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Project by ArtB posted 757 days ago 4682 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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Mark Gipson

171 posts in 2014 days


#1 posted 757 days ago

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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madts

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#2 posted 757 days ago

Nice job. What king of drawer slides did you use?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 757 days ago

Nice job, great use of space with some storage!

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

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Theron

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#4 posted 757 days ago

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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javaboy

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#5 posted 756 days ago

Nice!!! I need to make something like that for my floor standing DP.

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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NiteWalker

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#6 posted 756 days ago

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.

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ArtB

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#7 posted 756 days ago

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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Andy Panko

86 posts in 955 days


#8 posted 756 days ago

Really cool. Simple, functional and very well executed.

-- Andy Panko, Edison NJ

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