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Old August 13, 2010, 10:24 AM   #1501
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NICE!!! Good job on the bench REL1203
Thanks... It was a lot of fun building, and I got to put in some extra support right under the top layer, it doesn't flex at all
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Old August 25, 2010, 10:10 PM   #1502
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Originally Posted by Seismic Sam View Post
Made it from Unistrut about 25 years ago, and the top is 2 x 12's bolted to the metal.

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love the eye candy! 'specially the redhead... nice bench BTW...
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Old August 26, 2010, 01:17 AM   #1503
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Old pic. I have now a big RCBS press more.
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Old August 29, 2010, 10:28 AM   #1504
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Old August 29, 2010, 06:18 PM   #1505
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I get invalid attch. notice on this one. Try reposting it.
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Old August 29, 2010, 06:25 PM   #1506
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Me too Snuffy.
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Old August 29, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1507
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OK let's try this...



I was asked how I attached the bench top to the frame.

1. I placed the first piece of 24 X 96 plywood on top of the frame and screwed it to the 2 X 6's using 1-1/2 drywall screws. I made sure I didn't screw into the top of the legs. That way, if for any reason, I would be able to remove the legs.

2. Then I applied beads of "TiteBond" wood glue about 1" from the edge all around the perimeter and zig - zag beads 6" apart over the rest of the surface.
Then I placed the 2nd piece of plywood on top. Made the edges flush and clamped. Then using 1-1/4" drywall screws I drove the screws from the bottom up through the top, working from the center out to the edges.
Any glue that seeped out sanded off well after it dried.

After attaching the side boards I gave it a sanding to dull any sharp edges then applied 4-5 coats of Minwax Poly-Crlic water based urethane finish.
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Old August 29, 2010, 08:59 PM   #1508
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That one worked.NICE bench.
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Old August 30, 2010, 07:00 AM   #1509
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This is the frame under construction.



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Old August 30, 2010, 07:14 AM   #1510
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Bench plans

Just in case anyone is interested in the plans for my bench, here they are.

BENCH1.pdf

BENCH2.pdf

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Old September 2, 2010, 05:56 PM   #1511
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Set mine up in my home office rightnext to the laptop. Bottom 2 draws of the filing cabinet contain all the bits. stays pretty clean and I can load while I am I'm on the phone. Also easy to find specs and read forums while loading.
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Old September 3, 2010, 10:47 PM   #1512
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Nothing fancy but it works.
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Old September 5, 2010, 03:51 PM   #1513
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Here's mine, along with a link the the thread posted:




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Old September 5, 2010, 07:26 PM   #1514
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Not so much a reloading bench as a coffee table with my presses clamped to it. I keep the ultrasonic brass cleaner under the bathroom sink.

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Old September 7, 2010, 05:04 PM   #1515
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My bench

This my temporary set up until I can get the rest of my gun room done.
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Old September 9, 2010, 02:03 AM   #1516
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MCK45ACP that is one nice piece of work and thanks for the plans as well.




Price of the wood for this project was $0.00. Just had to buy fasteners so i maybe got $10-$15 in it and it's rock solid (extra bracing under the 650 of course).
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Old September 9, 2010, 08:34 AM   #1517
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8 feet wide and 32 inches deep love this bench solid 2x6 top I have all my presses mounted now. and lots of decal on the peg board. the iwfe and basicly have a gun/reload room in the house.




Constructed with a 2x4 pine frame using stringer fasteners and a solid 2x6 bench top with peg board back and 3/4 upper shelf and 4 foot work lamp. this thing is 8 feet wide and 32 inches deep.
Cool extra features.
Bose sound system integrated in shelf's
Lap top stand and under bench printer for charting loads, ballistics ect...
But the best part with can't be seen is the 2x6 frame behind the peg board witch just happens to fit a wall mount for 18 inch flat screen TV thats right Bose sound and 18 inch LED screen right on the peg board. This screen attaches nicely to a tower computer that has built in sat/tv tuner dvr.
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Old September 10, 2010, 03:41 AM   #1518
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Hey all,
got a question for the community I am new to the whole reloading part of owning a hand gun and so far I think I have found a new way to meditate...^.^ anyways I am in need of a bench I can no longer work with a the space I had set up...one problem I nee the bench to free floating...in the sense that I cannot bolt it to the floor or the walls. How would I go about building one that won't tip over on me if I put pressure on side of the table, and can anyone suggest a place online where I can get plans of a basic bench? I don't need a big bench I only have gun (for now).
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Old September 10, 2010, 06:26 AM   #1519
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For years I loaded on a wall-attached bench and always wanted access to the back side. This is what I did, I like the island with access to all sides much better. The presses are affixed to a steel plate and the vertical stress is directly over the legs. It's rock solid.

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Old September 10, 2010, 12:42 PM   #1520
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anyways I am in need of a bench I can no longer work with a the space I had set up...one problem I nee the bench to free floating...in the sense that I cannot bolt it to the floor or the walls.
Then, you will need something built on the heavy side. Look at flashholes bench. It's built very heavy. He also has two shelves underneath that have lots of weight on them. That's the best answer for you.

As for plans, can you build a box? A bench is simply a box with only one side closed in. I never have had any plans. Just started with a rectangular frame, then put a top on it. I suppose it helps to be blessed with a mechanics mind, I've seen people that CANNOT build a box. Or anything else for that matter.
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Old September 12, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1521
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Mister flashhole, I guess, this is the work of art...
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Old September 12, 2010, 05:02 PM   #1522
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Recent shot of my "hole" in the corner of the basement. I'm not as fancy as some of you, more Redneck I guess. I tend to "recycle" old used crap and put it to other uses.

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Old September 12, 2010, 06:08 PM   #1523
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I'm not as fancy as some of you, more Redneck I guess. I tend to "recycle" old used crap and put it to other uses.
Nothing wrong with that. Tends to lead to a bigger powder fund...and that is always a good thing.
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Old September 13, 2010, 05:58 PM   #1524
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I don't know if he's ever posted this one, but this is where my Brother and I hang out.





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Old September 16, 2010, 05:35 PM   #1525
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1911, that is one hell of a gun room! Whereabouts are you in MT? I am in Missoula.
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