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Forum topic by Jim Finn posted 04-24-2016 06:07 PM 875 views 3 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Finn

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04-24-2016 06:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip pine drill press shaping

I grew tired of the dividers I had in my drawers in my shop so I made these dividers for five drawers using 2×4’s. Now I have nice rounded bottoms for retrieving that last screw.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"


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#1 posted 04-24-2016 06:40 PM

That is a great idea! Mind if I borrow it?

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Jim Finn

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#2 posted 04-24-2016 07:07 PM

Please do use it. That is why I posted it.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#3 posted 04-24-2016 09:01 PM

Very good idea – thanks for sharing

Did you put 2 2×4’s together then drilled? that’s what it looks like from the pics

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#4 posted 04-24-2016 09:05 PM

Yes That is what I did. That is a 2 1/8” Forsner bit with an extension. Made short work of it. Also filled a trash can with shavings.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#5 posted 04-25-2016 04:59 AM

Outstanding idea, thanks for posting.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#6 posted 04-25-2016 10:45 AM

Ho cool is that? Thanks Jim.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 04-25-2016 06:49 PM

Thanks for posting your drawer dividers. I use lots of TINY screws, nuts and washers in my miniatures hobby and are a pain to retrieve from the usual plastic small parts drawers.

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#8 posted 04-25-2016 11:26 PM

Very clever to use rounded bottoms.
Always looking for a way to eliminate some of life’s frustrations.

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Boberto

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#9 posted 04-25-2016 11:43 PM

What kind of extension is that? Some kind of telescoping extension? Or is it solid and you raise the table to go on thru? My drill press only extends 3 1/4”-just shy of a 2×4.

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Jim Finn

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#10 posted 04-26-2016 02:06 AM

Thanks for the kind words folks;

It is a solid extension that came in the cheap Forsner bit set from Harbor Freight.

Yes, I had to either raise the drill press table after drilling part way though or place a 2×4 under them to finish the hole, after drilling as far as I could without it.
My drill press only travels about 3”. I managed to even use 2×6’s for the larger divider spaces on the right side of each drawer as shown in the photo.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#11 posted 04-26-2016 09:19 PM

Great idea! Thank you for sharing. This is the kind of thing that frustrates me though because I always wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that!”

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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Jim Finn

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#12 posted 04-27-2016 12:18 PM

Chris:

I know how you feel. It has taken me ten years to figure this out. In the past, I tried using cardboard mailing tubes cut in half but this is a much better solution for me.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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