Easy-To-Follow Reloading Bench Plans
Reloading Bench Plans
Many gun enthusiasts and hunters prefer to make their own ammunition because this will cost them less compared to buying outside. However, creating one’s own ammo requires the use of a reloading bench.
For those who are lucky to have an experience in woodworking, building a reloading bench is easy especially if there are plans to follow.
This bench can be very helpful because not only can they hold supplies and equipment for the hobbyist but it can also provide enough space for labor.
Let’s Get “Reloading”…
To build your own reloading bench, prepare 2 pine boards measuring 2 x 6 x 43 inches, 2 pine boards measuring 2 x 6 x 20 inches, 4 pine boards measuring 4 x 4 x 30 inches, and 2 pine boards measuring 2 x 4 x 20 inches.
Also, get plywood that measures ¾ x 23 x 43 inches and one that measures ¾ x 23 x 33 inches.
For the tools, get a screw gun, 52 pieces of 3-inch wood screws, and a tape measure. On your workbench, first set up the 2 pine boards measuring 2 x 6 x 43 inches parallel to each other and 20 inches apart.
Then, set the 2 x 6 x 20-inch boards perpendicularly between them with a distance of 40 inches apart. Secure them by screwing them together to form a 23 x 43-inch frame.
In each corner, position a 4 x 4-inch board perpendicularly to the frame. Make sure that your frame is laid flatly on the ground.
Next, attach the frame and the boards together using 4 screws. This will serve as the legs of the table so make sure to make it even.
After that, attach the 2 x 4 boards to the legs that are 10 inches apart by screwing them. Ensure that the 2 x 4 boards are parallel with the 20-inch boards on the frame. Also make sure that they are 20 inches below the bottom edge of the frame on the opposite sides of the legs.
After doing all these, put your bench frame in an upright position and lay the 43-inch plywood on top of it with all the edges even and screw it to the frame using 12 screws.
Subsequently, place the 33-inch plywood on top of the 20-inch boards under the bench top. Make sure that the 33-inch edge is at level with the outside of the legs. Using 8 screws, attach the plywood and the 2 x 4-inch boards together.
Reloading bench plans differ from one another and are based on the user’s needs. They can be sitting or standing reloading benches. Some of them may have more or fewer shelves and drawers. They can be placed either indoors or outdoors.
Finishings depend on the location of your reloading bench. Plain finishes are perfect if you plan to place them in your garage. In case you want them inside your house, you can either stain them or paint them in a color that matches the existing theme of the room.