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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 01-17-2021 04:23 PM 1021 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Acquired a 12 inch Benchtop drill press last year off CL. Once I got it home I realized that having the quill at my eye level was not very comfortable. So I matched the height to the full size DP. This of course required making a new cabinet below to hold it. Needed a upgrade anyway the cabinet was empty after several other builds to conserve space. Drawer fronts are finished with Transtint Blue dye with poly over the top.

As always I laid out the drawers to maximize storage space. In this case all my ΒΌ nut / bolts/ inserts/ and threaded rod will have a nice organized home. A time consuming job to produce but the end result fit as required.

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hoss12992

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#1 posted 01-17-2021 04:36 PM

Great job buddy

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#2 posted 01-17-2021 05:22 PM

Fantastic idea! I’ve got a benchtop drill press that lives on one end of my main workbench. It would be nice to have a rolling cabinet like that so I could get that space back! And I love the drawers for nuts and bolts…that I’m always looking all over the shop for.

What is the size of your cabinet?
I take it the little compartments of nuts and bolts can be taken out to where you are working? Great Idea! What size are they?
Painted like that you could color code them as to size of screw, or type! Cool

As if I needed another project…lol…This may be something I can’t resist!

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 01-17-2021 05:38 PM

I have been following the progress and for all that hard work that you put into it- job well done…

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 05:40 PM

Just a thought… old, good quality office, 2 drawer file cabinets make great tool bases. Bolt a couple of 2×4’s along the bottom to widen the base and put casters on them. The cheap dept. store cabinets don’t last but real office ones are very sturdy. You can usually get them for free on craigslist.

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#5 posted 01-17-2021 06:46 PM

shops lookin real good gunny you must be running out of room by now?

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 01-17-2021 06:51 PM



Fantastic idea! I ve got a benchtop drill press that lives on one end of my main workbench. It would be nice to have a rolling cabinet like that so I could get that space back! And I love the drawers for nuts and bolts…that I m always looking all over the shop for.

What is the size of your cabinet?
I take it the little compartments of nuts and bolts can be taken out to where you are working? Great Idea! What size are they?
Painted like that you could color code them as to size of screw, or type! Cool

As if I needed another project…lol…This may be something I can t resist!

- OzarkSawdust

Cabinet is 24 1/2 inch square. Top overhangs by 1 1/4 all around.

Parts bins are 3 1/2×3 or 7×3 in have just under 50 of them total. They are red for imperial, and yellow tape on upper inside edge for size.

This size is universal in my shop. Other things as you mentioned are color coded.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 01-17-2021 06:52 PM



Great job buddy

- hoss12992


I have been following the progress and for all that hard work that you put into it- job well done…

- Desert_Woodworker

Thanks!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 01-17-2021 06:54 PM



shops lookin real good gunny you must be running out of room by now?

- pottz

Been out room for some time. Took old cabinet out once this was done. Refurbing that one to be supply cart in finishing room. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#9 posted 01-17-2021 06:58 PM



Just a thought… old, good quality office, 2 drawer file cabinets make great tool bases. Bolt a couple of 2×4 s along the bottom to widen the base and put casters on them. The cheap dept. store cabinets don t last but real office ones are very sturdy. You can usually get them for free on craigslist.

- Craftsman on the lake

A good idea and I used that type for long time. Been slowly replacing with these customized cabinets last few years. By selling them I made enough to pay for the new ones. LOL. Have several neighbors currently arguing over who gets a 8 ft long cabinet I plan on replacing with a nice upgrade.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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CWWoodworking

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#10 posted 01-17-2021 07:05 PM

Nice cabinet. Love the blue.

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#11 posted 01-17-2021 07:27 PM

Looks good from here….when ya adding labels to those drawers?

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corelz125

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#12 posted 01-17-2021 07:35 PM

The paint job came out nice on that. You’re one of the most organized guys I’ve seen.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#13 posted 01-17-2021 07:57 PM



Looks good from here….when ya adding labels to those drawers?

- bandit571

Had to order more yellow tape….. Finally ran out.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 01-17-2021 08:09 PM



The paint job came out nice on that. You re one of the most organized guys I ve seen.

- corelz125

Thanks, have another one just about finished up. Be a few days yet.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#15 posted 01-17-2021 08:37 PM

Love that storage…
Can’t wait to see the look on your face when you go metric and need double the space.


... Drawer fronts are finished with Transtint Blue dye with poly over the top…
- woodbutcherbynight

Was the poly to protect the Transtint Blue dye or the drawer front?

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