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I bought a new drill press (12" Wen) a couple of weeks ago and it was too tall for my bench. (I just had a tiny 8" DP before)

I saw some really great builds here on lumberjocks and thought I might tackle one of those but for some reason I wasn't in the mood to wrestle with hauling 3/4 inch plywood from home depot and breaking it down, plus I had a bunch of miscellaneous 2×4s that have been taking up space for a while.

It was a challenge, make something I need with only what I had. Glued up some panels for the top and bottom, planed with my router jig, then basic frame assembly with glue and screws. I may come back at some point and skin it with some plywood and build some drawers, but I am finished for now!

Scroll saw makes pretty good ballast!

Posting my projects, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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Well done. Projects like this are an ideal way to use all that extra wood that has no other purpose.
 

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Looks good to me also.
Our Men's Shed had the same problem, the bench was too high for the bobbin sander we bought, so had to make one similar to yours.
Great job.
Functionality (my first big word for the day) wins out over looks every time.

Bob
 

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Thanks guys for the feedback. It's just got a lot of nail holes, different colors of wood , Some old some new. The darker wood is actually some framing lumber that I cut out of my attic when I was doing some work up there this year. That's 25+years old since the house was built in 1992.
 

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Use the damn drill press and the stand will be covered in saw dust. ;-)
 

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Looks pretty good to me and seems like it will certainly serve its purpose. The bonus is making good use of all of that scrap wood. Need to do that more myself.

CtL
 

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I just bought the same drill press and need to get it off of my bench and on a rolling stand. Great job!
 

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Most of my shop furniture is practical and functional. I don't think any of it would be considered pretty. Nevertheless, it works for me. It seems like your drill press base will work fine. One of these days if we can scrape up the time maybe we can also make some pretty shop furniture. BTW, I love nice looking shop furniture and don't begrudge anyone the time to make nice pretty shop furniture for their shop. Everyone has different priorities for their shops. Time is not on my side and I would prefer to spend the time on my projects.

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Ha! True! camouflage!

Use the damn drill press and the stand will be covered in saw dust. ;-)

- papadan
 

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Yep… that was the main purpose, I don't need more drawers just yet… loving the drill press so far.

I just bought the same drill press and need to get it off of my bench and on a rolling stand. Great job!

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Amen Charles.. my sentiments exactly. Respect for those who made them nice… I'll eventually get there… just solved the problem first and didn't spend any money!
Most of my shop furniture is practical and functional. I don t think any of it would be considered pretty. Nevertheless, it works for me. It seems like your drill press base will work fine. One of these days if we can scrape up the time maybe we can also make some pretty shop furniture. BTW, I love nice looking shop furniture and don t begrudge anyone the time to make nice pretty shop furniture for their shop. Everyone has different priorities for their shops. Time is not on my side and I would prefer to spend the time on my projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Man who the hell cares what shop stuff looks like, save your money for nice wood for projects! My motto. Stand looks just fine from here. I bought the same drill press. Great buy for the money.
 

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I just bought the same drill press today on Amazon. I don't want to put it on my bench and I need to be able to roll it around since my shop is small. This stand looks like just the thing I need. I think I will add a drawer to keep my drills in. Do you have the dimensions of this stand?
 

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I added drawers later also. The dimensions are
18 inches wide, 27 1/2 inches tall on the wheels. 27 inches deep. (24 deep would be a good size I just initially wanted to store the scroll saw.)



I just bought the same drill press today on Amazon. I don t want to put it on my bench and I need to be able to roll it around since my shop is small. This stand looks like just the thing I need. I think I will add a drawer to keep my drills in. Do you have the dimensions of this stand?

- plantdude
 

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