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Reloading Bench

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by davidandreap, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    This is the reloading bench I built. This is the prototype. I built a better one for my father-in-law.


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  2. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. Where's the press?
     
  3. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    They are in the top cabinet. They bolt down with the plastic wing nuts on the left side of the middle doors. I have three presses and some other equipment On universal plates that attach on ether side of the bench.
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    It's too neat and clean. Can't possibly be a reloading bench:cool:
     
  5. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    That's gorgeous! Very nice craftsmanship!

    I love the storage and organizational parts!

    I agree with deadshot2 though. Send us a pic after a few reloading sessions. We need to see that thing covered in stuff!
     
  6. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    Ok Ok next time I load I will get some photos. I have used it several times.
     
  7. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    I like the idea of the pegboard doors. I might have to steal that one someday.
     
  8. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Wow..... Have I got a job for you. You travel?

    SF-
     
  9. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Looks Great....The only thing I think you're going to need to add is more light. Notice how your light shines down on the back of the bench and not right where your presses will be. I like to have a good bright light shining directly down on my press. I'm single stage loading on an old heavy desk and use a cheap swing out clamp on light from IKEA (same light from Freddys was $29.00 and $9.99 at IKEA) with a CFL bulb.

    Mike
     
  10. PMB

    PMB Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    That is a nice bench. Do you have it anchored to the wall?
    I found that I liked a thick top and anchoring the bench to the wall, especially when resizing magnum cases.
    How deep are the peg board drawers and cupboards?

    Very nice job. I bet you could find a lot of work building reloading benches in your spare time. :thumbup:
     
  11. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only guy who noticed the bottle opener on the lower right?:drunk:

    Disclaimer: MISTER SAFETY SAYS: "WHOAH JOHNNY! SAFETY RULE NUMBER ONE IS GUNPOWDER AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX!"

    (This from a guy who has a beer holster on his horse saddle: my horse has assumed the role of "Mister Safety" on more than one occasion, and in slightly more definitive and immediate terms.)
     
  12. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    My cuz gave it to me and I had to mount it somewhere. I don't even drink bottled beer.

    As for attaching it to the wall this bench is very heavy and doesn't budge. The top doors are 6" thick for easy access storage. and the top cabinet is 12" deep and the middle cabinet is 7" Deep for dies, scale etc.
     
  13. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am nothing short of impressed with the creativity and workmanship shown here. Sidetracking on the bottle opener deal, a neighbor had a 9 year old kid over here last week, and I had to show him how to operate my vintage Coca-Cola opener (much like yours). It was a survival skill in my childhood. I guess it's a survival skill for me to this day (but not toward Strawberry Nesbitt).

    I agree that with good weight of accoutrements and supplies, no anchoring is necessary. My bench is an old solid-oak schoomarm's desk. For the youngsters, these 250lb (empty weight) behemoths were just as common as bottle openers upon an olden time.

    With the drawers filled with bullets and brass, the thing is an immovable monolith. Deadshot2 may be more comfortable with my "F" in neatness:
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  14. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    Ok I did get more pics. Just not while relaoding, but here you go.


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  15. Eludnu

    Eludnu Oregon Member

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    Might my future son-in-laws possess such talent....
     
  16. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    Well that is one of my "talents" LOL

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    I love working with wood. And I love reloading. a great combo. And Shooting.
     
  17. davidandreap

    davidandreap Sutherlin Oregon Member

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    The metal cabinet's were in my contracting trailer before I had three back surgery's. I still love the work, I just can't keep up.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I love the table extentions.
     
  19. Shooter98

    Shooter98 McMinnville, Or. Member

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    Reloading space in my shop. I will build a heavy bench soon. .jpg

    Hahaha, pic is not so small on the phone, sorry guys!

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  20. jcat

    jcat northwestwashington Member

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    wonder if its for sale lol