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Building My New Reloading Bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DM~, Jan 7, 2011.

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  1. Captain FU

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    It is a wonderful thing (to me anyway) to see people that can still do things with their own two hands. So much of America is basically helpless anymore.

    Reloading to me is a "fend for yourself" kind of thing. And building a bench out of a log is as well.

    Awesome freaking job.
     
  2. earlthegoat2

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    Outstanding sir!!!!
     
  3. SpringfieldM1A

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    Nice thats how i made my coffee table ha. used beech that i found up in the woods. threw on some danish oil and turned out pretty nice. very solid.
     
  4. Tim the student

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    Man, that is cool! Nice job.
     
  5. TeamPrecisionIT

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    I only have one question: When can I swing by to build mine like that? I think freight might be an issue but I'll work that out. I had to build mind using only an electric saw, level, square and screws. That bench looks like it would last decades even pounding on it every day with a sledgehammer!

    Damian
     
  6. DM~

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    Thanks guys!

    Frieght really would be an issue! lol That baby is really really heavy!! :)

    DM
     
  7. JimKirk

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    Very good pictorial of a step by step build! Nice heavy duty bench! Just goes to show that the right tools make such a project fairly easy. Can you imagine cutting down that tree and cutting it into the planks with the tools of the 1800's or early 1900's?

    Good Job!

    Jimmy K
     
  8. Funshooter45

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    Holy Tool Man!

    Great job! That is doing it right and learning from all the past setups that weren't quite right. I really like it when things are built SOLID. You have a knack for wood, and the raw materials and tools needed for it. My dad is the same way with steel. If he's still around when I get my perfect location, I'll have him build me one out of steel. I might need a D-9 and a trackhoe to put it into position, but it will never wear out.

    Thank you very much!
     
  9. 788Ham

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    I am impressed with the log/wood used, beautiful wood! I thought my bench was a little over-kill, HA! You do fantastic work, those shelves won't bow any time soon either. I like your wrench pegs, neat idea!
     
  10. dconrad

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    Holy Crap! That should be one solid bench.
     
  11. Jeff H

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    Awesome job, but I have a question. How do you keep all the woodworking dust off the reloading bench? Everytime I start a project in teh workshop, sawdust gets everywhere.
     
  12. silverking

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    That,sir, is the Paul Bunyon of all benches!
    Your love of wood and its beauty is obvious. Congrats on an awesome build. I am envious of your talent.
     
  13. Xfire68

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    That is truly amazing! I love the rawness of it all and that I know it is heavy enough to not have to worry about stability! Great work! I wish I had equipment like that!
     
  14. DM~

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    Easy, my reloading bench is in my basement, and my woodworking tools are out in my wood working shop. :) Here's a pict. of where i do my wood and metal working,

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    Thanks to everyone for the very nice comments!

    DM
     
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  15. chrt396

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    Makes me jealous! I have absolutely NO..ZERO..ZIP-ZILCH wood working talent! On top of that..out of a raw piece of lumber! It just ain't fair!!
     
  16. Maverick223

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    I thought the bench was great...but that workshop on waterfront property is even better. That is a beautiful homestead/workplace you have there!

    :)
     
  17. Clark

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    A friend of mine decided to make a table for his son.
    He made a saw mill with a little chain saw.
    I was disturbed by his table design, so I bought him a book.

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  18. Mike Kerr

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    Very Impressive. I believe it is the strongest looking wood bench I have ever seen. The most amazing thing is the pictorial story from logs to lumber to bench. I'll look forward to seeing your "phase 2".

    regards,

    :):):)
     
  19. 45Autoloader

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    Hey DM~,

    What does your gun cleaning station look like? Just wondering.....
     
  20. Wedge

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    Very impressive.
     
  21. DM~

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    You have to clean guns??? Your kidding, right? :)

    I just put a gun cradle in the vise on my bench, and get after it!

    DM
     
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