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Reloaders Bench...fine woodworking it aint

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Project by BusterB posted 04-02-2013 01:33 AM 2472 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a buddy of mine a wall cabinet to store his ammo in a while back and he came draging in another couple of sheets of plywood and some 2×4’s wanting me to build him a bench to mount his reloading equipment on. He wanted it 7’ 6” long, 2’ wide and 29” in height. His only input into its design was that it had to have very little downward flex as he used the equipment. I laminated 2 pieces of 3/4 plywood together for the top and was going to add an angled brace to support the middle of the span but he came over and told me that there was no need. The frame is based on a project I saw a while back in Popular Mechanics. The sides and ends interlock which makes assembly much easier when working alone. Hope to get a chance to work on smoothing out the edges on the top but he has done said he was picking it up in the morning… at least he isnt picky…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 01:40 AM

Hey Buster, it doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to work!! Nice down and dirty build bud!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 01:41 AM

An apt description L2L….thank you bud

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 01:51 AM

Looks strong and duty ready !
If your buddy likes it, that’s all that matters.
Nice job !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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Handtooler

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 01:52 AM

Very useful for him I’m sure. You might suggest he add some cove molding or thin sheet metal at the back splash to table joint to prevent any spilled powder from getting traped under the back splash. Prevent a explosive flash fire which would cause him to stripe his tidy whities.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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BusterB

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 02:23 AM

Eric- Thanks sir. He will be the one looking at it so guess the edges dont matter…lol

Russel- Danged good point about the cove molding…I will pass it along to him… thanks a bunch sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 02:38 AM

Somehow I doubt he is worried that Better Homes and Gardens is coming over for a tour of his reloading room. (Laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:54 AM

Well done.

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 03:12 AM

As stated previously, this is a case of function is more important than appearance. Looks good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 04:17 AM

Gotta hand it to you buster. It’s a sturdy table that does the job. I’m all in favor of that.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Jamie Speirs

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 05:46 AM

Buster that is one solid bench, you don’t need more than that
as it is all downward forces not like woodwork where you have
more lateral force,
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 10:37 AM

Simple, and useful. I mean geeze, he’s reloading ammo here, not serving wine to the new POPE! LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 04-02-2013 12:07 PM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!! Now that is a hefty bench. Nice going Buster!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Todd Barrone

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 12:59 PM

Wow, that is a really nice bench! I would like to have one like that, great job sir! :)

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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rkober

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 04:09 PM

Looks like a great reloading bench with some elbow room. I can tell you from experience it’s no good to have a bench bounce when your resizing brass.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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BusterB

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#15 posted 04-02-2013 06:35 PM

Thanks all, I appreciate the positive feedback…. He must have been pretty happy with it since he has already called wanting to know when I could do another one…lol Have to wonder though, does he like the bench or the free labor…hummmmm????

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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