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I just moved in to a small apartment closer to school to save some money. I don't have enough room for big bench and I cant bolt to the wall for support. So, any ideas on a small reloading bench, yet sturdy enough to not turn over?
 

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I bought an old teacher's desk at a school auction. It's rough as a cob, (that's why I got it cheap,) but very sturdy.

It measures 32" x 42" across the top and it has a bunch of drawers.

I don't reload but I use it as a work table for cleaning and working with my guns, etc.

Something like that might work for you.

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There's a book out there. ABCs of Reloading, I believe (I have it, but it's at home). It has plans in it for a reloading bench for apartment dwellers. You may want to take a look at it. I believe I got the book at Barnes & Noble.
 

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Hey Old School one recomendation is to seal the wood top or cover it with a sheet of non porous material like aluminum or a sheet of plexyglass cut to fit the top. The fiber board likes to absorb cleaners and oils really easy and it always seems like you set a bottles of hoppes down and next thing you know it fell over. Plus the non pourus materal is easier to clean.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys. I ended up buying a black & decker workmate at a yard sale. I glued some plywood to it and then bolted the press. Works great and fits in the corner when i'm not using it.
 

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Hmmm they switched brands I got two from lowes around December with the backboard about 80 bucks....I just checked my local lowes website and they dont have that brand now. What about
http://www.2x4basics.com/WorkBench-Legs.asp

you add your own wood slip eveything together and would be damn strong. I have been thinking about this since I can make the bench as long or as short as I need fro my area.
 

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This is pretty much what mine looks like. It is sturdy enough to not wobble or tip even when loading rifle cartridges. When I'm done I can throw it in the corner or put it in the closet.

http://www.larrywillis.com/tip001.html
 

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I am really cheap. I found a piece of 2"X12" about 2 feet long and screwed a Dillon 550 on strong mounts to the middle of it. That is 'C' clamped to the kitchen table where I am loading. Total out lay nothing.
 

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MTEagle1 said:
I am really cheap. I found a piece of 2"X12" about 2 feet long and screwed a Dillon 550 on strong mounts to the middle of it. That is 'C' clamped to the kitchen table where I am loading. Total out lay nothing.
Single I take it :shock:
My wife would kick my butt :cry:
 
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