Drill Press Station - Small Shop Challenge #4: basically wrapped up

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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 11-16-2016 02:12 AM 2901 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I didn’t take many pictures as I just sort of got in the groove over the last few evenings. I received the new switch for my table saw, so I was back in business end of last week.

I cut all the drawer parts and did the joinery. For basic drawer boxes, I like to use a drawer lock bit in my router table. I found a fairly easy way to set the height of the bit, so I can be set up and cutting the joinery in about five minutes. After cutting the joinery for the boxes, I cut a 1/4 dado for the bottoms and glued up all the drawer boxes.

While the glue was drying on the drawer boxes, I measured out all the drawer slide heights and cut some 1/4 MDF spacers to position the slides on the boxes. After the boxes were dry I went ahead and mounted the slides and installed all the drawer boxes. The drawer boxes are on 14” full extension slides and the boxes themselves are 14 1/4” so the whole drawer is easily accessible.

A little sanding on the drawer fronts and they were ready to mount. I mounted the fronts pretty quickly, so they aren’t perfectly straight and even, but close enough for a garage working bench.

I set the drawer cabinets, installed the rear leg and then slipped the top on. I had previously screwed some blocks to the bottom of the top to lock it into a recess into the top of the cabinet bases. So when the top slipped on, it dropped in to the cabinet tops and I was basically done.

I rolled the tool box up under the top and placed my drill press and mortiser pus some other jigs, etc and I’m all ready to work now. The extra drawer storage is very handy and the big working area on the top is going to be great.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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