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Project by hotncold posted 03-09-2014 02:50 PM 2594 views 24 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a bench top drill press and was planning on building a new top based on the mind boggling numbers that have already been built. While trying to decide on exactly what I wanted to do, I came across one from Woodpecker Tools and I went with it. It’s a great value and once installed, I thought it would be interesting to build a base to match the red and white of the table top.
Since it was going to be painted, I used plain 3/4” plywood. The cabinet was painted red with white poplar trim and a white plywood top and it’s on rolling casters.
I also added a lift up shelf on the side to hold work pieces when needed. The top drawer has a “false top” of 1/4” MDF drilled to fit each bit. Two holes in the edges makes for easy removal if necessary. Drawers are full extension and now my drill bits are all nicely arranged. (I also built a small box for those inevitable mis-matched bits).
This was fun (and functional) and it came out matching the new table top pretty well.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!





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kdc68

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 03:07 PM

Very nice ! You utilized the cabinet drawer space very well. Your shop in impeccable ! Thanks for sharing

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trees2pens

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 03:32 PM

Great design. Looks great.

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 05:03 PM

Very nicely designed nd built—the red trim adds a certain zing.

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

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#4 posted 03-09-2014 06:33 PM

Nicely done!
The red trim looks great. :-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#5 posted 03-09-2014 10:11 PM

Looks great

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#6 posted 03-09-2014 10:29 PM

what a great idea, great job

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#7 posted 03-10-2014 01:56 AM

Very nice indeed. Well done. Thanks for Sharing.

Rick

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Vertigo

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#8 posted 03-10-2014 02:58 AM

Looks friggin awesome. You turned a bench top into a floor standing. Good job

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#9 posted 03-10-2014 06:13 AM

looks good I have that top on my press love the fences they offer and the easy to change out insert . the matching bab is really nice my press is floor standing but a roll away cab would be cool

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#10 posted 03-10-2014 11:33 AM

I like wing you added. Well done.

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#11 posted 03-10-2014 11:57 AM

Nice build. I like the fold down wings

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#12 posted 03-10-2014 03:35 PM

Nice cart!

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#13 posted 03-10-2014 03:39 PM

Great stand/storage

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#14 posted 03-10-2014 05:43 PM

Verry nicely done, so colourfull.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-10-2014 06:51 PM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. Since I took those first pics, I’ve added a set of wooden “manhandles” to the drawer fronts. Nice over-sized and painted with black lacquer.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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