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Project by nwbusa posted 07-17-2012 05:12 AM 105376 views 60 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project post, and it’s not pretty—but it is functional. :)

I needed a place that would provide ready access to my cordless drills, circular saw (love that thing for breaking down sheet goods in a hurry), batteries, etc. I didn’t invent this concept—I found some similar designs on google, but I designed this one to fit my available space and needs.

It’s made of 3/4” (or, more precisely, 18 mm) Baltic birch plywood. When it comes to plywood, I really like BB. It’s flat, virtually void-free, and the edges actually look good enough that I don’t feel compelled to trim them out for shop furniture.

I only took one pic of the assembly process, showing where I drilled the back part of the drill slots with a Forstner bit and then cut out the slots at the table saw.

I hit the front edge of the drill shelf with a 1/4” roundover bit on the router table and glued it into the dados. The corners of the cabinet are reinforced rabbet joints.

The circular saw sits on a little shelf that rests at 45 degrees. Gravity would hold it in place, but I recessed a small flush-mount magnet near the top of the saw shoe to keep it secure. My LED flashlight and reciprocating saw sit on the bottom shelf, near the battery charger. I don’t use the recip saw much for fine woodworking :)

I made four drill slots, one more than I have tools at the moment. Dewalt is due to release its 20V 1/2” impact driver soon, and it will occupy the final slot.

The station is attached to the wall via a French cleat at the top, so I can move it to a new spot as shop reorganization necessitates.

I was a bit sloppy on the glue squeeze out… got in a rush and heck… it’s shop storage.

Thanks for looking!

-- John, BC, Canada





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 09:44 AM

Nice job, Have several Dewalts like your self, great tools. This storage should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 02:05 PM

Excellent project!. I need to build one of these for my drills.

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

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 02:10 PM

I’m no fan of cordless tools (hate having batteries run out in the middle of a project) but that is a great way to store them if you have them! That’s nice work there.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoa-AgyeFWqnQfGIJwdzkog

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NedB

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 02:15 PM

timely project, Think I need to build one of those soon! +1 to my favorites

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 06:23 PM

cool idea!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 07:03 PM

Very necessary for any workshop. Nice job!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 11:32 PM

Great project! I also really liked the way you made the shelf for your circular saw as well. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 07-18-2012 12:28 AM

Nice work!

-- Chris in Maine - http://www.cooltoolshed.com

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#9 posted 07-18-2012 12:28 PM

I like it – simple design but (as you say) functional.

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

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#10 posted 07-19-2012 05:22 PM

I like this idea a lot. Of course… right now… I’m using my hubby’s drills and he likes to store his in the boxes on a shelf. I like to be able to grab and go so maybe I can convert him… or I might be able to get my own. LOL! Eventually I will have my own work space.

Love how you have your circular saw stored. This I will definitely have to do. Thanks for sharing.

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Diogo

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#11 posted 02-01-2017 07:07 PM

Hi John. Great idea and superb execution. I’m thinking of building one for me.

What are the approximate dimensions for this project of yours? (Width, Height, Depth)

Thanks.

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