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My first project post, and it's not pretty-but it is functional. :)

I needed a place that would provide ready access to my cordless drills, circular saw (love that thing for breaking down sheet goods in a hurry), batteries, etc. I didn't invent this concept-I found some similar designs on google, but I designed this one to fit my available space and needs.

It's made of 3/4" (or, more precisely, 18 mm) Baltic birch plywood. When it comes to plywood, I really like BB. It's flat, virtually void-free, and the edges actually look good enough that I don't feel compelled to trim them out for shop furniture.

I only took one pic of the assembly process, showing where I drilled the back part of the drill slots with a Forstner bit and then cut out the slots at the table saw.



I hit the front edge of the drill shelf with a 1/4" roundover bit on the router table and glued it into the dados. The corners of the cabinet are reinforced rabbet joints.

The circular saw sits on a little shelf that rests at 45 degrees. Gravity would hold it in place, but I recessed a small flush-mount magnet near the top of the saw shoe to keep it secure. My LED flashlight and reciprocating saw sit on the bottom shelf, near the battery charger. I don't use the recip saw much for fine woodworking :)

I made four drill slots, one more than I have tools at the moment. Dewalt is due to release its 20V 1/2" impact driver soon, and it will occupy the final slot.

The station is attached to the wall via a French cleat at the top, so I can move it to a new spot as shop reorganization necessitates.

I was a bit sloppy on the glue squeeze out… got in a rush and heck… it's shop storage.

Thanks for looking!

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Nice job, Have several Dewalts like your self, great tools. This storage should serve you well.
 

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Excellent project!. I need to build one of these for my drills.
 

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I'm no fan of cordless tools (hate having batteries run out in the middle of a project) but that is a great way to store them if you have them! That's nice work there.
 

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timely project, Think I need to build one of those soon! +1 to my favorites
 

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cool idea!
 

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Very necessary for any workshop. Nice job!
 

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Great project! I also really liked the way you made the shelf for your circular saw as well. Thanks for sharing.
 

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I like it - simple design but (as you say) functional.
 

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I like this idea a lot. Of course… right now… I'm using my hubby's drills and he likes to store his in the boxes on a shelf. I like to be able to grab and go so maybe I can convert him… or I might be able to get my own. LOL! Eventually I will have my own work space.

Love how you have your circular saw stored. This I will definitely have to do. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Hi John. Great idea and superb execution. I'm thinking of building one for me.

What are the approximate dimensions for this project of yours? (Width, Height, Depth)

Thanks.
 

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Hi Diogo, thanks for the kind words and sorry for the delayed response-I don't get much (any) shop time these days and this might be the first time I've been on LJ in many months.

Anyway, in case this is still of interest to you, the dimensions are 30" W, 24" H, and 10" D.

Cheers,
John
 
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