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Built a new bench...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by XDRoX, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    My new bench is finally finished. It took exactly 7 days to build. I started last Sunday and just finished.

    This is what it looked like last Sunday.
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    First I cleaned it up.
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    Then I ripped out the old cabinets.
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    Ran some wire.
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    And then started dry walling.
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  2. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    More dry wall.
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    Put some mud up.
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    Started installing the cabinets.
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    And the finished product.
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    The cabinets came with a 5/8" top. Over that I put a 5/8" sheet of plywood. Over that 3/4" of counter top. That adds up to a total of 2". I could jump on it if I wanted to. There is no movement at all.

    I bought all the cabinets at home depot. There were very inexpensive but worked fine.

    Thanks for reading.
     


  3. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Oh, I forgot, special thanks to Hozer for answering all my questions and allowing me to attempt to copy his reloading room :wavey:

    Thanks Hozer.
     
  4. TX Archer

    TX Archer

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    Dang! That is one heck of a transformation. Congratulations and good work!
     
  5. 2guns

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    A solid base is the most important thing to good reloads with little frustration
     
  6. Murphy's Law

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    I envy those with true talent to accomplish things like what you've done. Others like me have to pay to have to pay to have it done due to not having the tools nor expertise. Sure wished you were my next door neighbor. !!!
     
  7. rpgman

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    that's an awesome remodel job you did.
    Really nice work.
    Congrats.

    btw, I've always HATED muddin and sandin....last time I did it, I couldn't wait until I was done and I promised myself to NEVER mud and sand again.
    Greg
     
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  8. XDRoX

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    Thanks guys.

    I know. I hate it also. You can't tell from the picture, but the mud is far from perfect. I should have probably put another layer but I was too impatient.
     
  9. XDRoX

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    Thanks Steve.

    Here are a few more pics. In the large cabinet on the right I installed an outlet and a air hose attachment. If you look hard you can see it in the picture. This brings air to the rest of my garage.

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  10. Nice job.

    It makes me feel like reloading and I'm also hungry for some reason.
     
  11. Hoser

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  12. Beanie-Bean

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    Excellent work! I like the light color, in order to see easily any spilled powder, lost primers, etc.
     
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  13. coachg

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    Very Nice! I imagine you will feel great working in that nice new space.
     
  14. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Thanks guys.

    I was going to put a dark counter top in, but wanted the Dillon blue to pop.
     
  15. debbert

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    Great work! Looks a lot more user-friendly, and it's quite a bit brighter. Can't beat that!
     
  16. IndyGunFreak

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    I guess I missed the pics?

    Edit: Nevermind, I see the problem... looks like Cox might be the issue. Put them on Photobucket or Flickr
     
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  17. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICTURES?

    IF THERE'S NO PICTURES IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND IF IT DID HAPPEN AND HOZER HELPED IT'S GOING TO FALL APART ANYWAY.


    Jack
     
  18. IndyGunFreak

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    LOL... Take a Paxil Jack..

    It looks like he probably reached his bandwidth allocation w/ Cox, thus they look like they aren't letting the pics load anymore.

    He'd be better off putting them on a site like Photobucket, Picasa, or Flickr.

    Edit: Hmm, they are showing now... Go figure.. :). Looks really nice XDRox.
     
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