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alfsauve

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Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:16:30 am »
So I managed, just under 40 hours this week.   Even with supporting an FCA fundraiser banquet featuring UGA Kirby Smart last night.

Pretty much have finished my new work bench.   

Was able to get rid of 2 6' tables, one 36"w x 6' shelf unit and a 6' wide vanity cabinet.   My work room is looking nice.




I've always had my reloader at table height, ~27", and reloaded using a chair height stool.  This is much higher and of course I'm using a higher stool.   I know a lot of people reload standing up, but I've always done it seated.  Will have to get a more appropriate stool, especially if Miss Kitty finds me using her good one.   All but 2 of the drawers are full and labeled.    I'm really liking this.

There will always be little things to improve.  Threw away my reloading counter and am working on a simpler version.  The Hornday counter was too expensive for what it gave me.   Right now I've got a $12 Chinese counter with "pause" and "reset" switches built in and am experimenting with magnetic switches as opposed to mechanical micro-switches.
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Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:16:30 am »

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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 11:32:41 am »
I have a similar cabinet.  Did you drill thru the maple top and the cabinet sheet metal to mount your vice?

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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 12:41:47 pm »
I did drill through them both for the viSe and the press.   The powder measures are 1" lag screws.
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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 01:25:39 pm »
Thanks.

Iím going to laser cut an oversized plate to spread the load across a greater area under the cabinet sheet metal and do the same.  My top drawer is much shallower but itíll work ok.

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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 03:14:39 pm »
I opted for this model, 66" wide, because of the large amount of storage.   The next size up actually has less storage.

 I did have to mount the ram of the press an inch away from the edge because there's no overhang.  I've run 600 rounds of 9mm through the resized die already and it feels real solid.
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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 04:23:41 pm »
I did drill through them both for the viSe and the press.   The powder measures are 1" lag screws.

You tell him ALF.  :)  I don't have any reloading gear but I have a decent size vise on one corner of my bench. I made my workbench from a door out of a mobile home I lived in a long time ago. It's a hollow core door that I somehow put a hole through with a hammer. That's a convenient spot for knocking out pins and doing other work that involves something sticking out the back of an object. I used to have things hanging over the edge half unsupported to do those jobs. It's held up well for 27 years and I haven't needed the blueprints I have for a better bench. I have some old wood trim nailed to the back edge of the bench so nothing can roll off the back. I made a shelf front to back and side to side halfway up out of particle board. I didn't buy much else to make the bench. If I need more space I can use the tables I picked up from other peoples trash.
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Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 06:00:18 pm »
Reinforcing my bench is for more than just the vise.

Iím probably the only guy on the forum with access to a 4kW, CO2 laser and the knowhow to use it!

Might as well... 

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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 06:12:20 pm »
Yes, vise...

My vices are all worn out!

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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 06:43:56 pm »
I enjoy my vices much more than my vises.
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Re: Saturday Morning Rant, was Tuesday Morning.
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2018, 08:15:49 pm »
Reinforcing my bench is for more than just the vise.

Iím probably the only guy on the forum with access to a 4kW, CO2 laser and the knowhow to use it!

Might as well... 

4kW?  You're talking input supply?  I worked with a 100W output CO2 and I can't imagine what a 4kW would be like.  A 100 Watter was 12' long 3' high and wide.  Required water cooling. It would bore through solid concrete and steel. I think it drew about 3kW 3phase.   It was in the shop for a tune up from NASA.  They used it to remotely ignite fires in atmospheric test chambers to study their effect without having an igniter contaminate the chamber.
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