Lowes Tomorrow!

Lowes Tomorrow!

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    Lowes Tomorrow!

    I am going to lowes tomorrow to get the materials to start my reloading bench! I am thinking two cabinets spaced 4 feet apart with space for a chair in between, and a wooden table on top of those. Then a pegboard/ shelf space on the wall behind the table. May I please see your reloading bench set up? Any other ideas?
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    This works for me. Its a cheap bench from Menards.

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    I bought a workbench hardware kit and some lumber from Home Depot, and built mine.





    mine is about 33" tall by 30" deep by 60" wide. The back is built up to 84"
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    One thing I'll add is that you really want that tabletop well attached to whatever is under it. When you start pressing (some calibers more than others) you will quickly find out if your setup isn't solid.

    I used these plans to build my bench, although I didn't do the cabinet part, just the bench. The cabinet is very nice but I'm not that industrious!

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    It may be too late so if you're under construction, rock on. For a table top, my Dad's bench was a solid core door rather than lumber. He must have priced it and found it cheaper than 3/4 plywood. Made a nice bench and the size was about perfect.
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    Oh yeah. Take a look at the spacing of mounting holes for your press and vice, which you'll eventually need. Factor that spacing as you build the frame for attaching the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaman View Post
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    This works for me. Its a cheap bench from Menards.
    This is what I have except I dont have that fancy blue press. Just a lee pro 1000. It gets the job done for me tho.

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    My bench is 4 foot deep, 6 foot wide and comes up to my waist. It 4x4 post, 2x6 framing and the table top is 2 layers of thick plywood. It's a monster. I like the fact that I have enough room under it to store whatever I want or put large cabinets underneath. I can beat the snot out of it and it holds solid. I built it specifically for loading.

    I plan to put a florescent light over it and other organizing stuff. It's a beast.

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    There are many options. Play around. This works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixgun View Post
    This is what I have except I dont have that fancy blue press. Just a lee pro 1000. It gets the job done for me tho.
    I had a Lee Pro 1000 about 20 years ago and I reloaded thousands and thousands of .38 and .357 rounds and it performed flawlessly. Decided this time around I'd try the fancy blue one, works great.
    As long as they all go boom when they are supposed to all is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likesbigbullets View Post
    My bench is 4 foot deep, 6 foot wide and comes up to my waist. It 4x4 post, 2x6 framing and the table top is 2 layers of thick plywood. It's a monster. I like the fact that I have enough room under it to store whatever I want or put large cabinets underneath. I can beat the snot out of it and it holds solid. I built it specifically for loading.

    I plan to put a florescent light over it and other organizing stuff. It's a beast.
    Reminds me of a workbench I built at my first home. Only difference was I used oak tongue and groove 1x3 flooring instead of plywood for the top. Sanded and finished with a nice stain and poly coat. Solid and beautiful but
    I had to leave it behind when I sold that house because there was no room for woodworking at the home I moved to.

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    Know someone who built the same bench as TX Expat and can attest to its sturdiness. Don't care for the construction of the cabinets - actually found them to be a pain. One addition to the plans was putting locking castors on the legs to be mobile. Pay attention to the height as it can make a real difference in comfort while reloading - may want to do some experimenting with that before committing to a bench.

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    Let's See Your Reloading Bench

    Have you checked out this previous thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    One thing I'll add is that you really want that tabletop well attached to whatever is under it. When you start pressing (some calibers more than others) you will quickly find out if your setup isn't solid.

    I used these plans to build my bench, although I didn't do the cabinet part, just the bench. The cabinet is very nice but I'm not that industrious!

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    That is a nice set of plans, being I am a woodworker perhaps I will build one myself..Thank You
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    Welcome to the Addiction! IMHO reloading changes your life! Sometimes I think that become a Crack addict may have been cheaper. Reloading is awesome and gives you a whole new satisfaction and appreciation in the shooting world.
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