Drill Press Workstation

A mobile drill press center with a wide, adjustable table is an asset to any shop.
By Danny Proulx
Pages: 58-63

From the June 2004 issue #141
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A drill press is an important machine in any woodshop. It is available as either a floor or a bench model, and has an adjustable table or head. However, all presses lack good storage space and often have tables that are difficult to adjust or less than ideal for woodworking.

I built the storage cabinet portion of this project for use with both floor and bench models. The benchtop model can be bolted to the top of the drill press. If you own a floor-model drill press, measure the width and height of the base to ensure that the cabinet can be rolled over the machine’s base before you begin construction. If the drill press base is too large, change the cabinet dimensions appropriately.

The top drawer has two full-extension drawer slides and can hold drill bits on an indexed board; the other two drawers can hold accessories, literature and other tools for the shop.

From the June 2004 issue #141
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