Drill Press Cabinet

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Project by Owlcroft posted 06-08-2019 10:07 PM 798 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished my Drill Press Cabinet to go with my recently completed Drill Press Table. It provides more than enough storage space for all my bits and accessories. I painted it Powermatic Yellow to match my Lathe Tools / Accessories Cabinet I built awhile ago. Figured I might as well have color coordinated storage cabinets.

The cabinet is based on the WoodSmith “3-In-1 Drill Press Upgrade” plan I downloaded from the WoodSmith Online Library. I wanted to use my existing Drill Press mobile stand so I custom built the base. I also made the 3/8” treys routed into the top larger and in the front as opposed to on the sides in the back. I added dividers in the two top drawers to organize small accessories and drills.

The overall size of the cabinet is larger than the plans: width is 31”, depth is 29”, height is approximately the same. The shelves on each side in the back are built for specific accessories. That is the one thing I would change if I built another. I would have made the shelves adjustable. Overall a good plan worth getting if you need a Drill Press storage cabinet.


PS: The cabinet easily rolls on four 3” wheels to gain access to the side storage or allow the table to be adjusted for large pieces. See image 5 above.

-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 06-09-2019 01:13 AM

On face value that’s a great idea (and build) to use up that idle space under a drill press.

From your comment ”I wanted to use my existing Drill Press mobile stand” I am guessing it is a pedestal on wheels. Can the cabinet be easily moved so you can take advantage of the original mobility and when you need that extra drilling clearance?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 06-09-2019 01:22 AM

You are correct, it is on a mobile stand. The base of the cabinet has four 3” wheels that allow it to easily roll out of the way when I need to lower the table for long pieces or get the accessories stored in the the side compartments.

-- Owlcroft

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#3 posted 06-09-2019 02:41 AM

Nice. That is the second one I have seen this week. Must be a sign that I need to build one of these. :)

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#4 posted 06-09-2019 03:43 AM

That’s a dandy. Your making me think I need one.

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#5 posted 06-09-2019 11:48 AM

I like it a lot

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#6 posted 06-09-2019 12:54 PM

Very nicely built. This is becoming a popular design again. It seems like people build these in bursts then goes quiet. lol. The added storage in the wasted space is so beneficial and easy to move out of the way if you need drill larger pieces.

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#7 posted 06-09-2019 10:21 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-12-2019 12:26 PM

Having just sold my benchtop drill press and replaced it with a floor standing model, I need to build one too.

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#9 posted 06-13-2019 05:45 PM

I built one from the Woodsmith plans yrs ago and love it. Great work looks perfect.

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

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#10 posted 06-14-2019 02:24 PM

I’ll be going a route similar to this soon.
Just got the floor drill press assembled, so….

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