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Offline Dannyboy53

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Cheap reloading bench!
« on: June 15, 2015, 12:40:11 AM »
It danged sure wont win any beauty contest, but I didn't build it to be aesthetically pleasing. It's so heavy and sturdy I didn't even have to anchor it when resizing full length rifle cases. Only took a couple of hours using available material (4x4 posts and 3/4 plywood mainly) and a few bucks invested in wood screws! The table top is 6' by 28" and is about 42" tall. I never got around to painting it, just immediately pressed it into service! Even laid-out and drilled the reloading blocks on my drill press from scrap material!

We have reloaded several thousand rounds of .270, .30-30, .357 Mag and .45 ACP, so far it has served us well.


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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 08:56:52 AM »
Looks great to me Danny!   I have to temp setup in the kitchen and clamp my press to the bar.    ::)

Who's that on the wall...  Gen Lee?
      
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 09:56:15 AM »
I like it a lot.  Rugged looks, solid build, functional  thumb1

Mine isn't long enough...of course I have a bad habit of cluttering every square inch of horizontal space  rofl  Yours looks neatly maintained.

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 01:01:55 PM »
Looks great to me Danny!   I have to temp setup in the kitchen and clamp my press to the bar.    ::)

Who's that on the wall...  Gen Lee?


Thanks Cannon, hey...kitchen bar works for me! That's Gen Stonewall Jackson hanging on the wall.



I like it a lot.  Rugged looks, solid build, functional  thumb1

Mine isn't long enough...of course I have a bad habit of cluttering every square inch of horizontal space  rofl  Yours looks neatly maintained.


Thank you Phosphorus. This one isn't always this organized, cleaned it up for the picture!

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 01:14:23 PM »
Nice Danny thumb1 thumb1




Who's that on the wall...  Gen Lee?
Besplode Besplode
Lee, really :o bat1

Come on, I'll take you and show you both Stonewall and Lee's resting place. Lee Chapel and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is like 15-20 minutes down the road. Go back to history class bat1 rofl2
I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse......

Leave the gun take the cannoli.

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 03:00:38 PM »
That doofus named Custer?
      
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2015, 03:11:55 PM »
Kidding.
      
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2015, 06:16:26 PM »
Nice Danny thumb1 thumb1




Who's that on the wall...  Gen Lee?
Besplode Besplode
Lee, really :o bat1

Come on, I'll take you and show you both Stonewall and Lee's resting place. Lee Chapel and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is like 15-20 minutes down the road. Go back to history class bat1 rofl2

Greasemonkey I really envy you, living that close to both locations. I visited W & L University and saw the "Recumbent Lee" and I have been to the grave site of Gen Jackson on two occasions. Both were an awesome experience. Natural Bridge was another with the carving "GW" underneath by a young surveyor so many years ago!

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2015, 07:40:30 PM »
Come on shoot up everything so you can load up sumpthin....put that bench to work, show it who it's daddy is thumb1 chuckles1


Yea, for history buff, my area is slam packed with tons of stuff. Civil war battle fields, one just up the road, two president homes within 45min, V.M.I, list goes on and on rofl2

Tourists are a fricken nightmare bat1 bat1, I mean I'm local, whoopie rofl2
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 08:36:43 PM »
Carl..  Your house is on the tour bus route.  You ever wonder why it stops in front of your house and the people take pictures and point? 
      
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2015, 08:40:39 PM »
Carl..  Your house is on the tour bus route.  You ever wonder why it stops in front of your house and the people take pictures and point? 

He could open a gun museum that would rival the WWII museum in New Orleans!

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2015, 09:11:09 PM »
Tourists  bat1 bat1 bat1

Maybe I should put this at my mailbox thumb1  Oh, wait, already one there :o

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2015, 09:20:58 PM »
Greasemonkey....you aint right!

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2015, 06:55:45 PM »
After I moved to my current location and got the outbuilding cleaned out I was finally able to set up some of my reloading equipment.  I bought an old office desk for the local Habitat Restore for $15,the office chair I got at a local college while I was doing a delivery,it was set to be trashed due to a broken caster socket which I fixed with a tube of JB Weld.  I did purchase a metal rack to store some of my reloading supplies on for $25.

The entertainment center on top of the desk I got for free that somebody had set outside by the road for trash pickup it has a slide out shelf that I set my beam scales on when I weighing out charges but the scales are mostly used to set up my RCBS DUO measure or check what my Lil Dandy rotors are throwing with a given lot of powder.  I still use the same old Lyman press,beam scales and Universal Trimmer I bought when I started reloading over 40 years ago.

My casting equipment and setup is over at my friends house just down the road as he cast as well and has lots more room.

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 08:40:17 PM »
Hmmm..  Bungi cord on the press handle.   Cannon Likey!!
      
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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2015, 09:52:08 PM »
Hmmm..  Bungi cord on the press handle.   Cannon Likey!!

The handle kept falling into the down position,tried to take my knee out a couple times so I added the bungi to fix that problem.

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Re: Cheap reloading bench!
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2015, 10:18:28 PM »
Very nice setup reloader!  thumb1