Drill Press Cart

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Project by Splinter12 posted 12-02-2012 04:49 AM 5156 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a shop cart. I figured I would learn a lot doing this sort of thing first before I work up to making indoor stuff. The carcass is baltic birch with maple trim. The drawers are also baltic birch, maple wrapped and full extension. I hope baltic birch is stable enough that it does not blow my maple trim apart. Two coat of semi-gloss poly. One day I will have to upgrade my drill press but it does the job for now. Next I will move onto a flip top cart.

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#1 posted 12-02-2012 04:59 AM

I cant see in the pic’s but I hope you bolted the drillpress to the cart. Those things can be top-heavy and rolling it around your shop if you hit a small piece of scrap wood it could tip easily.
Nice job on the cart

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#2 posted 12-02-2012 05:31 AM

It’s bolted.

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#3 posted 12-02-2012 07:55 AM

Nice and very well done. I suspect this cart will outlast your drill press by two generations. How about adding a nice home made drill press fence? I’ve been able to manage roller carts but not carts with drawers. Good idea to practice with shop stuff before house stuff. Looking forward to seeing your flip top cart!

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#4 posted 12-02-2012 11:07 AM

Looks very nice, but you still want to be careful pushing it around the shop. Cabinet looks well made. Wise to learn before you move into wife’s domain.

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#5 posted 12-02-2012 12:50 PM

I like this idea. I really want to replace my 21yr old DP with a larger one, and having a DP table like this sounds like a neat solution! Well done.

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#6 posted 12-02-2012 08:08 PM

nice cart for your dp with plenty of storage to boot!

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