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Built a reloading bench today.

Postby XDm45 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:42 pm

With a ton of help of a friend of mine, we built my first loading bench today, in anticipation of press ever arriving.... nothing fancy, but solid as a rock, and some room to grow.

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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby BobK » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:24 pm

Looks nice.

I'd suggest you double the thickness of your bench top.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby techmike » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:13 am

Sweet!
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby XDm45 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:39 am

BobK wrote:Looks nice.

I'd suggest you double the thickness of your bench top.


It's 3/4" right now, with double 2x4s around the edges, and multiple 2x4 cross supports. if it starts to flex or take too much of a beating, we will just change it to to some 2x6s run through a planer and laying together.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby MikeACP » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:18 pm

Very nice,Looks good alater.nd strong with room to add shelves
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby Klingon00 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:12 pm

Nice! My bench construction is similar but the top is made of MDF on my bench. Haven't had a problem so far as far as flexing or anything, and it takes hammering with my old Lee Classic Loader just fine. My only complaint is that it is flush with the frame of the bench like yours so its not as easy to clamp small things down like my zip trim. I think if I were to do it again, I'd leave some overlap for the top so it was easier to use my smaller clamps on it.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby XDm45 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:28 pm

I did leave 1.5" overlap on the sides everywhere but where the legs attach. It's not much, but should be enough to clamp something down in a pinch.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby e3mrk » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:05 pm

Nice Bench,It puts Mine to shame.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby shaner » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:43 pm

should do yu a good job , now if yu can find componets
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby Imcrazy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:19 pm

Nice job looks a lot like mine except I don't have a hutch maybe I'll add one.
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Re: Built a reloading bench today.

Postby The German » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:14 am

Very nice! I only have a store bought work bench with MDF on top, and I wish I had some more cabinet space for powder, books etc.
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