Drill Press stand / storage

  1. cr500dom Member

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    Just starting this so I can update as I go.

    Im taking the opportunity that Lockdown / working from home / home schooling :whistle: presents to try and get my Garage abit more organised.

    I am running out of horizontal surfaces to put stuff on, which tells me I need to get more organised.:doh:

    I have a really nice drill press which currently stands on the horrible wooden waste of space it arrived with.

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    Please excuse the mess and extension leads too, that is also part of the garage upgrade..... a proper electrical installation which is underway now.

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    this is just dead space, which could be put to far better use.

    So I figured it would be a good idea to get all my Drills and Tooling in the same space near the drill and out of one of my rollcabs, thereby freeing up space better utilised for tool storage along side the car.

    Searching for a similar sized drawer unit to the wooden structure lead me to this:

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    A nice Halfords Hang on drawer unit for a rollcab, seems well made and discounted I think it was about £80 from their ebay shop (Probably beacause its not Red or Black)
    It perfect for what I need, roller bearing drawer slides, decent capacity and about the right size to fit under the drill

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    I also have some nice castors, so I just need to decide now whether I make a frame / table to straddle the drawer unit and a tray with castors to sit the drawer unint in.
    Or do I make a complete moveable drill press stand with storage (Which was my first thought) ?:dontknow:

    Ive not cut any steel yet so I am open to suggestions ?

    Cheers
    Dom
     
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  2. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    @cr500dom That's a tidy unit, Was it expensive & is the build quality good?
     
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  3. nickk Forum Supporter

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    He already stated “well made and £80”.
     
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  4. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Sorry I skim read it, Well spotted! :thumbup:
     
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  5. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    You will probably find it top heavy and liable to tip with castors on the small footprint of that cabinet.
     
  6. cr500dom Member

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    So Better to have a stationary frame to take the drill and have only the cabinet on castors ?
     
  7. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Do you need to move the drill about? As a bench drill you might find it easier to use sat on or at bench height and sit the cabinet beneath.
     
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