collaspable reloading bench

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  1. Rappland

    Rappland LSB Member

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    I built this to begin loading. I had to have it collapse so I could get my wife's car back in the garage after I'm done. It's 2x4 feet. I'm going to get a Lee single stage with base plate so I can put the press away rather than have it sticking out permanently. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I used my hand me down phone cause I'm too cheap the buy a good one. Due you guys foresee any problems with this set up? collaspsed.jpg ready to load.jpg
     
  2. FrankT

    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Yeah going to be too flimsy. I would add some fold up legs to it to make more stable when down. OR have a couple 4x4 legs to slip into mounts on the front when down.
     
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    It's reinforced on the bottom. I weigh 200lbs and was sitting on it yesterday after I sanded it down, slightly bouncing on it. It didn't budge. It ain't too flimsy. I plan to reload metallic rifle cartridges not 150mm Howitzer shells.
     
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    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    yeah by the pic it just looks like a board mounted on a sheetrock wall and not showing the mounting method..sorry.
     
  5. Rappland

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    No problem, I did not mean to come off as rude, I realized I had after I had posted. I'm just trying to convey the message to future readers that this thing was built to double as a work bench and was build to withstand a bit of pounding. It has three brackets rated at 180LBS each. It's anchored on 1x4's with each hinge containing four 3 inch screws in the 3 studs. The top is 3/4 inch thick and the back 14 inches is reinforced with another 3/4 inches of plywood so that I could run 1.25 inch screws in from the bottom. It should hold up and if not, redesign and rebuild.
     
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    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    It should be fine...

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    My concern would be ripping the table from the wall if you play too much leverage on your press.
     
  8. Rappland

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    how much leverage is needed? I have put a good 200lbs on this bench and it seems solid, i suppose I could put a leg under the press side
     

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