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Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

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Unread 12-30-2008, 03:08 PM
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Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Looking to get inspired.

Recently moved, have not been setup to load for over a year.
My winter project is to get the reloading room completed by mid February.

How about posting photos of your room, bench, etc.

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Unread 12-30-2008, 07:18 PM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Mine is made out of one of the 2X4 Basics kits. The picture below shows how I added extra 2x6 boards to make it more sturdy, and to give the press extra meat to mount to. The kit called for just one 2x4 running diagionally across. That would not have been strong enough. I used 3/4 plywood for the top and bottom shelf. I do not currently have it mounted to the wall studs. I have 10K each of .40 and .45 bullets in boxes on the bottom shelf. The weight of that makes this bench sturdy as a brick shithouse.

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Unread 12-31-2008, 01:50 AM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Mine is made from solid timber (Australian hardwood-Victorian Ash, which is a Eucalypt.). The benchtop is over 2" thick and the legs are just under 4" square. The support rails are 2"x4", and there is a solid timber shelf underneath and solid timber shelving attached on top of the benchtop at the rear.

Obviously my picture doesn't work!

Last edited by MagnumManiac; 12-31-2008 at 01:53 AM. Reason: picture doesn't work
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Unread 12-31-2008, 09:43 AM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

It will take me a couple days to get my bench cleaned off to the point you can see it, and i am not embarrassed to show it to someone! AJ
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Unread 12-31-2008, 01:38 PM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Getting the reloading / workbench cleared off this time of year just ain't going to happen. I will however post a picture of the basic design. The table top is 2 layers of 3/4" plywood covered with 1/4" tempered masonite. The legs and frame are 4x4 and 2x4 construction and the upright surfaces are pegboard and they can extend the full width of the bench if you make the rear horizontal 2x4s extend that far. The table top is screwed to the frame with 3" sheetrock screws. My table top is 2' deep and 6' wide

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Unread 12-31-2008, 01:41 PM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

I have to say the samething. Mine is not that clean at all and I usually have to clean it up if I need to do a run of ammo.
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. - George Washington

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.' -Unknown
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Unread 12-31-2008, 09:20 PM
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Re: Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

One item that helps a LOT when mounting presses, drill and tap an 8"x8" 1/4" plate, drill the holes for your press, tap them, install studs to bolt the press to, and then bolt the plate to the bench. This spreads the force generated by the press over a wider footprint.
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