Post by 12ptdroptine on Dec 28, 2013 19:03:43 GMT -5
I am building a new bench in the next few days . Bought the materials today. I need ideas and pictures to help my feeble mind lol. Especially in the press mounting idea department. I'm using a bullet resizing die that takes a lot of elbow grease I hear. Thanks in advance Drop
Drop, I used an old steel desk, they call them tanker desks. I built risers for the feet to raise it up. I mounted my press to a 1/4" steel plate and bolted it down.Works so far.Ray No idea how to post pictures.
Post by sourdough44 on Dec 29, 2013 15:37:46 GMT -5
Seems we all have different ways to make things work, use of an old desk is a fine idea. I have one press mounted on a sturdy end table.
My main all around gun bench is made out of 4X4" treated posts and 2 X 10" lumber. I have several shelves underneath. It sits very sturdy. The 'working height' is something to consider. You want it high enough to not have to bend over all the time.
The last picture is of extensions I built to raise the height of the bench (desk). The extensions raised it 12" which made it comfortable for sitting on a stool.Sourdough made an excellent point about working height, build it to suit you. Will you sit down or stand up. If you need leverage the press will need to be waist height.
Post by 12ptdroptine on Dec 29, 2013 18:46:46 GMT -5
Bench height will be 40" to match up with existing work bench. It will have 2x4 doubled glued and screwed together for legs. A 2x6 framed boxed tom and 2x10 top 8ft long. With 1shelf 20" off the floor....like existing bench.i use a really unique idea for shelves on the back wall. I will try to take some pics tomorrow as I progress. The press will require a lot of torque so I have to come up with a very sturdy mounting system. Have some ideas with steel reinforcement plates and maybe some angle iron. But as yet undecided Drop
Post by 12ptdroptine on Dec 30, 2013 15:34:41 GMT -5
On a roll.... Came in the house to brew a cup,of coffee and head over to Lowes and get some 10' 2x4s and 2x10s. I think I have built it sturdy enough. I have a unique idea for bracing and mounting the press. I'm taking photos as I go so hopefully soon I can load them up to photobucket and then try to load them up here. Off we go again Drop
Post by 12ptdroptine on Jan 1, 2014 20:09:30 GMT -5
the top is bolted through to the angle iron at the center of each 2x10 all the way to the front edge where it also has a 5x6 by 1?4 steel plate on top ... therefore sandwiching the top between it and the angle iron. should be plenty solid. Here you can see the way it is mounted so I can get to the bolts. [ ]
Post by 12ptdroptine on Jan 1, 2014 20:15:43 GMT -5
and here it is completed... all I have to do now is put my stuff back in it after I make the new shelves in a few evenings. I will post a completed project when Im there. but here is the bench finished...I believe anyway...lol[ ]
Post by 12ptdroptine on Jan 5, 2014 19:17:57 GMT -5
I almost ordered the Dillons 650xl. But several ppl wiser than I advised at the rate I use Ammo that it was unwarranted. 2000 was a lot to drop on a loader. But if you shoot a lot it is worth it. I invested in another smkless muzzekeloader instead....i will post the finished pics tomorrow evening. Putting stuff back now. Drop