What is the Best Reloading Bench

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by redbone, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Hay Guys


    I may have found the best reloading bench .

    You can read this story an give your view point .

    Building A Reloading Bench



    Do you have an good reloading bench .

    Show us some Pic of your reloading bench

    Redbone
     
  2. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    HEY!!! How did he get pics of my bench??? No really, I read that artical a while back and used many of those ideas in my bench. I put mine at a level to use a chair instead of a stool which eliminates most of the storage underneath (my back says that's a good trade-off). Only mine doesn't look nearly as professional or "finished" as his. Couldn't be because of the builder...hmmm...wonder why? So far I am very pleased with it though.
     

  3. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    Hay Guys


    This story is an must to read for anyone who reloads


    Redbone
     
  4. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good

    How do you attach the presses to the dovetail insertes? If i look at the plans, when you slip the insert in you only have one layer of plywood holding the press down. Is that enough?

    Other than those question that looks good. Just bought a new house and have been looking for ideas for my new bench.

    Willys46
     
  5. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    There IS only one piece of plywood holding the dove tail in, one on the top and one on the dove tail itself. I used lots of glue and screws on mine; enough glue to squeeze out all the way around the opening and then screwed about every 1 1/2 inches around the opening. I haven't had a chance to really "stress-test" mine yet but it looks strong enough to be able to stand on the handle of a press. 3/4 inch plywood is some tough stuff. If there ever is a problem I will mount a "T" nut underneath and run a bolt through the dovetail at the back of the reloading press.