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Drill Press Cabinet #5: Completion: Cleaned Up and Mounted

06-22-2018 12:37 PM by hjt | 9 comments »

And the final installment of this Blog. While my intent was not to restore it to it’s original state, I think you will agree this old Drill Press looks pretty good, and probably not far off from what it looked like when first purchased so many years ago. All cleaned up! Rust and old paint spatter removed, and freshly repainted. I did not however repaint the drill head as there were way too may pieces I would have needed to tape off. Besides, I felt it was in rather good shape, PLU...

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Drill Press Cabinet #4: Restoring my 1950's Rockwell Drill Press

06-22-2018 12:48 AM by hjt | 6 comments »

This is one of the many tools I have in my modest little shop that came from my dad’s work shop. Apparently, my dad was not too particular about this piece as there is paint splatter all over it. And the rust is rather heavy in spots from now being in Florida. My focus here is to disassemble and clean up the rust, repaint, and put a better switch in place. Here are some before photos. As you can see – lots of rust and paint splattering At some time the c...

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Drill Press Cabinet #3: The Table Top and Drawer Faces

06-21-2018 02:27 AM by hjt | 4 comments »

One evening, while out enjoying a cool evening ride on my Harley, I had an idea that I could incorporate into the top of the table. I envisioned drill bits rolling off the table to the floor. I thought a simple piece of molding would help, but then with the wind in my face and the sounds of the V-Twins roaring… I thought of something else! This the floor of my “gully” – my “pocket.” Not sure what to call it. The 3/4 piece will rest above the top ...

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Drill Press Cabinet #2: Building Drawers

06-19-2018 02:53 AM by hjt | 5 comments »

Drawers! This is another first, and watching the video from Fix This Build That, gave me at least some confidence that even I “might” be able to actually make them without too many mistakes. More pocket holes. Getting to like this tool. I remember Brad (from Fix This Build That) stating that you need to make sure your pieces are camped well before inserting the pocket screws. On top of the box is a “90 degree clamp.” This really helped me to achieve a ...

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Drill Press Cabinet #1: Getting Started - Building the Carcass

06-18-2018 02:27 AM by hjt | 3 comments »

A while back, I built a flip table with the idea of mounting my drill press on one side. But with the table was not as sturdy as I had hoped, and this 1950’s drill press weighs in at 97 pounds. I saw a pending disaster, so I thought it was not a good idea. Having never built a cabinet before, and my limited carpentry skills, I began a search hear on LJ as to how to best build a cabinet and came across Brad Rodriguez from Fix This Build That. Here he showed a great cabinet and a li...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #3: Cut Cabinet Top and Fasten to Drawer Cabinet and Cubbies, Route Recess Areas, and Apply Finish Coat

10-19-2017 04:21 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I cut the top of this drill press cabinet from 1 inch thick Baltic Birch plywood that I had leftover from a previous project. I made the cutout for the drill press that same way I did for the cabinet base. After I had sanded the top I fastened it to the cabinet and cubbies with 1 1/4 inch wood screws from inside the cubbies and the cabinet. I had cut this top 1/2 wider than the cabinet and one inch longer or deeper that the base. So to make sure I positioned the top correctly I used a 1/4 ...

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Floor Drill Press Cabinet #1: Modified Woodsmith Plan for Drill Press Cabinet

10-19-2017 02:57 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

In my 3-car garage woodshop I am getting everything that I can on mobile bases. I place my Grizzly floor drill press on a wide mobile. I did that so it would not be tippy. I know that in some shops the owners drill their drill presses to the floor. I settled for a large mobile base. It has been working well. What I wanted to go with it is a cabinet so I could store everything related to drilling near the drill press. I had noticed early on Woodsmith’s drill press upgrade woodwor...

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Drill Press Cabinet

05-16-2015 01:52 PM by Ken Dowswell | 1 comment »

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 d...

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