I have a few bench tools that I previously had sitting on an old wobbly side table. I decided it was time to improve their stands for safety and usability reasons. Here are some pictures of the stand construction.
Step 1: Bench Grinder - Top & Bottom Plates
For the bench grinder, the top and bottom of the stand were made from 1/4" plate with a few holes. Both plates were 6" x 8".
Step 2: Weld Plates to Tube
Here you can see the plates are now welded to the tube. The tube is 2-1/2" square tube w/ 1/8" wall.
Step 3: Drill Press Top
For the drill press, I decided to make a rectangular frame from angle iron.
Step 4: Drill Press Tube
To place the angle iron from on top of the tube, I made up a small 'platform' by using angle welded to the tube.
Step 5: Drill Press Finish
To add a bonus feature, I welded a couple of 'hooks' to store the drill press vice.
Step 6: Finished
Pained and Anchored.