Shelf for my new Benchtop Drill Press

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Project by jerrells posted 05-10-2012 12:36 PM 2763 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to add a bench top drill press to my shop – however the bench top had no room. I did have this small area at the end of the bench but, and the reason for the angled corner, was ny SUV still need to fit in the garage. Made out of 3/4 by 3” wood, all doubled in thickness. The top is two layers of 3/4 MDF. It was solid as a rock when I finished however I did add a stiff leg, just to make sure.

I still need to rearrange the clamps that were stored above this space however that is another day.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Keith Fenton

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 02:03 PM

You just need to get a smaller car so that you can fit some more benches in your garage!

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 06:47 PM

Nice bench! Once I purchased a full-sized table saw, there was no more parking in the car. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 04:21 AM

Very nice, my cars no longer know what the inside of the garage is. The wife wants stuff, so she has to clean the snow off her car now to get it :) If she reads this I am probably sleeping in the shop tonight, LOL

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

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#4 posted 05-11-2012 04:55 AM

Very good – I need to made a better home for my drill press, yet one more project to start and then complete!! The “stiff” leg was a good add on.

Marty – funny stuff, good to know the wife can clean off her own car. Life’s a trade off.

-- Harold

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 10:57 AM

That is awesome! It is amazing what we can do to make things fit, isn’t it? Great job!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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