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

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Blog entry by hjt posted 06-21-2018 02:27 AM 1680 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Building Drawers Part 3 of Drill Press Cabinet series Part 4: Restoring my 1950's Rockwell Drill Press »

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 drawer and serve to close the front of the cabinet.

The gully now in place.

I used contact cement to secure the white board to the top, and used my trim router to clean it up.

Now with the top complete, it is time to put on the drawer fronts. Just like the cabinet sides, the wood I’m using for the drawer fronts came from wood the appliance store I work for was tossing out. So dumpster diving again.

The bottom drawer is deep and I needed to join several piece to create this front. Got to pull my biscuit joiner out for the party.

Glue and clamp

Having NEVER done anything like this, I had to think out exactly how the heck you more experienced wood workers get the fronts to line up and space out correctly and evenly.

DONE!! The cabinet is now complete, and as a plus… the drawers open AND close!! Yea for me!

Next is the restoration of the 1950’s Rockwell Homecraft Drill Press

-- Harold

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#1 posted 06-21-2018 03:26 AM

Looks like it’s really coming along brother.
That’s going to be a sweet improvement to the shop.

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#2 posted 06-21-2018 03:49 AM

Thanks Eric

-- Harold

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#3 posted 06-21-2018 04:09 AM

Wow look at that, all done and stuffed ready for the oven.

Oh please no not the 200 kg Homecraft again!
BTW I thought you were a cook? ...hence the cullinary oriented comments I have been making

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 06-21-2018 06:27 AM

looking good and it’s getting there buddy , great job

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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