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Re: My new bench is almost done!
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2009, 02:16:47 am »
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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #26 on: November 08, 2009, 09:20:53 pm »
    Well, after what seems like forever, I once again worked on the bench...now all I need to do is get more liquid nails to glue the surface down. 
    This is where it is going to sit, bolted to the wall:

    The surface, after laminating with drywall screws and liquid nails.  The thing is frikin heavy, like, it weighs almost as much as the frame itself:

    All the braces:

    Gonna paint it after I glue everything on...probably a bright white latex based paint.

    Now, I am going to have a 5" deep slot cut into the surface (which sticks out 6" from the frame) to mount the press in, make everything nice and flush, but I have no idea where to place the press, I am thinking to put it close to one of the ends, as this is a gun workbench/reloading bench, and I don't want it to get in the way.  Opinions?

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #27 on: November 08, 2009, 09:46:34 pm »
    If your new bench is going to do double duty, as a reloading bench and a general work bench, is there any reason to have the press permanently mounted?
    What if the presses are bolted to 2 X 4s and C clamped to the bench when needed?
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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #28 on: November 08, 2009, 09:49:38 pm »
    I am going to (have to, actually) cut into the surface itself, there is no other way to get the thing directly on the 4x4.  Since the thing is over 8' long, I figger I have enough space to have it there all the time...I think...this will be my first real bench though, so I will listen to you guys. :D

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 08:22:34 am »
    This thing looks like it is turning out to be pretty awesome.
    Whether you go for permanent (it will still just be bolted, right?) or not, I'd put it on the right side.

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #30 on: November 09, 2009, 01:42:04 pm »
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    Now, I am going to have a 5" deep slot cut into the surface (which sticks out 6" from the frame) to mount the press in, make everything nice and flush, but I have no idea where to place the press, I am thinking to put it close to one of the ends, as this is a gun workbench/reloading bench, and I don't want it to get in the way.  Opinions?

    If you're right-handed, I would put the press on the right side of the bench towards the right end.  That's how I do it and it seems efficient and ergonomic to me.  Right hand pulls the press handle, left hand puts components into the press and then removes finished rounds out when they're done.  Leaves lots of room on the left side of the press for boxes of components, boxes to put complete rounds into, a scale, etc.

    You might also consider mounting your press on a 4x4 or something, and then mounting the 4x4 to your benchtop.  That way you can move it around more easily, and you may find it helpful to have the press hanging out over the edge of the benchtop. YMMV.

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #31 on: November 09, 2009, 06:29:11 pm »
    You may want to set up something like Rembrant has http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=29010&page=3 basically allows you to have what you want bolted down but you can take it off and have a flush desk.

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #32 on: November 09, 2009, 06:49:58 pm »
    Irwin--suddenly I feel so lowly, my bench does not compare!  :-[ ;D   I would love to do something like that, but I don't think I could get the rails or anything on correctly, much less a base for the press and other stuff...lol.
    My high power/reloading teacher agrees with xsquidgator and bmitchell, that I permanently mount it on the far right side, about 6" from the leg.
    (BTW, bmitchell, I will be using 2 1/2x8" carrige bolts to attach it if I do it permanently)

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    Re: My new bench is almost done!
    « Reply #33 on: November 10, 2009, 08:38:16 am »
    Sounds like a plan.  Bolts can be removed.

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