Shop Project #7 Drill Press Wall Rack

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 12-16-2012 08:48 PM 4218 views 27 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some time now I have been meaning to build myself a rack or a cabinet for storing my drill press bits and accessories. I plumped for the rack rather than the cabinet, although with hindsight, I should have went for the cabinet. It seems I still have a a whole pile of stuff needing a home near the DP. Perhaps I’ll get around to solving that problem in the near future?

A quick and easy build over a couple of evenings after work. It’s made from pine boards. I only had to purchase the dowel rod, which prevents the bits from falling off over the edge. It measures approx 25” x 25”. A good project for using up some more of my scrap pile.

I used screw cups where screws were used just to dress it up a little, and because I have had a box for years and decided to make use of them. Four coats of a Tung oli/Poly/Danish oil mix to seal and preserve for longevity.

I hope you like it?

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 12-16-2012 08:51 PM

great looking rack,it turned out well and looks very useful.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 08:57 PM

Nice work on this.

Nothing like being organized.


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#3 posted 12-16-2012 09:01 PM

A great storage unit helps put everything at your finger tips.

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#4 posted 12-16-2012 10:05 PM

Nice storage. What are the long bits on the left side used for?

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#5 posted 12-16-2012 10:18 PM

Convienent and user friendly too! Nice. (insert applauding smiley face here)

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#6 posted 12-16-2012 10:20 PM

Well done! Keeping the DP bits at hand is a bit (pun intended) of a challenge!

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#7 posted 12-16-2012 10:50 PM

Great job in both the construction and resolution of a storage challenge. Looks good on your wall and most helpful in organizing bits for the DP. Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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#8 posted 12-16-2012 11:49 PM

excellent work my friend….gives me a idea…i need something to store bits a drivers in..thanks again..


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#9 posted 12-17-2012 12:15 AM

Very nice David! But, those sure are funny looking electrical outlets ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-17-2012 12:31 AM

Well now…..aren’t you the clever little wood worker…..I’ll bet you think that looks good, huh….? Well pal, you’re absolutley right in your answer…… Stellar job on the build, my friend…I haven’t seen a drill press rack quite like that, and it’s a beauty… a different design, stylish, and so Londonish….lol. No….you done good, as usual….I’m always jealous of your talents….I wish I could do good work like that….If I keep practicing, I might get there one day…...ha ha…...Carry on…...!!!!!

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 02:34 AM

Very Nice. Looks like you have a well organized shop. I am envious.

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#12 posted 12-17-2012 02:37 AM


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#13 posted 12-17-2012 02:48 AM

Looks great! How’s that DC work on the miter saw?

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#14 posted 12-17-2012 03:45 AM

Nicely done. I wish I had the room for something like this as all of my stuff is in a drawer below the drill press.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#15 posted 12-17-2012 07:22 AM

Great work! But, my God, that vacuum system could carry away a small dog. Not pets in your shop.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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