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40x90 Drill Press Stand

author-gravatar 80sAstronaut Aug 31, 2015

A stand for my drill press, so I could ergonomically drill things.

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The finished table. It's a bit to high, to be honest, but still workable.

You might be thinking drawers would be nice in there. Hadn't thought of that really. Or I was kind of already planning on drawers, but not in 2x-something wood. (Which would be kind of cheating for the 2x-something Reddit challenge.)

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Bonus! Not only did I make a 2x something drill press stand, I also made two 2x something drill (/router bit) stands!

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The wood I worked with. I'm in Europe, so its 40x90 mm, which is 1.5748 by 3.5433 inches.

Also, this isn't the beginning, it's whats left over. I forgot to take pictures before I started cutting the wood. The reason there is quite a lot left over is because I made the top out of a different (wider) board.

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Top glued and clamped up. There are 9 dowels on every cut, and I glued them per pair first. You are probably thinking I should have added some horizontal support, because now the top will be bent. You are right.

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The wood for the base itself. It's

  • cut to size
  • rounded on the edges (with a router)
  • drilled for dowels
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First side clamped up.

In the background you can see the device I used to guide my dowels. I'm not going to give the brand so as not to become commercial or anything, but I really like that thing.

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Top clamped up for straightening. This didn't help in a lasting way.

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Second side clamped up. I actually bought some new, longer clamps for this project. Any excuse will do to buy extra clamps really...

Also, the 'ikea' on my table saw is just the ikea-ruler I pasted on there to help with the measuring...

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Horizontal spacers glued up half way...

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... and the other side against it.

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The top sanded glued in place.

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And the bending is fixed thanks to te dowels and glue underneath!

Ugly pencil marks will be sanded away later on.

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About the rounding; I actually wanted wood withouth the rounded corners, but this seemed to be the only wood they had in stock. So I also rounded the wood where I had cut it, because that looks a bit nicer.

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After sanding in the painting station. I gave it one coat of oil. To have the lettering on the wood itself on the outside was actually a choice, not a mistake.

As a final bonus, in the foreground the mortise and tenon that I should have used, but didn't because I hadn't tried them yet.

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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