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Old 06-09-2011, 01:10 AM   #1
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Default Poor man's reloading bench

I got bored and decided I needed a better reloading/gun maintainence bench.
Found a used Kobalt workbench on Craigslist for $50. It had a cheap particleboard top, so I added a piece of 3/4" oak plywood $18 from Lowes. Glued and screwed to the existing top and it is incredibly sturdy!
A little stain and varnish, and an ever so cheap FTF decal (worth the money)!!!

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:16 AM   #2
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That looks like a nice set up Gordo.. After spending all that money on a box you should organize it a little. What a mess !!!

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That looks like a nice set up Gordo.. After spending all that money on a box you should organize it a little. What a mess !!!
LOL, The maids will be in tomorrow morning
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Very nice set up. Nice sticker placement too.

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Very nice set up. Nice sticker placement too.
Thank You.
I'm sure the GF will tell me it's a little crooked though, maybe not though
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That's all you need, nicely done, Gordo!

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Poor man or not that is not a bad looking set up.

I can't want till I get a house where I can build my gun room to suit my needs. I want a reloading area a work area and a cleaning area.

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Very nice set up for very little money. I wouldn't be ashamed of it at all....poor man or not.

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Looks like your good to go with that setup.

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Thank's to all for the compliments!
After using the bench for a few days now, my only regret is the length. It is only 4 ft. and another foot would have made all the difference. It is what it is though!
I do have to say, while I usually don't buy things from Harbour Freight, I got the flourescent magnifying light from them ($40) and it has turned out to be one of those things I wonder how I ever got along without!

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