A Better DIY Drill Charging Station | Shop Organization

today we're building a drill charging station 
with some nice! Chuck i'm trying to record an intro here Drill charging station huh? real original 
man Yeah dude this one's gonna be way better oh it's gonna be better he's gonna hold your drills yeah maybe charge your batteries absolutely maybe have a drawer for all your little knick-knacks 
you got it's actually going to have two Two, two drawers!?! dude it's going to be awesome it's going to have like this little slide out thing that can hold all your drill bits you know i just think you're making a new one cause it don't match your fancy cabinets you got over there made out of that baltic birch no no i mean that's something you would totally do Rodriguez I kind of like like how it is it's got that like dark line down and it kind of gives it some character you're the guy that wants character with these flat panel doors and wearing all those gray shirts you wear i wear blue sometimesa you're a real trend setter aren't you all right man 
will you have fun with that upgraded charging station I'm going to get another Dew yeah well 
have fun with your stuff those glasses are stupid let's build something awesome now contrary to chuck's belief i don't have to build everything 
out of baltic birch plywood   i just prefer to and as such i started 
off by breaking down these full sheets   of three-quarter and half-inch baltic birch to 
size so that i could cut the sides of the cabinet   all right i've got the two sides cut but these 
boards are not straight unfortunately these   actually got wet when i was bringing them home i 
left them out overnight in the back of the truck   and it rained so uh they have some definite warp 
in them so if you have boards like that you can   work with them and hopefully once we get those 
joined together it's going to flatten things out   but what you want to make sure is that the part 
that's touching the blade is flat down against the   table and let that backside ride up right now i'm 
going to cut rabbits on the back panel and that's   going to be a little notch out for the half inch 
back piece and if you're not familiar with the   term it's a rabbit with an e not an eye no cute 
bunnies were harmed in the making of this joinery   now a rabbit is a groove along the edge 
of a board or panel to hold another board   and using rabbeted sides with an inset back 
panel will make this cabinet super sturdy   i set up my dado blade in a sacrificial fence to 
take the cut in one pass and it's always smart   to use test pieces to fine tune in your setup 
before you run your actual parts now you could   cut this joint with a regular saw blade and 
just make multiple passes or you could also   use a router for this with my sides ready i could 
then cut the parts for the inside of the cabinet i'm using pocket hole joinery for the cabinet 
like all my shop projects and after i'm done   drilling all the pocket holes i meticulously 
vacuum up the chips that got away because   well because that's my thing now i'm 
feeling a little self-conscious so   tell me a weird thing that you do in 
your shop so i can feel a bit more normal   i've got the sides now as well as the top bottom 
and the shelves and i've put down this piece of   mdf basically because my bench is too short so 
if you have a smaller bench you can use a piece   of plywood to extend your bench while you're doing 
the assembly i started in on the assembly and the   boards were definitely giving me some challenges 
now these suckers had more twists than kaiser jose   kobayashi now here's how i'm dealing with those 
boards that are warped so i show you these have   this warped to it earlier what i did is i aligned 
the bottom first and i made sure to attach   one screw on the one side and then the other side 
i could have flush and i put all the screws in   them now while i was doing this i wasn't trying to 
make this top part line up because i knew it was   going to be out so now after that side is flush 
i can pull it in and secure it and it should all   hold together especially when i have the top on 
and hopefully it won't rack it too much and that   will help you work with the bins in panels like 
this when i flip the cabinet around to attach   the top you can really see how bad the sides 
were i had almost a quarter inch gap from the   front to the back of each one but it just goes to 
show you that you can work with jacked up plywood   if you end up buying some pringles from the 
big box store you can still salvage them with   some good old clamping force and after that i 
can now make the lower portion for the drawers i'm gonna put in this middle shelf and for me 
i'm gonna make it just tall enough so that my   drills can fit in and still have some room in 
there i'm gonna use these two spacers that i   cut from quarter inch plywood and that 
will let the shelf make sure that it's   falling over then i'll let the shelf rest on these 
and make sure that i get it exactly where i want   it now i can just clamp it in place on top of 
these and not have to worry about the measurement   i secured the shelf with pocket screws and 
then i turned my attention to setting up   the last half shelf to optimize my battery 
storage and there's one more shelf that i do   want to add to the carcass and i wanted to get 
everything mocked up so that i could see how   the batteries fit i've got batteries from ridgid 
from ryobi from milwaukee and dewalt and they're   all kind of different sizes and shapes and they 
stack differently so as you can see it'll fit   two of the of the five amp hour batteries 
from from ridgid when you look at the whoa   almost had a crash and burn there three heavy ones 
don't stack very nicely but if you kind of rotate   them around they will fit up there the milwaukee 
ones same type thing this will fit at least too   high of all these different battery types that 
i have which would be great for my purposes   i'm using half inch plywood for this small 
shelf just to squeak out that little extra   quarter inch of storage so i measured for 
the back panel and i cut it at the same time   i used the off cut from the back to get the 
piece that i needed for that little half shelf   and then i cut to length on the miter saw i'm 
using pocket screws to attach this shelf as well   but since it's half inch material i switched over 
to the micro pocket drill guide on my k5 i used   more spacers to hold the shelf in place while 
i secured it i pointed the pocket holes up on   this one because well it's just above eye level 
and so i can just imagine they're not even there alright one last thing before i put the back on 
i'm going to drill a hole here for the cords to   come out so the surge protector is going to 
be in the cabinet and all the cords are going   to go into it and the power cord will come out 
the sides so we use the forstner bit to drill   a hole for the power cable to come out and it'll 
have a way to come down and run it to the outlet next i put the back on which surprise surprise was 
also warped but i checked the cabinet for square   and after gluing and nailing on the back you would 
never know that i was using some wonky sheets of   ply to build it i also put some three-quarter 
inch screws into the middle of that half shelf   into the back so that it wouldn't sag under the 
weight of the batteries next up i'm gonna make   the two drawers that are gonna go on the bottom 
two two drawers and yes i am doing two drawers   i have this one drawer in here right now this 
cabinet is 24 inches wide the new one's gonna   be 30 inches wide so having a single drawer that 
wide is not real great and also this one already   has lots of things they're just stuffed in here 
and i have to pull them out so i want to separate   that out into a drilling drawer and a driving 
drawer so i think it'll be a good way to separate   those and it'll be a little bit easier to find 
stuff that's always good for the two drawers   the construction is going to be really simple and 
no drawer slides it's just going to be a friction   fit so i'm going to use three quarter inch for the 
front and then half inch for the sides in the back   and it's just going to fit into a rabbet just like 
i did for the back of the carcass there so i'll   cut these on the table saw and then we'll put them 
together on the bench and the drawers will have a   captured bottom as well to hold the quarter inch 
plywood panel i had to do quite a few setups on   the saw to cut all the parts and while i'm doing 
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parts ready for assembly but on the fronts   what i want to do with these is actually make an 
integrated pull on these so instead of doing like   a drawer pull or something like that i'm just 
going to do a little hole in here so i'm just   going to go over to the drill press and drill 
little one inch holes in the front and that'll   just be a nice little spot that i can grab and 
pull out and it's cheap easy and quick then i   finished off the holes with the chamfer on each 
side just to give me a little creature comfort so the bottom for the drawer is going to go into 
these grooves that i've cut in the front and the   sides but the back is actually going to be shorter 
so that the bottom can be screwed into it and hold   it in place so i'm going to cut that now on 
the table saw and then we can do the assembly   if you want to build your own drill charging 
station i do have plans available that will walk   you through step by step and give you all the part 
dimensions and the cut diagrams for everything   you need you can check the link down below in 
the description and i appreciate your support   now with all the parts ready 
i could assemble the drawers the box all assembled now i can just measure the 
inside dimensions then i can add in a quarter inch   for the rabbets that i put in there and overlap 
the top cut those on the table saw and i get a   bottom that slides in just like this then i can 
just pre-drill the back and attach it with screws and that's it now we got a nice little simple 
drawer it's got an integrated handhold and it   can slide right in and not need any drawer slides 
all right this thing's looking great so far but   there's a few more features i want to add to give 
it some real flexibility and one of those is with   drills so i have two smaller types of 12-volt 
drills and one of them has the battery in the   handle and it has a very small base so what 
tends to happen is the ones with the battery   on the bottom they stand up pretty good but the 
ones with the battery and the handle they fall   over a lot so we're gonna fix that by adding 
some hanging drill storage on one of the ends so you're making one for yourself you can adjust 
the spacing here to fit the tools you have   or you could just do like me and make 
it too small versus what you want it   to do i drilled this a little bit too 
far over only about a quarter inch so   it's kind of sticky in there so i'm gonna fix 
that and move it mistakes were made it happens so the hanging storage is a very popular way to 
store drills and a lot of other projects that   i've seen out there but you could use this option 
and expand it as many as you want by just adding   more of these little t's and moving the end piece 
down another upgrade that i want to add is a space   for my most used bits and drivers here so i made 
this little guy here which is great which is just   some holes that i put in a little piece 
of poplar but uh i have more than that and   obviously you can see them all laying 
right here so i'm gonna actually make   something and make them more accessible 
and have it pull out and have two tiers   so now before putting everything back together 
i put some total bolt halcyon clear finish   on all the parts now this is my go-to 
varnish these days as it goes on thick   dries quickly and it gives the shop furniture a 
good layer of protection and i did put a half inch   back on this cabinet so we could go right through 
that into the wall but on the wall where this is   gonna go i've got french cleats so i'm gonna cut 
a french cleat for it and then we can throw it up now with the cabinet in place i loaded it up and i   know i probably have more batteries 
chargers and drills than most people   but if you're a one brand kind of person you can 
have multiple chargers to charge your batteries   and you could obviously store other cordless 
tools on here now the pull out panel is perfect   for all my most used drivers and bits and 
these drawers really worked out nicely well hot dang look at that thing 
two drawers well played rodriguez   if you to check out some more storage videos 
i got a playlist queued up for you right there   if you want to build this one i've got a link 
down below in the description you can get the   plans for it i appreciate your support a 
big thank you to all the folks joining the   builders club and i'll see you guys on the next 
video we're going to build something awesome

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