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Happy day... new bench to work on.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Boxerglocker, Apr 9, 2011.


  1. Boxerglocker

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    Since splitting up with the Ex last year and moving into an apartment. My loading lately has been nothing but the necessities… meaning I get my 1-2K of 9mm loaded in my storage area a mile down the road and never see my press again for 2-3 weeks. I've been trying to get my rifle set-up going and seems that time after time that I try and schedule some time to get to the 650 something comes up to change the plans. Well starting today that changes.

    I was passing by Harbor Freight Tools decided to pop in just to kill 15 minutes with my GF waiting for a lunch appointment with a couple of friends and we stumbled across this.

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    http://www.harborfreight.com/60-inch-solid-oak-workbench-93454.html

    I couldn't believe it... 60 inches wide by 20 deep at 34 inches high and pretty solid being made of oak. It’s perfect for my strongmounted XL650.
    My GF Amy looked at me and said, "You need to get it, it's perfect you can set it up in the spare room corner" "You'll be able to wind down at night when we get off work... load and relax a little... do it". With that she got the attention of a sales guy, handed over her debit card, they rung it up... the HF handout had a coupon listing it for $139.99 and I got an additional 20% off with another, plus tax $122 OTD! We loaded the box in the back of my F150 and brought it home. She helped me unload it and we spent an hour putting it together.
    The bench itself is solid, will work great. The drawers if assembled with just the supplied wood screws alone I felt won't cut it so I grabbed a bottle of wood glue and am waiting for the now assembled drawer joints to dry. Tomorrow I'll be grabbing all my gear and bolting down the press and installing a large "L" bracket through a stud in the wall behind it to bolt it to.
    I can't wait! Pictures of it all set up to follow.
     

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  2. EL_NinO619

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    Nice brother..you may be a good shoper,but from what I read not a good learner...just dumbed one lady and already have another, well atleast she went to HF with ya...lol
     

  3. Boxerglocker

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    I could see how in some eyes it's not a smart move. The breakup was an unfortunate case, lots of reprecussions I'm not too happy about but ammicable in the end.

    At 43, I'm not too much to be messin around. The GF is fun, likes to shoot... we share alot in common, takes care of me and at 12 years my junior keeps me young :supergrin:
     
  4. Zombie Steve

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    Nice bench. What do you think Amy has up her sleeve?
     
  5. natgas

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    I have the same bench---works great for both my Dillons; sounds like you have a keeper GF!
     
  6. labdwakin

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    IMHO... the GF was dropping a subtle hint that:

    A. She wants to shoot more.
    B. You get grouchy when you don't load enough AND
    C. She likes you better happy... LOL
     
  7. WiskyT

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    They're all like that in the begining.
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

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    I've saw that bench at HF many times, and always thought it looked like it could be a pretty sturdy reloading bench. You think it will be OK w/o being mounted to the wall?

    IGF
     
  9. DnB_TeK

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    I seen this work bench many time from HF, and thought about getting it for my reloading room. Once you get everything setup and a chance to load some rounds please let me know about wuttcha think about the bench. What the pros and cons are. Also let see some pics. and your GF is a keeper, hang on to this one. Mine surpise with a Glock 19 and a Kimber.
     
  10. n2extrm

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    Boxer nice score on the bench......and Amy. She sounds great. Having been down the divorce road all I can say is live and have fun. My current wife (the second) supports my hobbies and allways has. I guess we are the same age so it maybe makes more sense to me?

    I like the idea of glueing the draws, good thinking. They will hold up much better that way!

    With the my son only 7 months old the house is pretty busy, I miss coming home and hitting the loading room. :crying: Soon again I hope.
     
  11. shotgunred

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    You don't have to mount it to the wall. Just get some small L brackets and screw the legs to the floor. The carpet will hide the holes when you remove the screws.
     
  12. WiskyT

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    Even better, you can shoot screws right through the legs on an angle into the floor. Drill pilot holes first. That's what I did with my home made benches. It pulled thrme right down compressing the carpet and removing the wobble the carpet leaves you with.

    And yeah, you'll never find the holes in the carpet, but the legs will leave an imprint. Really, the carpet in my reloading room is pretty grungy anyway. It started out new, but drop enough dirty things on it and it gets pretty ugly.
     
  13. RustyFN

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    Looks like a nice bench BG and a great price.
     
  14. EL_NinO619

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    Just messing with ya brother..she sounds cool. Im just jeoulous theres no girls in kali that like guns, only credit cards:crying:
     
  15. shotgunred

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    I heard that in San Diego all you have to do to pick up a chicks is flash your EBT card.
     
  16. natgas

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    I attached mine to the wall studs and it doesn't move at all; have 2 Dillon presses working and it's solid as can be. I also converted 2 of the drawers to one in order to have a much deeper drawer for larger items
     
  17. Ahmid

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    Great bench. I have almost the same one I purchased at Home Depot. Have my 550B and Rockchucker on it. Heavy enough to do all my reloading. Have not bolted mine to the floor or wall.
     
  18. EL_NinO619

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    Yes but Im not eligable for a ebt card soo im SOL..
     
  19. GioaJack

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    There's no such thing as girlfriends... only ex-wives in training. One that shoots is even worse... she'll want half of the guns and loading equipment too. :whistling:


    Jack
     
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    Yep. Never understood the fellows who get the 'get out of jail free' card and then run right back to the penitentiary.