:00 PM

Thanks guys!
Lizzardhead, I only had to use the snowblower once this year.
Chris its never been this bad before, clutter that is. I did score another sheet for $15.00. Only a small chunk was taken out with the fork lift. That one will be a wall cabinet.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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allandcarr

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 03:50 PM

I am also getting ready to build a stand for my bench top DP but I am struggling with how high to make it. I am rather short at 5’5”. Does anyone have any ideas on how to gauge a comfortable height including 4” casters? And by the way Dan, real nice job on yours.

-- Allan, Baltimore MD

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