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I needed a stand to mount my bench top drill press, plus some storage. Made of MDF, except the top which is 3/4 ply with some trim. Finished with Shellac. Any ideas for a drill press top?
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#1 posted 08-02-2012 02:13 PM
I need a stand for my drill press as it’s a little bit too big for my bench. I was wondering if this feels a bit top heavy when you are moving it around without any weight in the bottom?
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#2 posted 08-02-2012 02:32 PM
Nice job. What king of drawer slides did you use?
-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.
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#3 posted 08-02-2012 03:35 PM
Nice job, great use of space with some storage!
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#4 posted 08-02-2012 09:57 PM
1. First of all nice DP stand.
2. Honestly these pictures kind of depress me. My workshop is covered in drifts of sawdust with colorful rags of stain spread in a Jackson Pollock like pattern.
3. Lastly, with the idea that I may someday build a stand for my bench-top model – are non-locking casters ever an issue?
-- Theron W., Enid, OK - as a young man I enjoyed boxing, now I just like making them.
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#5 posted 08-03-2012 01:14 AM
Nice!!! I need to make something like that for my floor standing DP.
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#6 posted 08-03-2012 04:54 AM
Looks great, nice job.For a table, do a quick search on here in the projects section for drill press table ideas. Mark those you like as favorites for reference later on.
Here’s a pic of my dp table:
It’s two sheets of 1/2” baltic birch plywood glued together, plastic laminate on the top and bottom, t-track for fence and hold downs. The fence is just more scraps with a t-track for stops.
-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.
#7 posted 08-03-2012 12:17 PM
I have had no problems w\ it being top heavy, or shifting when moving or using it so far.No slides used, just a tight\snung fit. With the back wall of the drawer moved in about 3 1/2 inches to make it work like full extenion glides.I keep the DP along a wall so I really don’t have a problem w\ it moving when in use. The wheels were laying around, and i only move it for cleanimg.Thanks for the tip about the drill table, and comments.
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#8 posted 08-03-2012 07:43 PM
Really cool. Simple, functional and very well executed.
-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ, www.pankowoodworks.com
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