Reloading bench.

Reloading bench.

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:52 pm

Going to stop at local millwright shop and see about getting a reloading bench built. like it no deeper than 24" and about 5' wide, with 2 under drawers, L&R side from center, and a raised edge all the way around bench top perimeter. Than a cabinet style removable top with some medium size cubby holes to place, pound size powder canisters, primer boxes, cartridge holders, etc. with a top shelf on it.
Like bench top to be maple fihshed, 1.5> 2" thick solid wood T&G non beveled edges or laminate like bowling alley lanes.
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Reloading bench.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:57 pm

I built mine out of leftover 4x4 posts and sides of a shipping crate. Crude, but it works. ;)

I'd take a pic, but my wife has taken over that room with her junk pile. I had her cleaning it all day today. Can sort of see the table again ....

Here's an old pic - still hard to see. My junk is everywhere too ... :roll:


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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Reloading bench.

PostBy: mozz On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:15 pm

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Have you thought about this one and modify it somewhat?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam


Re: Reloading bench.

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:02 pm

wilder11354 wrote:..................
Like bench top to be maple finished, 1.5> 2" thick solid wood T&G non beveled edges or laminate like bowling alley lanes.



I have some old bowling alley lanes that I use for benchtops in the woodshop.

First off that *censored* is heavy as all hell. It was all my brother and I could do to carry 8' sections of it. Then they glue and nail each friggin piece together. I chewed through the carbide blades when I wanted to cut them to size.


But they do make damn nice countertops....... as long as you have a bench strong enough to support it.


I might still have a section left over. I'll have to look tonight.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Reloading bench.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:41 am

Our shop at the farm had a section of bowling alley for a benchtop...you aren't kidding. 50 years of stuff being scraped & hammered on it, and it was still solid.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy