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#2942091 - 03/07/16 09:22 PM New Reloading Bench!
orkan Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1745
Loc: Western SD

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#2942099 - 03/07/16 09:33 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
Rusty Black Offline
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Registered: 03/06/13
Posts: 752
Loc: Southeast,Pa
Nice!

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#2942100 - 03/07/16 09:34 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
Rusty Black Offline
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Registered: 03/06/13
Posts: 752
Loc: Southeast,Pa
Nice!

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#2942195 - 03/08/16 01:35 AM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
TaterTot Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 497
Loc: Nampa, Idaho
Looks pretty sweet!

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#2942330 - 03/08/16 11:18 AM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
Plant.One Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
Posts: 4685
Loc: Oakland County, MI
thats pretty [beeep] nice. i wish i wasn't in a rental, i'd love to be able to hard mount mine down to the walls and such. the only place i could do that would be out in the garage - and its just too [beeep] cold up here in the winter for that to be an option - i do all my brass prep in the winter so meh.


very awesome bench - you really put some thought and time into that!
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#2942350 - 03/08/16 12:13 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
Yote Newb Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
Posts: 213
Loc: Neither here or there
Looks nice. Put enough weight in your bench and you don't have to worry about anchoring it to the wall or floor. Mine is made out of free kitchen cabinets from someone else's remodel. I have so much crap stored in them there is no chance of them moving. Heck, they probably wouldn't budge empty. It was a big step up from the reinforced microwave stand I was using before, lol

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#2942368 - 03/08/16 01:09 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: Yote Newb]
Plant.One Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
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Loc: Oakland County, MI
Originally Posted By: Yote Newb
Looks nice. Put enough weight in your bench and you don't have to worry about anchoring it to the wall or floor. Mine is made out of free kitchen cabinets from someone else's remodel. I have so much crap stored in them there is no chance of them moving. Heck, they probably wouldn't budge empty. It was a big step up from the reinforced microwave stand I was using before, lol


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my bench is made from repurposed lumber - mostly its stuff form an old shelving unit in my last residence's garage that didnt fit into the new house.

i do have quite a bit of heavy stuff (brass and bullets) on the 8' side (its L shaped) but the press is on the 4' side and the bench wiggles a bit from time to time. running mg fired 308 through the small base die really requires some gusto and this is when i notice it the most.

hopefully this'll be my last rental and i can reconfigure it into something more permanent.

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again, beautiful setup there OP - in my future designs i may steal your press insert idea. thats pretty [beeep] slick.
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#2942422 - 03/08/16 02:45 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 6884
Loc: AZ, Phoenix
haha.. nice headers for the hijack.


That is a nice bench, hope you don't mind if i copy it. smile
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#2942453 - 03/08/16 04:26 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
GhostsoftheGrass Offline
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Registered: 01/09/13
Posts: 191
Loc: NE
That is neat! Have you played enough on it to decide if you like those exposed thumb nuts on top of the inserts? I always seem to be hitting my elbows on something. I love idea!

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#2942484 - 03/08/16 05:44 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
WhoCares Offline
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Registered: 08/21/09
Posts: 540
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I just purchased 20' of maple bowling alley lane for my bench. Had to cut it in 10' sections. One section weighed 300 lbs. making a nice reloading bench will be my summer project. My current bench is just to flexible when forming new cases.
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#2942626 - 03/08/16 09:54 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: GhostsoftheGrass]
orkan Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1745
Loc: Western SD
Originally Posted By: GhostsoftheGrass
That is neat! Have you played enough on it to decide if you like those exposed thumb nuts on top of the inserts? I always seem to be hitting my elbows on something. I love idea!
I think I'll be replacing that hardware with something flush mount on the top. Not sure yet. It does limit the placement of little containers when dealing with brass/bullets/etc.

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#2942637 - 03/08/16 10:09 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
Plant.One Offline
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Registered: 02/12/15
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Loc: Oakland County, MI
you could probably use something similar to an elevator bolt like they use on self leveling feet - if you can find one long enough. i'm thinking something like this


http://www.fmwfasteners.com/products/A30...yQ#.Vt-Tc_krLmg


then use your thumb nuts under the bench
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#2942647 - 03/08/16 10:24 PM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: orkan]
orkan Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1745
Loc: Western SD
I'm likely going to use the same thumb screws/bolts and insert them from the bottom, and get a flush-mount thumb-nut for the top. Can't seem to find those right now in 1.5" diameter, so I'll likely end up tossing these thumb nuts into a lathe and shortening the protrusion.

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#2942701 - 03/09/16 12:25 AM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: Plant.One]
AZ RON Offline
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Registered: 01/01/15
Posts: 76
Loc: Buckeye, Az
Originally Posted By: Plant.One
thats pretty [beeep] nice. i wish i wasn't in a rental, i'd love to be able to hard mount mine down to the walls and such. the only place i could do that would be out in the garage - and its just too [beeep] cold up here in the winter for that to be an option - i do all my brass prep in the winter so meh.


very awesome bench - you really put some thought and time into that!


I sure wish the wife would let me bring my stuff inside lol
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#2942716 - 03/09/16 01:04 AM Re: New Reloading Bench! [Re: AZ RON]
orkan Offline
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Registered: 06/27/03
Posts: 1745
Loc: Western SD
Originally Posted By: AZ RON
I sure wish the wife would let me bring my stuff inside lol
Sounds like it's time for a new wife. Sack up! smile

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