Bench Top Drill Press Rolling Cart

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Project by TurbineTester posted 06-10-2010 04:25 AM 24103 views 16 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my “Drill Press Stand” from Shop Notes 38. The plans called for lots of hardwood, i wasn’t going to drop that much money on a shop stand when 3/4” project ply would do the job for 1/8 the cost, give or take. You’ll notice that my bench top drill press does not have a “foot” or base. it jumped off the wall and ran into my truck when i was backing out of the garage one morning, before i had in mounted on the rolling stand, and the base cracked and broke in two. So i just have it mounted to the rolling drill press stand via four lag screws. This is also the current home of my bench vise my wife gave me for Christmas. She’s awesome! Hope you enjoy it, and it inspires you to build a better one!

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 04:41 AM

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 05:39 AM

nice nice nice…..................Schloemoe

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#3 posted 06-10-2010 06:06 AM

Very nice, this is similar to the idea I’ve got in my head for mine.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#4 posted 06-10-2010 07:48 AM

cool idea.

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 10:07 AM

Very nice! It sort of looks like a robot ready to attack.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 10:32 AM

Nice cart, very well done and should be useful to boot!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 06-10-2010 03:15 PM

Thanks for the post. I have been forming one like it in my mind and your ideas helped bring it more into focus.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#8 posted 06-10-2010 07:30 PM

Cool, I have been wanting to do something like this for a while except I want to put my small bench top bandsaw on it as well. This looks like it will work for me except I would make it longer.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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