Last of my Three Drill Press Upgrades

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As some of you my recall I started my 3-in-1 drill press upgrade by building the mobile base Next, I built the hybrid drill press/downdraft table. I saved this nesting storage cabinet for the last of the upgrades.

I got the idea for this series of projects from ShopNotes magazine, issue 128, Vol.22. The three drawers are already full and I plan on modifying the cubbies a little more. This has been a fun project to do and it has allowed me to consolidate my various bits, cutters, sanding drums, etc. I plan on adding some more accessories to the cabinet since I still have more drill press related items that need a home.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 518 days ago


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#2 posted 518 days ago

Nice add to the drill press, thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 518 days ago

NICE! I was gonna ask how will you plan on drilling something tall (or long) if your table wont go low enough, then I saw the little wheels on the bottom. Now it’s EXTRA NICE! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 518 days ago

So cool if I had a large drill press this is a project I’d take on and I’d hardly change a thing (gotta make it our own somehow right?) I have a small one and built a mobile cabinet for it to sit on top of. Maybe one day I’ll have the room hmmmm…Anyhow. Awesome job!

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#5 posted 518 days ago

Busy man making goodest stuff. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 518 days ago

Great job, and very well thought out (but that’s standard operating procedure for you, Lee). Really like the wheels concealed in the base of your cabinet as well as the side, back storage holes.

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

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#7 posted 518 days ago

That’s pretty slick! Nice job!

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#8 posted 518 days ago

Excellent solution’s going on in your shop! This one makes so much sense too. Love the storage cabinet. So to work on a tall item or part I guess you can just slide the cabinet off and set it out of the way.
As always, nice work Lee!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 518 days ago

That’s nice. Lots of storage!

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#10 posted 517 days ago

I really like this. It is a fantastic use of space. I have never had too much space to work in and have had to make use of every inch, side to side and up and down. Well done an thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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#11 posted 517 days ago

You hit a homer on every one of those upgrades Lee !
(opening day colloquialism..haha)

All three of those upgrades will really help that tool be even more useful.
Nice job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#12 posted 517 days ago

That is one wonderful modification. Good use of space, clean drilling and mobility. What more could you ask for in a drill press? Nicely done.

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#13 posted 517 days ago

Your drill press projects are great.
When I trade in my trusty Harbor Freight DP for a newer, lesser quality floor model, I will build your cabinet design.
It’s the best idea I’ve seen in a long time.
Great work.

-- Quicksilver

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#14 posted 517 days ago

Thank you one and all for the kind remarks. I am like most of you I don’t have enough room in my shop so consolidation, consolidation, consolidation is the name of the game :).

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 517 days ago

Hey L2L…. that is sorta shabby for you….lol APRIL FOOLS…that is a super nice cabinet and a fine addition to your shop…well done bud.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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