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On 1/22/2019 at 10:35 AM, FullMetalJacket said:

My bench 

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Damn

and my wife thinks I got issues😆

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Just now, anbrumm said:

Built a new bench over the weekend. It's been something that I've been planning on doing since we bought our house almost 2 years ago.

 

This was my setup before. Built for apartment reloading.

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New bench with the 650 mounted.

 

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38 minutes ago, anbrumm said:

 

Looks nice and solid. I built mine out of two layers of 3/4 plywood thinking it would be stiff enough but it still has a little flex when I work the handle.

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Just now, Soderquist said:

Looks nice and solid. I built mine out of two layers of 3/4 plywood thinking it would be stiff enough but it still has a little flex when I work the handle.

i was going to do that, but my uncle built his with 2x10 layed flat top with 1/4 inch plywood. thats how we did this as well.

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23 minutes ago, Soderquist said:

Looks nice and solid. I built mine out of two layers of 3/4 plywood thinking it would be stiff enough but it still has a little flex when I work the handle.

Did you glue between  layers? Also if you make sure your not on the edge that can help eliminate flex.

Strong mount? that would spread the load. Also you could buy an oak stear tread and cut out a 12x12 piece and mount press to that and that to the bench to help spread the load if you dont have the strong mount.

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8 minutes ago, m700 said:

Did you glue between  layers? Also if you make sure your not on the edge that can help eliminate flex.

Strong mount? that would spread the load. Also you could buy an oak stear tread and cut out a 12x12 piece and mount press to that and that to the bench to help spread the load if you dont have the strong mount.

Those are some good suggestions. I did mount the press through two perforated angle steel, that helped a little. A 12x12 piece of oak would stiffen it I'm sure.

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Here is my reloading set-up.  I originally bought these presses when Obummer was driving ammo prices up. I confess that it has sat unused for the past 3 years.  Shame on me. So, I am dusting off the tools and getting ready to start loading.

 

Note: I like to re-engineer everything I touch so here is a case counter I added to one of my 1050s.  Also a HF vibratory tumbler I added a Gamma Seal spin off lid and timer to.  That really works good.

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Here's the bench in it's final form. I added LED lights under the bench so that I can see the back of each shelf fully. I made a homemade offload chute for decapping/sizing brass using a piece of hose that I had laying around. Only other thing I am considering doing at this point is to mount the case feeder separately to the bench. It still has some wiggle, and I have had a few waterfall jam ups.

 

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On 3/10/2020 at 1:02 PM, rishii said:

Damn

and my wife thinks I got issues😆

Yeah that is a lot of blue paint!!

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Mine has changed a little bit since the last photo I posted in here.  One thing remains the same and should last me and my kid a lifetime, is the drill press table......

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Bit of a mess, and a small setup for now, but it fits in my office and keeps me from having to go to the garage


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