|Forum topic by CharlieK||posted 02-08-2015 07:39 PM||1484 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-08-2015 07:39 PM
I have an old, but very sturdy and very heavy bench-top drill press.
Of course I want everything in my shop to be on wheels, especially something this heavy.
One day I found an old typewriter table at a garage sale. It was perfect for my DP because it was just the right size, it had a shelf that swung out on one side, and best of all it had a set of retractable wheels.
After I started using it I realized there was plenty of space under the table for storage. I had a some extra dovetailed drawer boxes laying around and I mounted them to the table with some simple wooden runners. Next, I went to Menards and bought a plastic storage container that fit perfectly between the legs of the typewriter table.
Here are a few photos of the result. It is not in the least bit fancy, but it is very functional and I was able to put it together in no time.
You can see the wheels in the upper photo and the foot pedal that retracts them in the lower photo.
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