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Drill Press Cart from scraps

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 04-09-2008 01:11 AM 4934 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am doing some shop transformations now to accomodate my change in doing things and a movement towards more hand tool work. One of the things I needed to do was move my drill press of the counter top and onto it’s own surface. In the process of tearing out a cabinet I will not be using any longer, I noticed the really nice straight grain of the pine that I laminated the countertop out of. It had warped and cupped completely out of shape as it dried over the last few years (one of the reason I was getting rid of the cabinet). After spending some time at the jointer and planer, I have some beautiful 1 inch thick stock to build this drill press cart. I also had some beadply lying around from a wainscotting project in the house. Voila, a frame and panel drill press cart. You can see by the pix that is is definately a hodgepodge of MDF, pine, and white oak edge banding, but it is really nice and keeps all my drill press stuff together in one place. I loaded my compressor into the bottom cabinet along with some misc items on the shelf. The drawer has plenty of space for my drill indexes, jigs, and a pull out bottom with holes drilled for the odd bits. I have some room for expansion in there as well.

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I use my shop furniture as a learning experience and enjoyed the mortise and tenon work (by hand) for all the frame and panel assemblies. I also joined the two top rails on the cabinet that attach the top using a hand cut dovetail. These are all things I have never tried before. Sure I could have done it faster with the TS and such, but this was a lot of fun!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com





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Bradford

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 01:12 AM

Nice work.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Earle Wright

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 01:22 AM

What’s that little piece of lacewood doing in the drawer? You weren’t planning on sneaking that out in your lunchbox, were you??

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 02:02 AM

Yeah Earle, you can’t trust these lumberjocks.

Nice job of combiiang a place for the drill press with some extra storage !

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Ad Marketing Guy - Bill

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 02:08 AM

What a great use of scrap lumber – nice job!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 02:28 AM

Hi Shannon,

This is a nice mobile stand for your drill press. It adds some valuable storage to your shop and to make it out of scraps is wonderful.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 03:05 AM

That’s a very nice looking stand! Very organized.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 03:22 AM

I agree with Bill!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 04-09-2008 05:24 PM

That will be great until you can get your post drill! Great job!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Douglas Krueger

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 08:27 AM

Shannon,

I follow much the same skills development procedures in that I will use shop furniture as the medium when trying new things. You end up with some lovely shop furniture as a constant reminder of what went right and what went wrong. Nice job of getting your “shyte together”.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#10 posted 02-05-2010 11:36 PM

Nice job on the drill press cart.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 02-06-2010 05:50 AM

that came out great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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