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Old 06-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #331
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@ MarlinMan and @Axx55e : Thanks!

Axx55e is right...specs accomodate whatever you need. 6'x2' bench allows me to still park both cars in my garage. And, the the kit was only $70 on Amazon. I too was budget-minded and only spentd $200 total to complete.
But that included the stain, two flourescent-lights, 12-outlet power-strip and galvenized bracket mounts for the small plastic bins.I went the extra expense of 3/4" furniture-grade plywood for the shelves (for smooth feel).
Overall, it was a nice price compared to lots of other options I was looking at.

Per the manufacture's website, 'the materials are made of heavy-gauge resins and are impact-and solvent-resistant, for long-term durability.' Each shelf will support 1,000lbs. It's very strong when completed.

http://www.amazon.com/2x4basics-90164-Workbench-Shelving-Storage/dp/B0030T1BRE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402670691&sr=8-1&keywords=2x4+basics

Good luck! And. post some pics when you get your bench built

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:35 PM   #332
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Wow! That is some kinda 'space' you have! Jealous

Nice setup!

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ElvinL and others,
I have the same bench kit with the plastic legs/etc, I use it as a general-purpose workbench. It is super-sturdy, easy to build, and can be disassembled if you relocate, as I am in the process of doing. I have a vise and a drill press mounted on it now with room for more stuff. I am very pleased with that bench.
My loading benches were built from scrap, I think I have some pics somewhere.

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Not really as chaotic as it looks at first glance.

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Not really as chaotic as it looks at first glance.
Nah. I can clearly tell everything has its place there. What has to be my favorite part about your set up is that mini fridge at your feet. I actually have to stand and walk to the kitchen to get a beer.
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ElvinL and others,
I have the same bench kit with the plastic legs/etc, I use it as a general-purpose workbench. It is super-sturdy, easy to build, and can be disassembled if you relocate, as I am in the process of doing. I have a vise and a drill press mounted on it now with room for more stuff. I am very pleased with that bench.
My loading benches were built from scrap, I think I have some pics somewhere.
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Per the manufacture's website, 'the materials are made of heavy-gauge resins and are impact-and solvent-resistant, for long-term durability.' Each shelf will support 1,000lbs. It's very strong when completed
Thank you both for the info on that workbench sold on Amazon.

I , too, have a small vise and a small drill press that I plan on mounting on one of the benches...so the bench's sturdiness, and how much weight it could safely support were two of my main concerns....it surely looks like it is the answer for my workbench.

BTW Nothing wrong with using scraps if they are in clean & good condition, and assembled correctly/in a professional manner.

Unfortunately, however... my scrap built work bench was a quite a bit less than "spectacular" in assembly and appearance, as well as function ......And was built out of dirty and rough condition scraps.......back in the 1970s.

Plus it has had lots of different loaders (7) mounted, unmounted, and then remounted as time went by, not to mention addition of drill press and vice in a location on the bench that didn't allow much use of either one easily,.

And all the different loaders being moved around left the top full of open holes for powder, screws, and other small things to fall through.

I feel it's now a bit of a safety hazard in those respects.Plus it just didn't look very nice/professionally done.

Plus it is really too narrow, and was wedged between the walls so as to not tilt over because it's too narrow.

The whole set up had gradually, but surely, become a real mess over the years..LOL and I'm sorta persnickety about function/appearance........

So I am *totally revamping the whole room*. For more room to work, and everything located/mounted in a manner that makes sense ... and allows them all to be much easier to access/use.

There will only be a pistol/rifle cartridge reloader and one shot shell reloader,on one bench and a drill press, and vise mounted on the other work benche when I'm through.

And I hope to mount both of the bench's tops in such manner that it can be easily replaced later on,such as screwed on with wood screws for when/if I decided to buy a nicer reloading machine (no leftover holes) .......

As I hope, to some day , get a much nicer/faster progressive cartridge reloading machine (maybe a Dillon Precision 550B?)

And then I'll use the other bench on opposite wall for cleaning rifles/pistols as well as my other hobby, model car building, which I really enjoy. This should leave room for me to have my Craftsman tool box against the shortest wall for tool storage.

Luckily there is already some pretty decent storage cabinets mounted on the walls, for powder and components /bullets, etc....and I've already collected a few items for "themed decoration" of the walls as well.... should be a nice but small "reloading cave".....

I'll be sure to post pics in this thread in a month or three/four when I'm done with the whole deal.

I think it'll be a pretty clean and well thought out/ set up reloading area when I'm finished. Although the room is rather small, it will be enough for my plans/purposes.


Thanks Again! Time to go do some more work to accomplish this feat...........
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I keep adding stuff and the reloading area gets smaller and smaller. Guess I'll have to take over my wife's wood hobby bench, boy that will go over big!!

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Stopped by Barnes and Nobles to get my boy a book today and picked this up as well...
Hoping to start reloading soon and this seemed like a good beginners guide.


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Stopped by Barnes and Nobles to get my boy a book today and picked this up as well...
Hoping to start reloading soon and this seemed like a good beginners guide.


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i have the 8th edition. it's a good book to learn the basics of reloading and safety while reloading.

congrats on your new gun room Truggie!
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i have the 8th edition. it's a good book to learn the basics of reloading and safety while reloading.



congrats on your new gun room Truggie!

Thanks, Axxe...
Adjusting well to VA and looking forward to making my own ammo...just wish I knew somebody here to shoot with.
Waking up to 60's in the morning in July and rain 3-4 times a week sure is nice, though!


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