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Last of my Three Drill Press Upgrades

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Project by luv2learn posted 04-01-2013 04:24 PM 3833 views 39 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 04-01-2013 04:30 PM

Nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#2 posted 04-01-2013 04:32 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-01-2013 04:35 PM

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 04-01-2013 04:35 PM

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 04-01-2013 04:40 PM

Busy man making goodest stuff. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 04:46 PM

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 04-01-2013 04:52 PM

That’s pretty slick! Nice job!

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 05:04 PM

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 St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 04-01-2013 07:13 PM

That’s nice. Lots of storage!

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#10 posted 04-01-2013 09:30 PM

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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Eric in central Florida

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#11 posted 04-01-2013 10:13 PM

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.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#12 posted 04-01-2013 10:44 PM

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 04-02-2013 12:28 AM

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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luv2learn

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 12:38 AM

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 04-02-2013 01:03 AM

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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