Reloading bench

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Project by DanW posted 01-28-2010 05:36 PM 7953 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a reloading bench that I made for my brother. The top is a double thickness of 3/4” MDF glued & screwed together. the doors hide drawers built of 3/4” birch plywood with 1/2” bottoms (shells are heavy). One door hides 2 pull-out trays, for storing flats of 12 gauge shells. We both trapshoot & it’s amazing how many shells you’ll go through in a day.

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 05:38 PM

Looks like a good one Dan

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 08:34 PM

Very sturdy looking workbench, Will give many years of service – Well done.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 10:56 PM

Sounds like fun :-) Welcome to LJ!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-29-2010 03:20 AM

Keep shooting. Doug, NRA Life Member

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 01-29-2010 06:48 AM

Looks great! Good to see some fellow shooters here. Dan: I moved over to Indiana from Ohio some years back. Where is Pomeroy located? I am from southern Ohio. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, Somewhere in Indiana with a splinter or two!

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#6 posted 01-29-2010 06:11 PM

nice set up

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 06:22 PM

Mike, If you know where OU in Athens is then, your about 15 miles north of my house and 26 miles north of Pomeroy. We’re right on the Ohio River. Ever go to the Grand American when it was in Vandalia? Got my Citori Plus there about 5 or 6 years ago.

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#8 posted 01-30-2010 03:18 AM

Nice build. One thing I have learned from being a life long re-loader is you how much pressure is put on a bench from pressing brass dies. I have actually broken a reloading press (RCBS) out of a bench with a 3/4” plywood top. I think the 1 1/2” top of MDF will serve you well but I would make sure and use some wide base washers if you mount a press on top of your bench.

-- Karl

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#9 posted 01-31-2010 04:11 AM

nice bench .. I live in Vandalia..I miss the grand shoot. Now I have to goto morengo for the state shoots. Keep the clays breaking!

-- Its not your goal, its the path you take to achieve that goal that matters.

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 07:15 PM

Nice bench. You need a sturdy bench when reloading. Looks cool.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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