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Old August 25, 2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Pics, My new re-loading bench.

Just thought I might share photo's of my new project. As a metalworker by
trade and a woodworker by hobby. I decided it was time for a new work bench for my gun and re-loading hobbies. Using some Stainless 316L given to me from a contractor on the job, I fabricated and welded a frame for my bench. Once I got into it I decided this bench should really have a nice wood top, and since It had Stainless construction why not a quality top? What hardwood could fit this bench better than some 6/4 american Walnut?
To make a long story short I purchased this wood at an arm and a legs cost!! and worked it into a table top. I designed my bench to work in a L shaped configuration but also convertible to one long bench if I ever need to. At first I was going to put on a nice rubbed oil finish but then decided this might not be a good idea as lead deposits could remain in the pores of the wood and build over time. I finished this with a few coats of poly instead.

At this time i had not yet mounted my turret press. perhaps I can get out a more recent picture, here in the near future.
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Old August 25, 2005, 08:09 PM   #2
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new bench part II

Here goes the Wood!!
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Old August 25, 2005, 08:42 PM   #3
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That's way to nice!

One of these days (when I get it cleaned off), I'll post pics of my work area.
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Old August 25, 2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Well ain't that incredibly sexy!
Heckuva nice job, William. Puts mine to shame...
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Old August 25, 2005, 09:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, i'd like to see pics. One of the hardest things i'm finding out is getting it set up the way you like. it's hard to design a work area when your starting a new hobby and your still not sure where your gonna put stuff. I'd like to see some set-ups. From some of you "Ol' Timers" in the trade. I'll bet you got a place for everything.. oh well i'll get there eventually. Thanks for the compliments!! it feels good to show the work!!
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Old August 25, 2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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Heck of a nice job there. You'll have years of fun with that.
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Old August 25, 2005, 10:25 PM   #7
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Very nice job yourself , I like the Cabinets!
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Old August 25, 2005, 10:29 PM   #8
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I made some changes, I moved tha single press to where the powder measure is and mounted the powder measure on a peice of wood that I can just clamp to the table, and then to the right I have a MEC 9000G Shotgun press. I'll post an updated picture.
Here it is.
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Old August 25, 2005, 10:39 PM   #9
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I'll be looking forward to the new pics. My press is mounted on the left as of now.. That could change though. I'll see if i can't get an updated pic up also.
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Old September 6, 2005, 01:14 PM   #10
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Awesome job, William. That has to be the best looking bench I've ever seen.
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Old September 6, 2005, 02:11 PM   #11
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Very, very nice.

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Old September 10, 2005, 01:09 AM   #12
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You are not drilling holes in that nice piece of Walnut are u??? :barf:

Looks too good for a working bench. Great Job! Something to enjoy for a life time of loading.

Reminds me of some of my guns that are too nice to take out hunting. Once I get a little ding on them, I can relax and use them for what they were made to do. I buy polly stocks nowdays and the old woodies will retire in the vaault.
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