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Jstrong 01-01-2014 11:21 PM

My DIY reloading bench.
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So just got back from vacation,the GF got me a RCBS reloading kit for Christmas and I don't have any suitable furniture that's sturdy enough to bolt it too, started on a reloading bench tonight.

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Table top is three 3/4" hardwood panels wood glued and lag bolted together as a laminate. It is 2'x4'

The legs and frame is 4x4 material,with 2x4 bracing.

I used quite a few various metal brackets. Feels sturdy and is definitely to heavy for me to lift by myself, hope it hold up to the press.

I want to build a shelf on top of the bracing and a drawer under the tabletop. Then it gets "gunstock" color wood stain after a good sanding.

Rick1967 01-01-2014 11:52 PM

That should do the trick for a while. How many calibers are you going to reload?

JW357 01-02-2014 12:06 AM

Looks good. I think you'll enjoy reloading (in general), especially at a bench you built yourself.

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Jstrong 01-02-2014 12:40 AM


Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1472348)
That should do the trick for a while. How many calibers are you going to reload?

Just 9mm and .45 for now,may swing for a 10mm or .38 super once I get the hang of reloading and pick up a 22/45 (next on the gun list)

Axxe55 01-04-2014 06:34 AM

damn! that bench looks stout! you could rebuild car engines on that one!

looks pretty good!

Jstrong 01-04-2014 08:56 PM

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Well hit everything but the table top (wouldn't scorch,just burned) with a torch to contrast the grains,didn't get any pictures of that,but just finished with the stain after I added a shelf across the bottom.

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sgthooah04 01-04-2014 09:40 PM

Looks really nice. Great job.

Jstrong 01-04-2014 10:28 PM

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All set now Attachment 131887

Axxe55 01-04-2014 10:29 PM

very nice! good job and it looks great.:D

rjd3282 01-04-2014 11:41 PM

Nice bench. If you're like most of us you'll be building a bigger one later. :D

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