What does your reloading bench look like

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  1. TranterUK

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    My work bench is like my life, cluttered and busy with lots going on at the same time. I have given up trying to be organised.

    Yes, I do use the bench for more than one thing, among other things I work as an artist. Many's the time I used a painting brush on a gun or die.
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  2. 312shooter

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    Here's my bench, I welded this up, and gave it a little kick with the diamond plate, the top is 5/16 plate steel with a stained plywood cap. It's a little compact so I can park vehicles in the garage and still work..:D

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  3. The_Vigilante

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    tEN wOLVES,

    I don't reload for long periods of time so haven't felt the need for sitting at this time. I take a lot of breaks and also have a lot of time on my hands (semi-retired) so have a lot of time to devote to reloading. I think my bench would be the answer to your situation-plenty of room on top and storage on bottom. Add a solid-core door to the top and you have even more room.
  4. tEN wOLVES

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    Hello 312Shooter

    Nicely done, you sure took care of your space problem, that's a heavy well built unit, and should satisfy your needs real well I like the way you put the diamond plate on it, it looks great and really adds the necessary weight you would need with a small bench like this. thanks for sharing with us Pard.

    tEN wOLVES


    Hello Vigilante

    I know where you're coming from I'm fully retired, and have lots of time to do things now, and I love every minute of it, I think your bench would work out just fine, only I think I need one that will be 8' long x 36or40" deep x 36" high, I have one like this I built years back and it's free standing , and it is plenty heavy, you can't move it until you remove a lot of whats in it, I share this bench with my leather making/wood working/ reloading now and want to make a loading and gun bench only bench, which will be against the corner wall, I want to put shelves or shallow wall cabinets, to store all things related. and at this point of the game, I like a nice seat to sit in while I load, just getting lazy don't ya know, but after standing at work for 45 years, I think I deserve to do some sitting now, ( LOL ) I guess what I'm trying to do is get all the different ways to go about it with this bench.


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  5. The_Vigilante

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    tEN wOLVES,

    That's easy enough-just bolt two of mine together and add a solid core table top cut to your liking to make it wider. That would give you a 10' long table-plenty of space for everything you can put on it.
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  6. The_Vigilante

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    tEN wOLVES,

    That's easy enough to fix. Bolt two of mine together and screw 2 solid-core doors to the top cut to your liking. The bench is already 36" high. This will give you a 10' bench which should be long enough for everything you have-maybe? You will have all of the storage beneath the two benches to boot.
  7. tEN wOLVES

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    Thanks Vigilante

    Good point, I'll have to check that out to see if 10' would work out, seems a guy can never have enough bench space, you said you got yours from Home Depot right, I could also make it deeper by adding 40"x8' plywood to it also, but you know for what the kit would cost I would be money ahead to just build it from scratch. I think I'll go see what Home Depot has, and if they still have that kit you have. Thanks for suggestions Pal.

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  8. tEN wOLVES

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    Hello Vigilante

    I checked with our home depot, and they didn't know what I was talking about, if you have a bar code or product # I would appreciate it, these guys said they didn't have anyway to look it up without one.

    Come the rest of you loaders lets see what you have and how you make it work for you.

    Thanks

    tEN wOLVES
  9. Contenderizer

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    I must admit that having seen TranterUK's workbench I have a renewed respect for our good friends across the pond. No wonder the Germans couldn't conquer England; the Brits can overcome any adversity!

    I'll bet you 5 quid that at least one of those paint brushes is also used to measure the OAL of a British 303.

    Cheers, Tranter, and have a prosperous 2009!
  10. tEN wOLVES

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    LOL Contenderizer :D

    And likewise you have a great New Year too

    tEN wOLVES :)
  11. bluesea112

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    I think there is still a bench under all my stuff. When I need some space, I just throw a scrap piece of plywood on top and go to work. This technique tends to build layers, and it is difficult to find stuff that is buried within the first layer or two. I would not recommend it.
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  12. thomas44

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    I do mainly pistol, and some smaller rifle, so mine isn't as heavy-duty as some. In fact, I move mine around from room to room. It's in my living room now, and my cat agreed to pose for this pic...

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  13. bluesea112

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    Thomas, how do you keep everything from falling off the table with the table nailed to the wall like that? I'm surprised you did not get scratched up by the cat when you put glue on his ass and stuck him to the wall. Good luck getting him down without losing an eye. You are a brave man.
  14. tEN wOLVES

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    Howdy All :)

    I just thought I would let you know what I've decided to do, I really appreciate all of your input on this new loading bench project, and will use some of these ideas for my new one, I decided to go with the 2x4 Basics, you can check out the link below, I'm recovering from torn rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, so I thought this would be an easy way to build what I want, insted of using one 3/4" slab of plywood for the top, I will use two, with the very top one being a HARD WOOD PLYWOOD, the other shelves will be 3/4" plywood, which should give me a solid outfit, but to make it better I will fasten it to the wall, the 2x4 Basics kits enable you to make your bench any size you want, based on the length of the 2x4, you can see there full line of products at www.2x4basics.com take a look see , this might be something that you might be interested in too. I will post pictures when the bench is finished. the link below is to the reloading bench that another customer made, it looks real good.

    tEN wOLVES :D



    http://www.2x4basics.com/show_photo.asp?photo_number=84
  15. tEN wOLVES

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    Howdy All :)

    I just thought I would let you know what I've decided to do, I really appreciate all of your input on this new loading bench project, and will use some of these ideas for my new one, I decided to go with the 2x4 Basics, you can check out the link below, I'm recovering from torn rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder, so I thought this would be an easy way to build what I want, in sted of using one 3/4" slab of plywood for the top, I will use two, with the very top one being a HARD WOOD PLYWOOD, the other shelves will be 3/4" plywood, which should give me a solid outfit, but to make it better I will fasten it to the wall, the 2x4 Basics kits enable you to make your bench any size you want, based on the length of the 2x4, you can see there full line of products at www.2x4basics.com take a look see , this might be something that you might be interested in too. I will post pictures win the bench is finished. the link below is to the reloading bench that another customer made, it looks real good.

    tEN wOLVES :D



    http://www.2x4basics.com/show_photo.asp?photo_number=84
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