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Old 01-06-2013, 21:54   #1
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Looky What i did tonight

Well i had some scrap 3/4 ply wood left over from building some shelves in the storage shed.. so i went to home depot and had some 2x4s cut to 45 1/2inch and built me a bench.. HOLY CRAP this is such an improvement over my old desk... lol

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Old 01-06-2013, 21:57   #2
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Looks good. A good work bench is always nice for little projects, gun cleaning...


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Old 01-06-2013, 21:59   #3
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nice work - nothing like a use-what-you-got-on-hand-to-start project, eh? custom height, sturdy, I'm sure it will get good use.
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Old 01-06-2013, 22:06   #4
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indeed! its a little chilly outside.. but the door shuts so im ok :D Gotta get me a shelf built for my scale any ideas?
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Old 01-06-2013, 22:18   #5
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I watch a lot of the DIY channel and they have these shelves they keep showing in commercials that's kind if like a pocket shelf, you build a shelf out of MDF, leaving 1 side open, then build basically a pitchfork that attaches to the wall an the fingers provide the support for the shelf. Pretty cool idea, but the way I see them build it, it doesn't look like it would support much weight.


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Old 01-06-2013, 22:50   #6
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Nice work. SJ 40
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Old 01-06-2013, 22:59   #7
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indeed! its a little chilly outside.. but the door shuts so im ok :D Gotta get me a shelf built for my scale any ideas?
just put a small shelf on the wall at the back of your bench, just big enough for your scale and a powder trickler, mount it at eye level for easy reading of your scale.

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Old 01-07-2013, 06:32   #8
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Looks good, nice work.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:04   #9
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Good start. Reloading benches like kids just keep getting bigger.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15   #10
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I like the bench.

More curious as to what the burn rate of that 13-13-13 compares to?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:33   #11
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Similar to ramshot tac. I got a great deal at the gunshow lol

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:10   #12
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Fwdftw,

Nice bench - most definitely an improvement.

The shelves you already have off to the left of this picture you posted will be fine. Just extend those around to the front of the desk and perhaps 1 or 2 more levels up & down and your home free!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:20   #13
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thinking im just gonna clear off a little room up there and just set the scale there.. All powder and primers are stored inside.

Since this press is outside suggestions on preventing rusting on the dies?
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:29   #14
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Any tips on leaving the dies in the cold etc ?

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Old 01-07-2013, 21:39   #15
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Just give them an occasional shot of Rem Oil on the outside to prevent rust. Lee dies will develop a light dusting quicker than any other dies. It is easily removed with 0000 steel wool.

Here is Florida, the humidity stays high. My reloading is done in the garage with no a/c. It doesn't hurt to hit the press every once in a great while also, just for insurance.
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Old 01-07-2013, 21:54   #16
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Check Jim thanks bud!

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:10   #17
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I bought a cheap Lockdown brand dehumidifier rod used for safes, screwed it onto bench and rust has been cut down a lot. Also use a teflon oil spray. And I always unplug Dehumid, when loading. Just in Case.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:59   #18
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Nice bnch man. You went from offering the press for sale to that. Awesome
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:15   #19
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HOLY CRAP this is such an improvement over my old desk... lol
I hear you, I loaded on and old particle board desk for years. Had a bit of steel bolted on here and there as it fell apart.

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I'm more of a metal guy so I built the new one out of steel.

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:31   #20
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Very nice work, you going to paint or stain the bench?
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