"Thanks Ken. I did give some thought to getting an extention for the bit, but I already had the right size augur bit and since my drill press only has a 2 1/2" depth of cut I would have had to go to a hand-held drill-motor anyway, so I…"
There are Forsner bit extensions available---
they work great for drilling deep holes.
The extension is heavy-duty, and can be used in a HD hand drill, such as a Bosch Bull-Dawg drill, Milw HD drill, or the like.
When drilling into…"
"LOL. Yeah I came down one morning and there they were... (I wish).
Actually I had to drill each of those holes twice. The top is 4" thick and my 3/4" Forsner bit will only do about 2", so I did the first part on the drill…"
"Fantastic looking work bench, Phil!
I hate to tell you this but it looks like someone put a lot of holes in your top. I think there is a gang going around doing this, they are called "The Bench Dogs!". :)"
"I think it partly will depend on the tools that you have available to work with. If you are using a table saw and can rip the wood to size/thickness, I have found that the kiln-dried Doug-Fir 2x4 studs that Home Depot sells for about $2 each…"
I too was in need of more sheet-goods/cut-off storage for my shop (designed as 2-car garage) and went with the Rack/Cutoff Station show in the July 2011 Wood Magazine (#205).
I have found it to be able to hold quite a large amount of stock…"