My first bench!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JEB, Sep 30, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. JEB

    JEB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,141
    Location:
    Douds, IA
    For the last decade I've never had a place that I didn't plan on moving away from. Last year I bought my first home, got married, and added my new bride and two step-sons to my home. After all that was taken care of, it was time for a bench. A real one. after 10 years of reloading with my press clamped to black and Decker folding work table, I finally designed and built my own bench. And here it is! Ran a few 9mm on it tonight and it is such a huge improvement. Life is good! 20170930_191312.jpg
     
  2. Jimster

    Jimster Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2015
    Messages:
    864
    Location:
    IL
    Looks great. I’m jealous. I have the same press. I sound like 2nd grade writing class.
     
    JEB likes this.
  3. JO JO

    JO JO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2011
    Messages:
    2,541
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    looks good , I enjoy spending time on my bench , feels good to have your own spot :)
     
  4. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    68,546
    Location:
    Alabama
    Very nice, looks real sturdy. I like the shelf down low.
     
  5. JEB

    JEB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,141
    Location:
    Douds, IA
    thanks guys! ive really been enjoying it. it's pretty solid. only way i think i could make it better is to bolt it to the wall
     
    Rule3 likes this.
  6. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    26,248
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    Congratulations on the permanent desk and on your new home and family. It sounds like life is really good for you. Cool!
     
    JEB likes this.
  7. Laphroaig

    Laphroaig Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,833
    Location:
    W. PA
    What's the deal with that 4895 container? I never saw one like that before. :confused:
     
  8. red rick

    red rick Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,211
    Location:
    Virginia
    Nice , you did a good job , I am sure you well enjoy it .
     
  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    26,248
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    Not to speak for the OP but that's an old can from back in the DuPont days. It's old lol.
     
  10. JEB

    JEB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,141
    Location:
    Douds, IA
    like ArchAngelCD said, its old lol. buddy of mine bought all the reloading supplies from a widow whos late husband had a lot of equipment. my buddy gave me a few things he didnt need which included this can of powder. i lucked out because it was mostly full and still looks/smells fresh.
     
  11. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,102
    Location:
    Nashville, Tn.
    Looks great! Glad you've got a "place" to call your loading area. Last time my bench was that organized...was the day before I started loading.

    Mark
     
  12. SwaneeSR

    SwaneeSR Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    772
    Location:
    MN, United States of America
    Nice bench JEB.

    I have the same press, mounted in the same type of room, same corner...... loading up 6.5x55se for deer season.

    Swanee
     
    JEB likes this.
  13. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Messages:
    1,059
    Congratulations on everything! New house... new family... new bench! Very cool!
     
    JEB likes this.
  14. SC_Dave

    SC_Dave Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    434
    Location:
    Hickory, NC
    Well done!!
     
  15. dh1633pm
    • Contributing Member

    dh1633pm Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Messages:
    3,191
    Location:
    Central New York
    Built by a professional, don't try this at home. Very good reloading bench. Looks great.
     
    JEB likes this.
  16. Wis-Harpo

    Wis-Harpo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    249
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Everything is nice and neat and sturdy. I think I am jealous it is so clean. Good job of putting it together. Just show a picture about a year from now, It may look like mine with stuff organized in my mind only. Just ask my wife who likes things dusted, organized, and squeaky clean. I put stuff back every so often. Mine is 7 foot long, and more room for clutter.
     
  17. bbqreloader
    • Contributing Member

    bbqreloader Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Colorado
    and here's to many happy hours of reloading on your new bench!
     
  18. JEB

    JEB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,141
    Location:
    Douds, IA
    im the same way. I limited myself to 4ft long, partly due to space limitations, and also to force myself to not allow as much clutter. i know my habits though...i will slowly let it get more and more messy and eventually clean it all up. and the cycle will repeat itself. my own little brand of controlled chaos lol.
     
  19. CrankyCraig

    CrankyCraig Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    245
    Location:
    Texas,USA
    very nice!
     
  20. santacruzdave

    santacruzdave Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2014
    Messages:
    232
    Location:
    Santa Cruz California
    Happy reloading!
     
  21. joneb

    joneb Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Oregon
    The bench looks great JEB.
    Mine looks like someone emptied a few junk draws on it :notworthy:
     
  22. Zendude

    Zendude Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,740
    Location:
    Texas
    Looks good! How many different cartridges do you load?
     
  23. Milt1

    Milt1 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2014
    Messages:
    1,114
    Location:
    N.C.
    Plenty of light, an excellent set-up!
     
  24. rondog

    rondog Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    6,838
    Location:
    Commurado
    Very nice, congrats! Taking bets on how soon you outgrow it though? Reloading stuff tends to grow and spread out.....
     
  25. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    8,170
    Location:
    Florida
    Very nice, yes if you can attach to the wall. If that is drywall, find a stud and lag bolt or even very large screws will add even more rigidity.
    You need to mess it it up some now,:)
     
    JEB likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice