Drill Press Cabinet

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Blog entry by Ken Dowswell posted 05-16-2015 01:52 PM 1300 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I live in a townhouse with limited space, my workshop is shared with a laundry and separated only by a wall from a rec room (man cave).

Past winter I bought a 13” bench drill press which sat for a spell on my workbench. This is not going to work and previously I had bought an air compressor, so I needed something to hold both items.

After a lot of computer searches, April Wilkerson had built what I needed. A box on wheels with a drawer able to house the compressor and have the drill press on top.

I had to find the right 3 1/2” swivel casters for the weight of both items, 3/4” ply for the body, 1/4” ply for a back wall, 1/2” ply for the drawer and 1/2” MDF for the drawer front.

Put the cabinet together using pocket holes (without glue). Cut a rabbet around the back side to place the 1/4” ply into it, also for strength and reinforcement due the the weight. Casters on each corner using 5/16” carriage bolts, nuts and washers.

The 3 1/2” drawer has a 22” full extension drawer slide, 1/4” bottom inserted into a dado. The drawer front is 1 1/2” wider than the drawer, with a Classical Ogee 3/16” routered front edge.

I’m 5’ 10” so the 30 1/2” top to floor measuremnet works for me, allowing me to see the pulleys in order to changes speeds on the drill press. The cabinet is 24” deep and 22” wide. The cavity for the air compressor is sufficient enough for air ventilation and drilled a hole large enough in the back wall for the power cord from the air compressor.

I fits my requirement.
Thanks for viewing, comments are welcome.


-- Ken in Niagara Falls

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#1 posted 05-16-2015 03:17 PM

That’s a nice looking cabinet. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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