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Old February 9, 2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Adding a new bench

So I have added a new bench to my reloading room. It is just a counter top. Press board with a cheap laminate top. I'm thinking about moving my single stage press to it. But I'm not sure how to re enforce it so it can handle the stress.
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Old February 10, 2016, 12:37 AM   #2
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If your countertop has the lip under the front edge you could use construction adhesive and some small screws to add plywood to the bottom. Or if you can find a piece of plate steel about 8"x8" or a little bigger and use that to reinforce that section just under the press.
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Old February 10, 2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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Just go and add wood and or steel as needed. I used an old particle board desk for many years. Had to add stuff to it as it came apart but it worked and was free.



Looked like a cross between an old horse and Frankenstein when I finally burned the rest of it but got a lot of use out of it.
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Old February 10, 2016, 11:36 PM   #4
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grubbylabs, the photo of your bench looks like it was assembled from spare parts by a committee.
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Old February 11, 2016, 12:05 PM   #5
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I am going to start by gluing and screwing some 3/4 ply or similar size plywood to it, then I am going to put a nice piece of stainless under the press itself. And then under the counter I will also add a piece of steel that is at least 12x12, just depends on what I can get from the scrap bin at the steel yard.
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