Drill Storage / Charging Station

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Project by Chris McDowell posted 05-30-2013 10:49 PM 4176 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad was in town this week and bought me one of those fancy lithium-ion battery powered drills. I put it in a diaper box along with another battery charger for my weed-eater.

Having young kids, I’m a proponent of the diaper box storage system (I store all my cut-offs in diaper boxes), but in this case I wanted something better for my drill.

So I searched Lumberjocks for charging stations and found several and began putting mine together.

I still have some of the MDF from when I made my exact width dado jig (which I’ve been itching to use). You can see my build of it here.

I cut it to size then got the dado jig out and cut the dados. It worked great.

Then I needed to cut slots on the second shelf to hold the drills. All I have for cutting holes is a 1.5” hole saw or a 2.5” forstner bit. The 1.5” was the perfect size so I used it in the drill press and then used the jig saw to finish the slots.

Then I began glue up and started with the shelves.

I left room in the back behind the shelves to add a french cleat, but forgot to stop the dado and went all the way through, so I decided to cut some small pieces to fill in.

Then I cut the french cleat to size and glued the top half behind the shelves.

Then I hung it on the wall.

Not very pretty, but functional. One day I will graduate to making more actual furniture projects rather than all shop projects. I made a couple of mistakes along the way, but I also learned a lot even from this simple project.

Thanks for looking.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 10:57 PM

nice drill station.i to believe in diaper boxes i have a bunch of stuff in some…

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-31-2013 12:50 PM

Like that you took the time to include the build process :)

-- Henryk, South Carolina

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 02:40 PM

looks good to me and just because it’s in the shop doesn’t mean it’s not furniture. it’s going in your man cave right

-- Gary

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#4 posted 05-31-2013 09:34 PM

Looks great! I need one of these. I hate having to dig them out of a case and then try and get them put back up. I like things handy. This is a great way to do that. Thanks for sharing.

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