Originally Posted by specweldtom
Jonthomps, fine looking setup! Gives me some ideas too.
I once proposed to use a very heavily built pine coffee table in the living room (it had a 2" thick top) as a reloading bench. That was a great idea too. She vetoed it when she found out that I was going to drill (2) 7/16" holes in it for the press, and use some c-clamps for the priming tool and powder measure. Closest I ever came to moving my reloading into the house.
Something like you and your dad built would probably be acceptable to her though. However, it's way too neat. I'd have to scramble it and get it satisfactorily cluttered. (Then close the doors).
Thanks for taking the time to post and for the pics.
Beautiful neighbors. Tom
I had originally planned to use 2" butcher block as the top, but after pricing it I decided to double-up on the 5/8 MDF. Glad I did, it's way cheaper and doesn't budge! Also, the formica top doesn't absorb anything (cleaning solvent, gun oil, etc). We used a stud finder and anchored it to the wall via 3 4x4's so it's not going anywhere.
I DO need more stuff, right!?! And the beauty of the whole system is that you can quit a project right in the middle of the process (like working brass), close the doors, and . . . presto! Everything looks great.