Reloading Bench

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Project by Narddog posted 06-10-2015 05:19 PM 3970 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is a reloading bench that I built for my garage. It is really very simple. Two wall cabinets and two base cabinets from Home Depot. A piece of plywood on the back wall, and a benchtop made of three laminated pieces of plywood. I cut out inserts that slide into the middle. Now I can take any bench mounted tools and slide them in when I want to use them and slide them out to store them on the side in some two by fours that have a dado in the middle. When I want a nice clean flat bench to work on, I just slide in a blank insert and work away. I use this for reloading but it also works well for bench grinder, bench vise, etc.

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#1 posted 06-10-2015 05:48 PM

Awesome job! I’m into reloading myself and would love to have a bench like this.

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 06:11 PM

great idea about the removable shelf.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 06:42 PM

You did a really nice job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-10-2015 06:57 PM

The modular approach for your press and other tools is ideal. It also looks like you could clamp your powder measure along side your press and use both together if that order of production happened to work better.

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#5 posted 06-10-2015 07:06 PM

Very nice reloading station

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#6 posted 06-10-2015 08:39 PM

Love the reloading station. The inserts are a great idea. Nice job on the doors with the logos.

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#7 posted 06-11-2015 08:01 AM

Good idea and nice job.

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#8 posted 06-11-2015 04:05 PM

Resourceful design and many nice features—looks like you’ll get years of enjoyment using this.

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#9 posted 06-11-2015 05:19 PM

Nice work. I’m in the planning\design process to build a reloading bench and I think I might try to replicate your inserts.

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#10 posted 06-11-2015 05:37 PM

I really like the changeable tool bases! Would like to incorporate that in my current bench. Currently using a double layer of melamine, and my tools use the same spaced set of T-nuts through the bench, but leaves big ugly holes when using it as just a table…

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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#11 posted 06-14-2015 11:26 AM

Very nice workstation! I like well thought out designs. :)

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 11:54 PM

very clever – Need to make one of those someday – love the insert idea

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#13 posted 06-25-2015 09:35 PM

very functional.

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