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MY Reloading bench!

What I started with.





The articles on how we did it.
http://firespeedtactical.com/my-new-...-bench-part-1/


And my most recent bad ass addition...


Stickers!!!!






I also added the craftsman line of wall orginization. The suncast slat system is no longer sold at Meijer and the ugly Taupe one was at menards.

The 6 craftsman bins were only 8$, the craftsman board was 10$


I am thinking about adding a second board below the first and justifying it right.

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That looks nice

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No other comments on this? It's pretty handy work even if it's not my cup of tea. Made me want to go build a workbench for my basement, I need one.

Maybe we need a workbench thread? Suggestions? I was just going to go the 2x4 and OSB route and wack together something simple, probably hang some pegboard behind it.

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No other comments on this? It's pretty handy work even if it's not my cup of tea. Made me want to go build a workbench for my basement, I need one.

Maybe we need a workbench thread? Suggestions? I was just going to go the 2x4 and OSB route and wack together something simple, probably hang some pegboard behind it.
Depends on what you want it for.

If it were me, I'd do a 2X4 frame with space underneath for a small roller tool box, and the top would be 2X4 planed flat so you can mount a vice and shit to the top.

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I need it primarily for tool storage and organization.

I might go with this kit as it would give me a lot of flexibility on build options: http://www.amazon.com/2x4basics-9016.../dp/B0030T1BRE

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Those legs creep me out. I used an edsal shelf system because its rated for like 2k lbs a shelf. I wanted it to be strong like bull.

But if you are just doing storage and organization its a slick easy design.
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Ive got the Edsel or Gorilla racks in my garage.... love it for a workbench and storage, although I never thought of putting rails into it. That's pretty damn cool.
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OP, looks pretty slick. V, One thing that may not sound very important, but I would recommend, is leaving room underneath to put your legs underneath when sitting on a chair/stool.

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The more I think about it I'll probably just use 2x4s for the legs too rather than get a kit. Cheaper and I can make the bench taller, which I'd prefer. I have no desire to ever sit at it, it's for organization and storage. I'll make a separate thread when I work on this. thanks guys!

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Depends on what you want it for.

If it were me, I'd do a 2X4 frame with space underneath for a small roller tool box, and the top would be 2X4 planed flat so you can mount a vice and shit to the top.
That's basically what I did, the top is a laminated 4 x8 BC plywood sheet. I have a vice mounted. I have 3 benches totally the other 2 are 4 x 4.

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I was just going to go the 2x4 and OSB route .
don't use OSB. sucks for a work surface, and looks like poo.
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I have a bunch of scrap osb in my basement already, price is right.

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I have a bunch of scrap osb in my basement already, price is right.
have fun digging the splinters out, ya cheap bastard!
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have fun digging the splinters out, ya cheap bastard!
I'm not going to hump on it I'm just going to organize it once then for the rest of my life I'm just going to pile tools on it 4-5 deep and never be able to find anything.

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Just was this thread. Great job cleaning up that bench! I like how you mounted your Dies.

A clean bench should help you reload quicker and safer. I'm really looking forward to getting mine setup again.

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Hokay guys, Sorry but I JUST found out about this, those plastic slat are buy one get one free till tomorrow!
so its buy one 9.99 and the second is free.

I went in and got a third that was a freebie

The bins are on sale too, but you have to buy online and do free in store pickup.
norm 9.99 down to 7.99 for six.
http://www.sears.com/tools-garage-or...ooks/s-1025234





should I add a third below? or use it elsewhere in the house?

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Can't hurt to add another. I would do the whole wall in them

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Don't you smack your hip on the bench when you walk out the door from your living room to the garage?
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Don't you smack your hip on the bench when you walk out the door from your living room to the garage?


Negative ghost rider, bench is like 15 feet from that door on the left
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I'm not going to hump on it I'm just going to organize it once then for the rest of my life I'm just going to pile tools on it 4-5 deep and never be able to find anything.
OSB is fine. Just clearcoat the shit out of it if you're going to use the top as a workbench at all. I know guys who have used it for reloading benches...even stained then clear coated it and the matted wood actually looked pretty good. The clearcoat was an extra expense, but worth it.

I also have a friend that used that first kit you posted. He liked it because you could change the size and shape of it for what he needed.

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You could cover the osb with tempered Masonite. Cheap, smooth and if it gets messed up remove it and screw down a new piece.

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