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How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:01 PM
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How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Last June I came up with an idea. I needed a nice-looking, efficient workspace for reloading and working on AR’s. I also need some place to put my guns. I don’t have many, but the ones I do have are nice! It just so happens my dad, Stuart, is the general manager of Cabparts, a cabinet shop in Grand Junction, Colorado where I grew up. They specialize in custom European cabinets and components. Thinking he might be able to help, I gave him a call and told him about my ideas and what I was wanting. As all good dads’ do, he was ready and willing to help and so we drew up plans for my reloading bench. A few phone calls, some measuring, and a month later in late July dad & mom drove from GJ, Colorado to Kansas City, Missouri with my package flat-packed in pieces on a pallet in the bed of their truck. What follows is a photo journal from start to finish of the project.

Side Note: Kansas City in July is one of those rare treats in life everyone needs to experience. By that I mean it’s miserable. As in REALLY hot and REALLY humid miserable. Think Vietnam jungle hot. Don’t come. That being said, some of the beginning photos are a little fuzzy due to the severe humidity (90%), sorry.

As my dad put it, “It’s not quite hell, but you can see it from here.” I always admired his eloquent way with words.

There were a few hiccups along the way but all in all it turned out quite nice. Oh, midway through the project we had a few (very) young admirers wander through the neighbor’s backyard – I’ve included a few photos of them as well. Enjoy!

http://reloadingbench.shutterfly.com/pictures/8

Jon
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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Very Nice!

Awesome that your Dad could do this for you.
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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Now that is innovative!! Nice job.

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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Very nice
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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

You let your wife in the house?
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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Very Cool. My guns have to be locked so my wife can't tell how many I have.
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Re: How to build a reloading bench your wife won't mind having in the house

Very nice!! Your Dad is a true Craftsman!!!

Yea, I keep my rifles and things out of site. If the wife ever ask about one of them I tell her "I got that right after we were married, you've shot it several times over the years." She's starting to catch on!!
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