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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by High Altitude, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. High Altitude

    High Altitude

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    The bench is 38.75" tall and will have a Dillon 550b on a strong mount mounted to it. The bench is set up for standing while reloading.

    This is where I am at so far. The top and peg board aren't mounted yet. They are only sitting on top of the bench frame.

    This area is in my office which is basically my man cave.

    The press.

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    Area where the bench will be. If you look closely you can see the frame lines drawn on the wall.

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    Frame is made out of your basic 2"x4" and is 2' x 4'. I went with a streamlined approach using the studs in the wall as the other 3 legs. Everything is screwed together.

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    Peg board and bench top sitting on top of frame. The top is 1" thick pine from a craft bench my daughter use to have. She is very happy it is being reused. I might add a small pine board back splash, we will see.

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    For additional storage I am going to install a small shelf under the bench and a shelf above the peg board. A light will be installed under neath the top shelf.

    I am also going to put some type of mat or covering over the carpet.
     
  2. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    You gonna leave the lead smelting pot on the window sill?

    :supergrin:
     

  3. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    I have a bench of similar construction out, in my garage. It has worked well. Having two sides attached to walls of the house makes it sturdy enough -- except for pulling back up on tool arms when something gets stuck. Therefore, you might think about a triangular brace, back to the wall, in place of the free standing leg.

    Nice work.
     
  4. High Altitude

    High Altitude

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    I thought about that and might add it. Or maybe shoot a screw through the leg into the subfloor.
     
  5. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    I'd screw the leg to the subfloor. Nice looking bench, too.
     
  6. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    Wait... I'm not the only one who casts inside? :whistling:



    Nice setup!
     
  7. Colorado4Wheel

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    I would double the leg or make a T with another 2x4. Besides that it looks great.
     
  8. DoctaGlockta

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    Nice job. Be prepared to expand that very soon.
     
  9. High Altitude

    High Altitude

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    Screwed the leg down. The whole bench is solid. Should work great.
     
  10. KSUGLocker

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    That carpet is going to get ruined.
     
  11. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    I would consider a rubber mat or a anti-static mat.
     
  12. High Altitude

    High Altitude

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    Going to use a large chair mat.
     
  13. crockett

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    I bet 5 to 8 you'll end up building 2 more of those benches ;)
     
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  14. colin1230

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    Good job! Congrats on the 550b. Enjoy.
     
  15. oldnoob

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    Very nice. Tag for following post.
     
  16. jadedragon

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    Reflecting on how many times I've spilled powder or primers, carpets under reloading benches make me nervous for new reloaders. Nice setup but please consider a solid surface under and around your new bench.