My DIY reloading bench.

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Jstrong, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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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.
     
  2. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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

  3. JW357

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

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  4. Jstrong

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    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)
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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

    looks pretty good!
     
  6. Jstrong

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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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  7. sgthooah04

    sgthooah04 New Member

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    Looks really nice. Great job.
     
  8. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Thanks!

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  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    very nice! good job and it looks great.:D
     
  10. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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

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    the back panel is a great idea, bullets, cases and primers like to roll off the back of my reloading table

    Nice work, you have inspired me to build a new loading bench!
     
  12. Casey355

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    Looks really nice!
     
  13. Jstrong

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    Thanks y'all fior the compliments. It turned out better than I expected with my lack of woodworking tools,I took three years of woodshop in highschool and seems some of it stuck.

    Wish I would have had a router though,I could have really prettied up the backsplash and them corners real nicely. The stain is "gunstock" colored,it caught my eye when I was browsing the colors (gee wonder why?!). It went on almost reddish and dried darker than I thought a typical gunstock would be but it seemed to be true to color on the top panel of the tabletop which is real dense hardwood and was sanded thoroughly