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So, I decided to build a new reloading bench. I decided to go ahead and make it fairly stout to handle my old RCII and the L-n-L I acquired for Christmas. Anyway, this will be an ongoing thread as things get done.

1. In the beginning.
2. Where to put the shelf?
3. Shelf with some knee room.
4. Bracing for up to 4 presses.
5. End of day two.
 

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Can I have it when your done ?;):D


Looking good,strong, Nice.
Fun too,aint it


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Solid core doors make great work tops, especially when you can find a slighly damaged one at a big discount.

Sorry, it's a little messy.

 

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RCBS RCII Repairs

Sadly, I had loaned my RCII press out and when I got it back, it was rusted solid. Did I say rusted solid? It was a boat anchor. In fact it may have been used as one. After several weeks and several different brands of rust busting oil, I finally was able to get the ram out of it. Then I had to use emery cloth on the ram along with a brake cylinder hone in the frame to get it to slide half way decent again. Sadly, there is some pitting on the ram, so I think I will be using this one for de-priming only. (Gives me a good reason to get a new single stage press! :D) The frame was even rusted up under the paint.

1. Before
2&3. After ram work
4. Rust under paint
5&6. Refinishing
7&8. Complete
 

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Decided to put polyurethane on the top. Currently in that brutal cycle of applying and sanding, applying and sanding...
 

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Can I have it when your done ?;):D


Looking good,strong, Nice.
Fun too,aint it


Jim
As some of my mail says "Second Notice"


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Could you give the deminsions /measurements please?

I have gotta do some arranging and measuring myself, to make sure it will fit inmy shop.;)

Hope its big enough to sleep on , in "doghouse" situations.:eek:


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60" long x 39" wide x 36¾" tall. Not knowing how tall you are, this may be a little too short for comfort.
 

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Perfect.:cool:

Ill split shipping charges with ya, just to show my appreciation.;)




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Getting closer every day.
One thing I'm having trouble deciding is where to mount a couple of power strips. If I mount them under the ends, I will have cords hanging over the edge. If mounted on the sides, I'll have the same problem plus they'll be more exposed. If I bore a hole in the middle of the top for the power strip cords to run through, I'll have cords from the equipment laying all over the table top. Any suggestions?:confused:
Tomorrow I start putting the Hornady press together. :cool:
 

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Why do you need power strips? I don't have enough electrical things at my bench to necessitate a strip...let alone strips.

A lamp maybe? Electronic scale?

I've got my setup in the garage though, so I don't do any smithing on my loading bench. All my tools that would require electricity are at my workbench, not the loading bench.

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This bench will strictly be for reloading and associated activities. I'm going to put a 6 LED light strip on the press and as you said, I will probably have a lamp also. Later, if I get the bullet and case feeders, I would need power for them also. I already have the case prep station and also a tumbler. In all reality I would not have everything plugged in at once, so a single power strip would do. (Unless more than one person is working at the bench.)
 

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Well with all that hooha on there...I can't wait to see finished pics. That's gonna be a killer setup.

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Hey FS,

Just a thought,

Is there any way to just hang a power strip from the ceiling?
It will be out of the way , until needed.
willswing around to wherever side its needed.

Just a thought.

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Hey FS,

Is there any way to just hang a power strip from the ceiling?
It will be out of the way , until needed.
willswing around to wherever side its needed.

Jim.
That could happen. I'll probably wait to see where in the shop it's going to wind up. Then I'll be able to tell more.
 
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