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GTKrockeTT
01-13-2007, 5:41 PM
Just finished building her...:D

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1664/img1628mediumoa1.jpg
http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/5553/img1630mediumnz8.jpg

big jon
01-13-2007, 5:53 PM
sweet :D my bench is a mess

anyracoon
01-13-2007, 5:58 PM
Looks nice. Wait a bought 6 months or so and you will wish that you made it twice as big. I started out with 5 feet, than went to 10, I now have over 20 feet of reloading bench space not counting storage shelves and could use another 5 foot or so. A rock chucker, RCBS 4X4, 3 Mecs, a Dillon 550 & 650.

GTKrockeTT
01-13-2007, 6:00 PM
Looks nice. Wait a bought 6 months or so and you will wish that you made it twice as big. I started out with 5 feet, than went to 10, I now have over 20 feet of reloading bench space not counting storage shelves and could use another 5 foot or so. A rock chucker, RCBS 4X4, 3 Mecs, a Dillon 550 & 650.

no need, i already wish i made it bigger. ;) but, i'm constrained by space limitations at my current house.

xrMike
01-14-2007, 11:44 AM
Nice looking bench. Your attention to detail is evident, and that trait will serve you well when reloading.

Was that a bench "kit" of some kind? Never seen connectors like that before. Where did you get them? They look real sturdy and stiff.

GTKrockeTT
01-14-2007, 4:32 PM
Nice looking bench. Your attention to detail is evident, and that trait will serve you well when reloading.

Was that a bench "kit" of some kind? Never seen connectors like that before. Where did you get them? They look real sturdy and stiff.

Appreciate the kind words. My wife got it for me as part of a xmas gift. Best thing about the kit is that you can build it as large as you would like...sturdy is an understatement. ;)

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-2/qid=1168824692/ref=sr_1_2/601-8727932-1680123?ie=UTF8&asin=B00030L1BY

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00030L1BY.16._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS384_.jpg

tankerman
01-14-2007, 6:06 PM
Looks nice. Wait a bought 6 months or so and you will wish that you made it twice as big. I started out with 5 feet, than went to 10, I now have over 20 feet of reloading bench space not counting storage shelves and could use another 5 foot or so. A rock chucker, RCBS 4X4, 3 Mecs, a Dillon 550 & 650.

Sweet, I'd like to see some pictures of that ammo factory you've got goin' on.

thmpr
01-15-2007, 11:01 AM
Nice!!! when wil we see some pics of the actual setup?

;)

eckerph
01-15-2007, 11:18 AM
i already wish i made it bigger. but, i'm constrained by space limitations at my current house.


At least your not handloading in a closet like me.

thmpr
01-15-2007, 11:19 AM
In a closet?

eckerph
01-15-2007, 1:54 PM
In a closet?


Yup, i had a whole bedroom for my guns/reloading bench that stretched from one end of the room to the next, i had lots of room to reload and clean/work on my guns but were having a baby girl next month and she is gonna need her own room so i cut up the old bench and made a 3x3 bench for the closet. At least i have cable in the master bedroom.

zyl8tr
01-16-2007, 10:48 AM
Niccccccccccce

I was gonna do the same thing. How do you plan on bolting down the press? Doesn't the press need to be at the edge of the table? Just wondering because I don't know how you would be able to install the nuts underneath the table.

C.G.
01-16-2007, 11:33 AM
Niccccccccccce

I was gonna do the same thing. How do you plan on bolting down the press? Doesn't the press need to be at the edge of the table? Just wondering because I don't know how you would be able to install the nuts underneath the table.

The bolt pattern is usually inset a little, so there should be enough room. You could always use lag bolts, but I don't think they would last very long.

Round Gun Shooter
01-16-2007, 1:14 PM
Here is the actual work area. Counter is 11' long room is 11' square and dedicated to this hobby.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e62/Round_Gun_Shooter/RELOADINGGEAR003.jpg

tankerman
01-16-2007, 7:42 PM
Nice. I wish I had that kind of room to spread out my junk

Ninja45
01-18-2007, 3:44 PM
I am so carpentry challenged that I only buy furniture that are assembled!

"Easy assembly required" printed on any packaging is a big lie for me!

So...I am happy with an old sturdy dining table in the garage with shelves mounted on the wall using L brackets and compressed wood.

Sydwaiz
01-18-2007, 6:01 PM
Cool. I have two benches and can't find either one...

GTKrockeTT
01-18-2007, 11:41 PM
can't have a reloading bench without the reloading components. here's my humble setup...

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1109/img1643mediumke9.jpg

zyl8tr
01-19-2007, 7:42 AM
can't have a reloading bench without the reloading components. here's my humble setup...

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/1109/img1643mediumke9.jpg


I can see the bolt pattern on your RCBS is a little inset. Unfortunately, my Lee press is right at the edge. Oh well, i need to buy a Dillon anyways. I am so jealous of your "humble" reloading bench. Perfect size for me too. Time for another project.

vwsergio
01-19-2007, 6:57 PM
Nice bench looks like the right size