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Project by wookie posted 10-28-2012 06:38 PM 3539 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jocks and Jockettes,

Finished this project last weekend with my son the engineer. He was sorely needing to organize all of his reloading supplies and equipment in one place. We have been thinking about this for a while and finally got some time to do it. We did not need a piece of fine furniture because when he does get a house it can go in the basement. They live in an apartment right now. It is made of 2×10 yellow pine ripped down to size and just some standard grade 1×6 boards for the hutch. We like how the doug fir or the yellow pine looks instead of just ordinary SPF 2×4s. Everything is screwed together and the hutch is pocket screwed together. Hopefully this will help him get more organized. Just to let it be known, this was actually made this for his fiance Elaine. lol. Thanks for lookin’!

Cheers,
Jack

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 07:10 PM

Great job, just don’t be surprised when you out grow it (and, it doesn’t take that long).

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 07:12 PM

Looking good!
What is a reloading bench used for?
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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MedicKen

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#3 posted 10-28-2012 07:26 PM

It will be out grown soon I think.

@Mafe….for reloading ammo

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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wookie

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 08:35 PM

Thanks everybody. Yes it is for reloading. He handloads .223, 9mm, and 45acp. Hopefullly he won’t outgrow it for a while.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#5 posted 10-28-2012 09:23 PM

Looks like it will have more than enough room for reloading activities. Thanks for sharing

-- Norman

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mafe

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 09:29 PM

Thx.
;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 11:18 PM

I always used a 4×4 leg under the press, otherwise you will shake it apart.

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Knothead62

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#8 posted 10-29-2012 07:33 PM

Nice, lots of storage and really functional. But it looks kind of lightweight, IMHO. You can get by with those calibers mentioned but larger stuff will require a heavier bench. I reload heavy rifle calibers and would guess my bench weighs in at over 100 pounds.

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Greg, B.

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#9 posted 10-30-2012 09:02 PM

Like the bench and shelves.

When I made my reloading table for loading shotgun loads I put a groove all the way around the inside of the table in case I had a hiccup. The shot that dropped would be caught in the groove instead of going into the floor.

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wookie

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#10 posted 10-31-2012 08:49 PM

Thanks for lookin’, guys. Knothead, my son has reloaded around 500 rounds so far and no problems with the heft. That Southern Yellow Pine is pretty stout and I’m guessing that all together the bench weighs close to 100 lbs. We can always revise it later since we screwed it all together. He is a mechanical engineer at “The Big Yellow God” and he seems to think the engineering is solid Greg, that’s an excellent idea about the groove. Cheers, Jack.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 07:32 PM

Good! I knew a guy who put his reloader on a steel post and bolted it to the concrete floor. I reload heavier ammo and find when I resize the bottleneck cartridges, I put a lot of Oooomph in raising the lever on the reloader (RCBS). I had a lighter table but my son built the one I have now. Happy reloading and shooting! BTW, my son is an ME.
Edit: the guy who got me started reloading had a cheap pizza pan between the MEC reloader and the table.

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whitewulf

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#12 posted 11-03-2012 04:26 AM

KH62,

We all learn from our mistakes, ME’s a little lomger!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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wookie

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#13 posted 11-03-2012 05:08 AM

Hey Guys, thanks again for the comments. Knothhead, thanks and always be safe.

-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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#14 posted 11-27-2012 07:41 PM

Very cool project. I’d love to see a picture of it when he has it all organized with his press and reloading tools. I’m considering building a reloading center in my cave, but haven’t settled on a design yet. Thanks for posting!

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#15 posted 11-27-2012 07:56 PM

Very nice clean and neat! It will save you a lot of money and keep everything neat and organized.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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