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Harbor Freight Bench followup

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I'm glad that worked out, I'd like to replace what now functions as my reloading bench with something more suitable. Buying one of them would be cheaper than building one. I'll have to give them a looksee the next time I'm in town. I can't tell how much lip there is on the front of the bench, but it doesn't look like the press arm has the room to move in front of the drawers..of course, I know it can. But it does look close.

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15 minutes ago, Fred W. Hargis Jr said:

I'm glad that worked out, I'd like to replace what now functions as my reloading bench with something more suitable. Buying one of them would be cheaper than building one. I'll have to give them a looksee the next time I'm in town. I can't tell how much lip there is on the front of the bench, but it doesn't look like the press arm has the room to move in front of the drawers..of course, I know it can. But it does look close.

Fred, The top overhangs the drawers by 1-1/2". The linkage on my press (Lee) clears by 1/4 ". The drawer that is blocked by the press holds the press, dies and related Items so there is no need to open it when the press is being used. As you can see I eliminated the lower shelf to keep large items underneath and will use that material to make an extra shelf on top of the bench. I also fastened it to the wall for stability.

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2 hours ago, Joeb41 said:

and becomes just a work area for maintenance and cleaning.

You're better disciplined than me Joe...flat surface = "hey look, I'll just put this here for now":P

 

Great job on the re-purpose especially for the money. Looks great. So, what did you do with the vise for the end?

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2 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

You're better disciplined than me Joe...flat surface = "hey look, I'll just put this here for now":P

 

Great job on the re-purpose especially for the money. Looks great. So, what did you do with the vise for the end?

I'm not as disciplined as you might think, a month from now it will be as cluttered as most of my flat surfaces. As for the vice I am going to try to work it in to the woodshop some how.

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Great job making that bench work for you. Thanks for the up date. 

And, never let a good vice go to waste.:lol:

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14 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

never let a good vice go to waste.

Or a half-fast one!

John -_-

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i should wander down to my shop and grab a pic of my reloading bench.  made of two drawer cabinets (left behind by former owners), topped by plywood (double 1/2") with laminate on top of that, and a 4x4 under the press to provide stability to the press.

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19 minutes ago, DAB said:

my reloading bench:

Something's not right with it...I know, you only have reloading equipment and supplies on it.

Don't know how you get anything done in all that organization.:rolleyes: 

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1 hour ago, DAB said:

my reloading bench:

 

 

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Looks very efficient Dab, be safe and get the job done!

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