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Forum topic by CharlieK posted 02-08-2015 07:39 PM 1369 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlieK

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02-08-2015 07:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press drill press storage shop storage tip

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.

Charlie

You can see the wheels in the upper photo and the foot pedal that retracts them in the lower photo.

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#1 posted 02-08-2015 07:54 PM

Charlie,

Looks like a functional, practical save. Are those casters strong enough?

Gong out to the shop. will check back later. It’s almost 4 months since Tom Hucker’s seminar?

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 07:58 PM

Perfect. I don’t think you could of found a better stand. You have everything fitted in nicely. Retractable wheels and all. Great find. The drill press looks just like mine only I have a Rockford floor model.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-08-2015 09:53 PM

The retractable mechanism on the table wasn’t built to handle as much weight as I put on it. It seems secure enough, but it takes a bit of effort to raise it up on the wheels. Still, it is perfect for what I a using it for.

Charlie

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#4 posted 02-09-2015 01:45 AM

I’m back from working in the shop with Murphy! LOL!

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#5 posted 02-09-2015 10:02 PM

Uh what’s a typewriter?

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#6 posted 02-09-2015 10:20 PM

ChefHDAN,

Typewriters were machines they used in the cave man days. They would actually put hieroglyphics onto a piece of paper sort of like an ink jet printer, only they were much more difficult to use. :)

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#7 posted 03-27-2016 05:44 PM

I really like the covered casters, who is the manufacturer, where did you buy and for how much?

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