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Old 11-21-2013, 04:36 AM   #1
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Well just wanted to upload my new reloading and gunsmithing bench that my father-in-law and I made a few weeks ago about of 3/4" plywood, 2x4s and peg board.

It's 6' x 2' and about 43" high with a shelf about 10" off the ground, the top is two pieces of 3/4" plywood glued and screwed together but the top piece is screwed from the bottom so no screw heads show. Sides are peg board for hanging all sorts of things. Top is made like a mantle with lights behind a 1x6 ripped to make it look a bit cleaner.

The press is mounted on a piece of 3" angle iron which is welded to two pieces of 1-1/4" square tubing, and that slides in to two pieces of 1-1/2" square tubing mounted in the frame of the bench it self.

It has 2 power strips mounted on it one on the right side underneath the top frame and one on the left on the 2x4 between the bench top and the mantle.

It's still a work in progress because I want to make another mount like what the press is on for a vise and possibly some other piece of equipment.
So far I've sized and deprimed about 400 .38 specials, 50 .357 magnums, 100 .45 ACPs and a few other rifle calibers.

Also have my $35 Home Depot shelf unit to the left of the bench for storing all my brass, bullets and anything else and to it's left is a set of three different sizes of drawers to hold other things.

All in all it was fun to build and gives me somewhere to work other than the kitchen.

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very well done indeed! well thought out and good attention to detail. the sliding mount for your press is very unique and pretty danged neat looking.

you did an excellent job on the bench. thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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Thanks, yeah that wasn't my idea it was my inlaws I thought about cutting a piece out of the top and bottom sheets and making a little quick change like that but he came up with that one and it will work a lot better if I put a vise or whatever else on it. And with it mounted in the frame of the bench I hope it never decides to leave its home.

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Looks good mate...well done...cheers

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Well just wanted to upload my new reloading and gunsmithing bench that my father-in-law and I made a few weeks ago about of 3/4" plywood, 2x4s and peg board.

It's 6' x 2' and about 43" high with a shelf about 10" off the ground, the top is two pieces of 3/4" plywood glued and screwed together but the top piece is screwed from the bottom so no screw heads show. Sides are peg board for hanging all sorts of things. Top is made like a mantle with lights behind a 1x6 ripped to make it look a bit cleaner.

The press is mounted on a piece of 3" angle iron which is welded to two pieces of 1-1/4" square tubing, and that slides in to two pieces of 1-1/2" square tubing mounted in the frame of the bench it self.

It has 2 power strips mounted on it one on the right side underneath the top frame and one on the left on the 2x4 between the bench top and the mantle.

It's still a work in progress because I want to make another mount like what the press is on for a vise and possibly some other piece of equipment.
So far I've sized and deprimed about 400 .38 specials, 50 .357 magnums, 100 .45 ACPs and a few other rifle calibers.

Also have my $35 Home Depot shelf unit to the left of the bench for storing all my brass, bullets and anything else and to it's left is a set of three different sizes of drawers to hold other things.

All in all it was fun to build and gives me somewhere to work other than the kitchen.
Extra nice bunker/man cave, well done
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Thanks guys, I'm still looking to improve it, but I don't really know what I can do after drawing it up and building it I've run it to that inventors block and I can not come up with anymore ideas for it.

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Just put it to good use!

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Looks real sweet!!!! Very nice work. Keep it up.

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