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Project by Narddog posted 06-10-2015 05:19 PM 21408 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is a reloading bench that I built for my garage. It is really very simple. Two wall cabinets and two base cabinets from Home Depot. A piece of plywood on the back wall, and a benchtop made of three laminated pieces of plywood. I cut out inserts that slide into the middle. Now I can take any bench mounted tools and slide them in when I want to use them and slide them out to store them on the side in some two by fours that have a dado in the middle. When I want a nice clean flat bench to work on, I just slide in a blank insert and work away. I use this for reloading but it also works well for bench grinder, bench vise, etc.





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todd4390

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#1 posted 06-10-2015 05:48 PM

Awesome job! I’m into reloading myself and would love to have a bench like this.

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chancey

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 06:11 PM

great idea about the removable shelf.

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 06:42 PM

You did a really nice job on this bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 06-10-2015 06:57 PM

The modular approach for your press and other tools is ideal. It also looks like you could clamp your powder measure along side your press and use both together if that order of production happened to work better.

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Notw

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#5 posted 06-10-2015 07:06 PM

Very nice reloading station

-- You got to be tough if your going to be stupid. Jason

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#6 posted 06-10-2015 08:39 PM

Love the reloading station. The inserts are a great idea. Nice job on the doors with the logos.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#7 posted 06-11-2015 08:01 AM

Good idea and nice job.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 06-11-2015 04:05 PM

Resourceful design and many nice features—looks like you’ll get years of enjoyment using this.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Shawn LaFleur

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#9 posted 06-11-2015 05:19 PM

Nice work. I’m in the planning\design process to build a reloading bench and I think I might try to replicate your inserts.

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Dodis

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#10 posted 06-11-2015 05:37 PM

I really like the changeable tool bases! Would like to incorporate that in my current bench. Currently using a double layer of melamine, and my tools use the same spaced set of T-nuts through the bench, but leaves big ugly holes when using it as just a table…

-- Mike "Dodis', TxCity, Texas Gulf Coast

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#11 posted 06-14-2015 11:26 AM

Very nice workstation! I like well thought out designs. :)

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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jesinfla

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 11:54 PM

very clever – Need to make one of those someday – love the insert idea

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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Pfrank

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#13 posted 06-25-2015 09:35 PM

very functional.

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KBR2

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#14 posted 01-12-2021 10:39 PM

Do you have instructions and/or a materials list for the tabletop portion of this bench?
Looking to make something similar for reloading.
Thanks

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Narddog

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#15 posted 01-13-2021 06:08 AM

Sorry KBR2. When I built it, I didn’t make a materials list. Since I didn’t follow any instructions, I don’t have any to pass along to you. It was really simple. I just installed two base cabinets, and made a top for them out of 3 layers of plywood. Hopefully that explains it well enough.

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