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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 08-14-2019 12:41 AM 771 views 7 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had all my drill press accessories spread all over my shop for a while now, and I decided to build a cabinet for storage underneath the table of my floor standing drill press. The cabinet is constructed of 3/4” Radiata pine ply from big orange. Btw, I think that particular product is the best value of all plywood available at any big box store. Initially, I was going to build 2 deep drawer units on either side of the pillar of my drill press, but then decided that I would prefer wider shallow drawers.

I built 5 rabbeted drawers for storage. At the last minute I added a pull out tray on top using some drawer slides I had lying around. I attached a magnetic tool hanger and have commonly used bits stored there.

I built my drill press able by laminating 2 sheets of the same 3/4” ply. I cut the grooves for the Rockler T-Track using the table saw. I routed out the space for the replaceable table insert freehand. To round the corners on the table, I used a lid lying around, traced the radius and took it to my disc sander.

I am pleased with the outcome and look forward to putting it to work.

Thanks for looking!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???





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htl

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#1 posted 08-14-2019 09:45 AM

Nice job!!!
I could work with that no problem!!!

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Peteybadboy

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#2 posted 08-14-2019 10:12 AM

Well done. Congrats on DT3

-- Petey

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SouthavenToyMaker

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#3 posted 08-14-2019 11:56 AM

Nice work, I definitely could use a cabinet like that. Congrats on another DT3

-- Sean

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DeLayne Peck

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#4 posted 08-14-2019 04:01 PM

Outstanding!

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 08-14-2019 04:24 PM

Excellent. I don’t think you can have enough drawer storage at a drill press, so many bits, and that Coffee can thing just plain sux.

Thanks for posting. 5 responses, and 3 times favorite, that spells WINNER.

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#6 posted 08-15-2019 04:12 AM

That’s a great combination, the cabinet and the drill press table. Very well thought out and executed.

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