Drill Press Station

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Project by Hoosierdaddy posted 09-07-2015 10:48 PM 1027 views 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had always wanted to have a dedicated drill press station but found neither the time of the money to put together what I had in my head. Soooo, whilst wandering thru my local Habitat for Humanity Restore I spied a bathroom cabinet that seemed to be wide and deep enough to fit the bill. After mulling if over for a month I went back and picked up the cabinet for $30. At home I beefed up the suspension, so to speak, to support 3” casters and the weight of the drill press, plus all the goodies to go in the drawers. Once the casters were on the cabinet was REAL susceptible to tipping towards the front because the front to back spacing on the casters was only at about 12”. So, I boxed in the toe kick area and pushed the front casters as far to the front as possible and that did the trick for stability. Two squares of 3/4” plywood for the top, glued together with a piece of kitchen counter laminate surface. Then a band of pine around the perimeter of that. The band of pine is set proud of the laminate surface about an 1/8”. I could just picture putting down a drill bit and it rolling off the edge, bouncing 50’ to under an immovable object….hence the pine banding being proud of the surface a little. I’ve used it for a ladder project already and it worked out great. All in I think i’m at about $50, not bad.

The good news is there’s another cabinet at the Restore store that I think matches this one…...perhaps a router station anyone?

Thanks for looking and God Bless these United States.

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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