|Now you can take advantage of the unused space below your drill press with this Drill Press Storage Cart. And the built-in supports on the sides of the cart make drilling long workpieces easier and safer.
Several things about this cart make it a pleasure to use in the shop. It has a large sturdy top, which provides a convenient place to set drill bits and other tools while you're working on a project. By swinging the drill press's metal table out of the way, you've got a broad surface for supporting taller workpieces when drilling.
The deep drawer and shelves below offer plenty of storage. Plus an adjustable outfeed support on each side of the cart can be raised or lowered to support long workpieces (see photo). And on those rare occasions when you need to use the full height of your drill press, the cart can be easily rolled out of the way.
We built our cart using about a sheet and a half of Baltic Birch plywood, a half a sheet of hardboard, plus some poplar for the drawer. (Note: Woodsmith Project Supplies has assembled a hardware kit for this cart. Details are in the plans.)
This cart is design to be used with a "floor model" drill press. The overall size of the Drill Press Storage Cart is 28" wide x 20" deep x 34" high. This project was first published in Woodsmith No. 127.
WHAT YOU GET.The Drill Press Storage Cart project plan is a six-page, 1.7-megabyte pdf file. It includes complete, step-by-step instructions, 11 detailed drawings, a materials list, and a cutting diagram.
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