Drill Press Mobile Base

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Project by Rayne posted 11-03-2014 03:22 AM 8877 views 14 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a relatively simple mobile base. I got the idea from Shopnotes, I believe, where this is the basic mobile base where I will build a rolling cabinet to go over it. I strayed from the plans on the wheels thinking I knew better by using bolts and lock nuts…yeah, I know nothing; the play it had was horrible, so I had to redo them and drill the holes for lag bolts in a lower position (that worked out better because my wheels were not the size they said they were, so it was somewhat dragging on the concrete with the weight of the DP). I also had issues with the levelers as I couldn’t figure out a simple way of making it work, so I came up with my own solution; I used a T-nut leveler from Woodcraft, a coupling nut, full thread bolt, lock nuts, and knobs, plus epoxy to hold it all in place. It’s working very well now. I don’t plan on moving it all that often, so it’s not really an issue to loosen the knobs to move it out of the way for cleaning. Other than that…putting the DP on the actual base was a pain, but I don’t plan on moving it out of the base anytime soon. I’m glad I finished this today so I could start on the cabinet.

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#1 posted 11-03-2014 12:26 PM

Nice base! I think I remember seeing that on an episode of Woodsmith Shop, so you’re probably right, ShopNotes or Woodsmith.


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#2 posted 01-04-2015 06:44 AM

nice, was looking for some concepts for mobile bases for my drill press, although, I would like to also include some storage for the drill bits and other associated drill press stuff…
good job on the base, looks great!

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 03:34 PM

Thanks. This is just the beginning. There is a storage cabinet that will roll over the mobile base. It’s part of a 3-part plan from Shopnotes. I’ve built the base of the cabinet that goes over the mobile base. I had to pause that project to get my Christmas presents done, so now, I can refocus on the cabinet again for much needed storage. I’m hoping to finish it within the next month or so (yeah, I take my time on these things, lol).

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