|Project by April Wilkerson||posted 02-24-2014 03:20 PM||6314 views||16 times favorited||11 comments|
I finally got around to building a drill press stand this weekend. Before, I was having to pick it up from my shop floor every time I wanted to use it and find a workbench to put it. (yeah, that got old)
So I threw together this quick little stand that is on swiveling and breaking casters. My drill press base is 7” but I built the stand with 6” extra on each side, then 4” extra front and back so it wouldn’t want to tup over when I roll it around. It sits 29” high with 3” casters on, then has two junk drawers and a compartment that houses my small air compressor. I also threw on a magnetic bar I had laying around to keep my chuck key and any misc bits.
I made the body from 3/4” then the drawers and the shelves they are sitting on from 1/2”. It was real sturdy and square without a back so I used 1/4” for a back.
After it was built I had to throw on some paint before I called it a day. : )
Edit: Instead of using sliders, I just put in two 1/2” shelves then set the drawers on top of them. Simple, but cheap.