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Reloading bench progress

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jmorris, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    It is 3/4" box tube that makes up a 5" truss making it quite strong an still light enough I won't mess up the wood floor. The adjustable padded feet also help out.

    Couldn't fit all of the most used equipment on at one time so there is a bottom shelf to hold them and an air compressor a friend gave me. It came out of a dentist office so it puts out quite a bit of air and is super quite.

    Still needs finish work and paint but you can get the concept.

  2. J Paul B

    J Paul B Member

    Impressive! Apparently it going to be moved to the hw floor location, can yo lift it easily?
  3. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    The short leg is held to the long one with 6 bolts, so it can be moved into the reloading room and assembled.
  4. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    That is an impressive collection of presses.
  5. readyeddy

    readyeddy Well-Known Member

  6. Grimshaw

    Grimshaw Well-Known Member

    Awesome you make me sick :barf:
  7. 1SOW

    1SOW Well-Known Member

    I like your truss design. Good call.

  8. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    It really shows here that having the background, tooling, and some cash to invest in a good platform you can really build a great specific purpose bench. I always like the items jmorris designs and manufactures, shows a lot of thought beforehand.:cool:
  9. 06

    06 Well-Known Member

    Great looking bench but what is all that BLUE clutter on it--lol. Nice!!
  10. BADUNAME37

    BADUNAME37 Well-Known Member

    Not enough GREEN for me but OK anyway.
  11. GW Staar

    GW Staar Well-Known Member

    Looks really nice. That looks like a long ways to span, especially without a leg in the corner between benches. I didn't know a 5" deep truss would be inflexible .... no bounce at all, huh? Very nifty!

    What about your extra equipment? Are you planning on building a quick mount system of some kind, or just screw and unscrew the mounting bolts?

    It's obvious, you prefer standing while you load.:)
  12. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    GW, I think sitting or standing depends on how tall he is. I'm pretty sure I'd have to squat or severely lean to pull the lever all the way on those presses. But I'm fairly tall. I think I'd be sitting on a bar stool.

    As far as no leg on the inside corner, I think it's be just fine. The long leg of the "L" appears to have two legs on the back side. I'm no engineer but I work with metal all day and if the table top is made of 10gauge or better I don't imagine there'd be any flex that you'd ever notice.
  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I'm going to hammer my Lee whackamole extra hard tonight. dry
  14. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    I can bounce up and down 200 or so pounds standing on the 1x2 supported bottom shelf and get it to move a little but the trussed top is strong as hell.

    The table top is drilled and tapped for everything so if I need to swap out machines its faster than most could do a caliber change.

    It's way to short to stand and load. My office chair has to be almost as low as it will go with the 550. I guess you could stand loading with the 1050 but no handle to pull on it any longer.
  15. GW Staar

    GW Staar Well-Known Member

    Kool! Will be fun to see the finished project. You mentioned wooden floor....inside your house, reloading shed, where's the final resting place? Ought to make a nice Christmas present for your wife!......kidding.:) Merry Christmas! I know you've been waiting for this for a while. If I remember right, you moved fairly recently?
  16. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Yes, a loading room in the house, keep the machines cleaner than out in the shop. I guess it's been almost 2 years after the move. Time flys with a baby.
  17. GW Staar

    GW Staar Well-Known Member

    Yes it does fly. Seems like yesterday...only my first was twin girls.:) Ended up with 5 kids. My youngest (boy) has 3 kids, and the last grandchild was born 2 weeks ago....made 18.:D BTW....grandkids are way superior to kids....you'll understand in a few more years.....well for one thing they don't keep me up at night. :cool:
  18. Fired

    Fired Member

    omg awesomeness right here. Nicely done!
  19. Steel185

    Steel185 Well-Known Member

    That is a lot of presses. How tall is it? Looks like you sit when you reload?

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