Post Your Reloading Bench Pictures

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kaintuckee, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Kaintuckee

    Kaintuckee Member

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    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.

    Bernie
     
  2. dmproske

    dmproske Well-Known Member

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    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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  3. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    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.
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  4. dogdinger

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    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
     
  5. 4ked Horn

    4ked Horn Writers Guild

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    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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  6. SES50

    SES50 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my set up. Just finished it 4 days ago.

    I took the easy way out and went to IKEA and bought a kitchen set up with 1.5" thick butcher block top.

    Its 96" long.

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  9. Kaintuckee

    Kaintuckee Member

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    Great idea on adding a plate to help stiffen the top when mounting presses, etc.
    I've seen this before when mounitng a vise to work bench.

    Prebuilt cabinets! Wow... now that's a nice touch!

    When are the rest of you gonna clean those benches off and get us some pics?
     
  10. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    here are a few pics of my bench . I welded a .250 thick plate on both ends of the pipe legs . tapcon screwed into the cement floor . and bolted the press through the top plate . the counter tops were odds and ends from lowes . it's nothing great but it is solid . Jim
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    this is my progressive . I got into shooting bullseye and couldn't keep up with my regular press . I only do pistol on it .
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  11. Matt_G

    Matt_G Well-Known Member

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    Nothing fancy here, but it works for me.
    FYI, these pics are 3 years old. It's much messier right now. :D

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  12. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    MAT G


    I see that you have an Clock on your table .



    Time flys by when I reload .
     
  13. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hello 4ked Horn,

    I like the design of your bench, but am just wondering, is 2' deep enough?

    Cheers.
     
  14. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Here is my new set-up.

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    The top of my reloading bench is old bowling lanes. If you can find a bowling alley that is re-doing their lanes they usually give the stuff away. The center work tables are from Sam's Club.