Custom built reloading bench?

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  1. Shade Angel

    Shade Angel XDTalk 100 Member

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    I am moving out of my apartment and into a house so I will finally have the space to start reloading. I believe I have all of the equipment picked out. However as I was shopping for a bench my girlfriend mentions her father loves to work with wood and can probably build me a bench.

    I of course tell her that is not necessary, but the next day she says she talked to him and he would love to do it.

    So if you were having someone build a reloading bench for you, what would you do? Just a simple sturdy flat bench? Or are there any custom features I could add that would assist me in reloading? When I am sitting down at it what height should it be at?

    Thanks for any help!!!
     
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    What about non-apt dwellers?

    I recently realized the importance of having a sturdy bench not only to support the press on the downstroke, but sometimes you have quite a bit of pressure on the upstroke also. Something to think about.
     
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    This is the best idea I have seen for a bench. He took the plans offered at [SIZE=-1]The National Reloading Manufacturers Association and customized it.

    http://www.gunsandbullets.com/articles/reloadingbench.asp

    Link to the plans. You will need Adobe Reader

    [/SIZE]http://www.zjstech.net/gunstuff/reloadingbench.pdf

    Non-PDF file
    http://www.dennymac.com/bench/

    More ideas, got this from Brian Enos' Forum
    http://www.freeww.com/workbenches.html#Anchor-Fu-55013

    This is the ultimate reloading setup
    http://forums.sixgunner.com/m_27446/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm
     
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    sa-xd9shooter XDTalk 100 Member

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    OK...That's it...I'm makin' me one of these!! Great setup.
     
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    Shade Angel XDTalk 100 Member

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    Wow the options seem endless... I don't want to push his generosity too far, but there are definitely some great ideas here that I might be "suggesting"



    Thanks!
     
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    When I live in an apt for 6 months I went to harbor freight and picked up a vice/anvil stand for stupid cheep. Heaven as all get out but it worked awsome. Now we have moved to Alaska and I am still using the stand. Due to it takes no spac up. But fixing to build a bench.

    What plan did u decid on?

    Mthunter
     
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    Having recently gotten back into reloading, and having limited access to a full-blown workshop, the search for a good, prefab reloading bench brought me to this $199 work bench from Home Depot. It's not what I'd call "spacious" but I only reload for a couple pistol calibers so the smaller space actually helps keep me organized. I've been using it for a while now and it's been awesome. Not as fancy as some, but I really can't ask for more.

    You can find better pics on this site, where I did full write up about it.
     
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    Built this on an older steel workmate frame. The table-top is bolted directly to the frame. It still folds and stores between a desk/file cabinet. I will post a pic sometime tomorrow afternoon of it in my office with my press/powder measure mounted.

    [​IMG]

    It is based off the plans i found here but i did modify mine a bit. Portable Reloading Bench–Free Plans AccurateShooter.com Bulletin
     
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    [​IMG]

    Nevermind the clothes in the laundry basket next to the bench. lol.
     
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    I wonder if the bench ever got built, after a bit over three years?
     
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    I have this and it works great. Solid and Very Sturdy. I would recommend.

     
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    Totally overlooked OP's post date... :shock:
     

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