Cordless Drill Charging Station

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Project by fixthisbuildthat posted 02-24-2015 11:13 PM 10909 views 37 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was sick and tired of not being able to find my cordless drills and having their accessories and chargers strewn all about the shop. So I searched around for some good ideas (many of which I saw from LumberJocks) and incorporated a lot of different ideas into my finished product. I took a lot of the design elements from Jay Bates version. Thanks, Jay!

This cabinet is a bit larger than some of the others I saw and it doesn’t use the hanging storage for the drills. I don’t like the Bosch style round grip drills, I like a nice firm battery base on the drill, so I can stand them all up. The Charging Center will hold 6 drills and 3 chargers as well as an upper shelf for fastener boxes and a drawer to hold all your bits and accessories.

It’s made from a half sheet of 3/4” and 1/4” ply and assembled using pocket holes. The other half of the plywood sheet was used to make this Tool Storage Wall Cabinet. If you want to see full build instructions and a free downloadable plan you can check it out here:

It’s been a great shop addition and has helped in my strive for organization in the shop!

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#1 posted 02-24-2015 11:46 PM

Well done, compliments.

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 12:21 AM

Great job and thanks for plan.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 03:28 AM

I really like it. I have been looking at several designs, as well, and this is far cleaner looking than the ones I have seen with the hanging drill slots. Looks like a perfect application for a pocket hole jig project though and I would think one could knock this out in no time.

I think this is the winner. Just not sure if I could stop at one drawer\shelf and I also have a need for a drill press storage thing of a jig. The contrast of the drawer pull is a nice touch!

Decisions, decisions.

Anyhow, I will favorite it and stew on it for a while longer.

Nice job and thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 02-25-2015 03:39 AM

Looks like you’ve got the function nailed there. I like the use of pocket screws, great for a project like this one.

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#5 posted 02-25-2015 03:48 AM

Cool project and a great way to keep all your cordless drills and extra’s in one place…Well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 02-25-2015 01:26 PM

Looks good. I like the drawer to keep out dust.
I still like the idea of the drills hanging on some sort of cleat. That way they can still hang even if they don’t have their battery attached. Also need to be careful… bump here and they can all go down like dominos.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#7 posted 02-25-2015 02:07 PM

Nice work.been designing one for my shop also just gotta finish a few projects first.

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#8 posted 02-25-2015 06:48 PM

Welcome to LJ’s … Your charging station is well thought out and looks like it will serve you for a long time.

And look at you in the #1 spot … Well done sir.

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#9 posted 02-25-2015 07:45 PM

Really nice shop projects. It’s now on my list.

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#10 posted 02-25-2015 09:59 PM

You did a really nice job on this – both in building and designing! Kudos.

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#11 posted 02-26-2015 02:23 AM

Thanks everyone! This is definitely a great use for pocket holes. I don’t do a lot of furniture with them, but for shop projects it’s a no-brainer!

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#12 posted 02-27-2015 12:04 AM

Congratulations on making the

-- Brad, Texas,

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