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Bench is nearly finished... need some doors finished and shelves... then it is ready.






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Looks good! I do believe “that dog’ll hunt!”
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I told Lori that all the edges did not have to be sanded/rounded and that one coat of polyurethane was good... she just looked at me and went back to sanding...
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Looks good Dan.  With one exception, you really need to buy a new camera and post those pics a little bigger.  Wink  With most of your pics I almost need a microscope to see them and the colors and lack of detail make it really hard to see your work. 

It reminds me of pics from my moms first digital camera.  It took 3.5 in floppy discs and you could put like 30 ish pictures on one of those 1.44 meg discs. 
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I have a better camera... just don't ever use it.  This is a Kodak EasyShare Z612 from about 15 or 16 years ago, I think.  Plus, I reduce them to 320x240 pixels.  
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What is the reason for laying what looks like 2x4s on the side? Weight or stiffness? And how did you attach them?
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You will probably do this, but just incase.  Make sure you screw that sucker to the wall., both bottom and top of the desk all the way along it.   That will make all the difference in the world when resizing cases. 
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I need a reloading bench...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I told Lori that all the edges did not have to be sanded/rounded and that one coat of polyurethane was good... she just looked at me and went back to sanding...

You of all people should know her level of OCD about anything house related.... Loco  Even though you haven't been around for most of it....
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

What is the reason for laying what looks like 2x4s on the side? Weight or stiffness? And how did you attach them?
Makes a "butcher block" type bench top, very strong... makes a great base for the loading presses.  Glued together with Loctite Power Grab Ultimate cured for 72 hours, before mounting to the bench, in the clamping system shown earlier.  
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I told Lori that all the edges did not have to be sanded/rounded and that one coat of polyurethane was good... she just looked at me and went back to sanding...

You of all people should know her level of OCD about anything house related.... Loco  Even though you haven't been around for most of it....

The only major house building projects I have not participated in are those that were done by contractors and I quit relying on contractors (except for installation of the granite countertops) when they screwed everything up after Lori broke her knees falling off the roof.  I was there when that happened and drove her to the hospital.  Then relied on contractors I thought were friends to perform some framing and roofing.  Framing I had to completely remove because they used wood instead of steel (which I had already purchased and has onsite) and way out of plumb... and the roof I've been fighting since it was installed... now have a new one.  Lori was and is my "general contractor" on the house, but I have huge hours in the actual construction... some things have been "dormant" in my absence.  We've made great progress in the short time since my retirement.  
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Yeah, that"HIDDEN" Honey Do" making it's appearance....
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

What is the reason for laying what looks like 2x4s on the side? Weight or stiffness? And how did you attach them?
Makes a "butcher block" type bench top, very strong... makes a great base for the loading presses.  Glued together with Loctite Power Grab Ultimate cured for 72 hours, before mounting to the bench, in the clamping system shown earlier.  
Thanks Dan.
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I'm still putting everything together... completely finished the bench today (according to my wife).  So I am trying to put all the paraphernalia in the cabinets and drawers, setting up so it is easy access and makes sense.  Will post pictures soon. 
I love it.  I have a powder measuring drop down that is exactly level at eye level.  Lori came up with that on her own.  The layout is amazing.  I have so much to work with, I don't know what to do with it... But it is really fun figuring it out. 
You'll be overwhelmed...
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Originally posted by budperm budperm wrote:

Yeah, that"HIDDEN" Honey Do" making it's appearance....

It's not hidden... I know about it as soon as she needs for me to...
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Well, at least you have the right attitude.... Smile
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Years of intense training.. 
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My delivery from ACME Tools arrives tomorrow... I have no doubt that any remaining issues with handloading will be resolved...
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