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Shop Project #7 Drill Press Wall Rack

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 614 days ago 3245 views 23 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.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 614 days ago

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

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 614 days ago

Nice work on this.

Nothing like being organized.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 614 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don W

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#4 posted 614 days ago

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

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 614 days ago

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

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Thatcher

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#6 posted 614 days ago

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

-- -T

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 614 days ago

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.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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kizerpea

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#8 posted 614 days ago

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

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 614 days ago

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

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

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 614 days ago

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…..lol… 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…...!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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MShort

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#11 posted 614 days ago

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

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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jap

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#12 posted 614 days ago

nice

-- Joel

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SuperCubber

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#13 posted 614 days ago

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

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clieb91

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#14 posted 613 days ago

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.

CtL

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

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DeLayne Peck

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#15 posted 613 days ago

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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