Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by Windy Wilson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:04 am

SoupOrMan, those are 4x4 posts as uprights for your bench? I am jealous and impressed. I have a huge workbench from my father, made some 80 years ago plus, but it does not seem so substantial. Be sure to show how you mount your presses to it when it comes time.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:35 pm

Yep. 4x4s. I may not ever drop a small block V-8 on it, but I want something that will withstand that weight.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:50 pm

Press and vise are now mounted. The press is held in the front by two lag screws driven into through the plywood and into the side 2x4 and a regular bolt in back. Pictures to come.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:06 am

buildabangworkshop1.jpg
Here it is in all its glory, with a coat of paint and mounted vise & press.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:10 am

buildabangworkshop2.jpg
Part 2. Washers almost everywhere. The press is high up enough to where I need to use the old machine stand (where my press used to be) as a seat. The back bolt is drilled through the plywood, washered and double-nutted since I ran out of lock washers. The front two fasteners are lag screws through the plywood into the side 2x4.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:11 am

buildabangworkshop3.jpg
The front side of the press. The lag screws go through two layers of plywood and then into the 2x4.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:14 am

And for those truly interested, the vise is just a generic 4" I scrounged out of my late grandfather's workshop when my grandmother moved into her new apartment. It should do for any AR modifications I want to make to my rifles.
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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by Denis » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 am

Splendid, but your workshop is much too clean and tidy. I can actually see the floor (haven't seen mine in months...)!

Happy reloading and well wear.

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Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Post by SoupOrMan » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:20 pm

I blame my dad, who finds every last speck of sawdust when we're cleaning up after a project. It's also in my basement. It used to seep groundwater during moderate rains until I got the sump system in, so I mop the floor regularly to keep mold and mildew down.

Since that photo was taken I've already started covering it with reloading materials. All that's left is to buy a turret and dies to start reloading 9mm for Dad, get an armorer's wrench and receiver blocks for AR projects and replace my now-low stock of Longshot.

Aaaaand maybe add a progressive press for higher-volume loading. Maybe.
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