Drill Press storage upgrade

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Project by Greg D posted 02-24-2014 10:25 PM 3569 views 34 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Up grade to my DP table! Storage galore! Made from some 3/4 ply, pine, cherry with walnut pulls, the drawers are all on hickory runners that run in dados. Finished in 3 coats of tung oil. Added another t-track to the table for better clamping capabilities. Just need to add the organizers for the deep drawer & holders for my forstner bits.

Thanks for looking!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 10:28 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 11:10 PM

talk about storage!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#3 posted 02-25-2014 12:44 AM

Look at all the storage at the finger tip. A bit bulky for my taste, so I put my supplies in a cabinet along side.
Was this inspired by Stumpy?
Great job on this complex piece.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Greg D

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 01:02 AM

@grumpymike I’m just trying to maximize the space. My bits we’re spread all over. Was going to make rolling cabinet beneath the table but I’m constantly raising & lower the table height. Figured this was better suited, still going to make a cabinet below like an adjustable height outfeed table. Stumpy is a funny guy with some great ideas!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 02:35 AM

Very nice and neat.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 06:24 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 09:29 AM

Very nice set up… Was thinking of making a cabinet for mine but now you have me thinking. Did you just attach the box to the existing table? .... Great post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 02-25-2014 12:20 PM

Great job.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 02-25-2014 12:58 PM

Beauty. Everything is there, even the removable drill plate. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 02-25-2014 02:22 PM

Very nice. A drill press does have a lot of accessories that need a home. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Greg D

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#11 posted 02-25-2014 03:33 PM

This is the bottom pic of how its attached, just loosen up the wing knobs & it slides right off out of the way!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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#12 posted 02-25-2014 06:26 PM

Nice upgrade!

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#13 posted 02-25-2014 07:26 PM

Great looking table. It seems to be quite a bit of weight on the DP iron table. Please note that iron tables DO deflect when much of a load is placed on them. A dial indicator will show you if you may have excessive deflection. I can pull down on the front of my vintage Delta DP and notice .005” deflection.

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