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I've got a Gladiator bench, a 6 footer. It's not used for reloading but it would do the job. They can be pricey unless you catch a sale but they are nice heavy duty benches.
 
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I just built this one it is solid as a rock, it can hold up to 1000lb each shelf. Best part, you can make it as small or large as you want.



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Dryfly-

I just sent you an email.

My bench is built on a Kreg base. All steel, on casters, and very solid. Customizing length, width, and height is as easy as clicking a mouse.
For the top, I went with 2" maple butcher block from Floor and Decor. Rock solid, already cut, and very pretty, once sanded and oiled. Total cost was about $550.

Edit: It would have been about $300, if I had gone with a plywood top.

https://www.kregtool.com/store...workspace-solutions/

Feel free to share the pics. I still have trouble with the process.

Bruce

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Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

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Thanks for that, RNshooter. I like your table a lot. Sent you a PM. The table below is prolly going to make due for now. It surprisingly has a ton of good reviews.




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Hmmm, well the more I look at RNShooters table...the more I like it. Here’s a pic he sent me for reference.



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RN or Dry-Fly - Is RN’s unit that is pictured the 28” x 64” standard leg height unit with casters added?
 
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You’ll have to defer to RN on that one, sorry



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RN or Dry-Fly - Is RN’s unit that is pictured the 28” x 64” standard leg height unit with casters added?


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RN or Dry-Fly - Is RN’s unit that is pictured the 28” x 64” standard leg height unit with casters added?


Just measured: 29" x 20" x 64", without the casters.

The top is 24.5" x 96". I left the 4.5" overhang on the front side and put a shelf on the lower rails.

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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Just want to say thanks again to RNshooter, your table recommendation will be great!


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I wish I had know about the Kregg legs years ago. I first saw them last year, but forgot about them. I think rather than the ULine, I'll be going Kregg. I should be able to get the wood top local.




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I sourced the butcher block/bench top at two or three places pretty easily. I found a nice one made of poplar, 5’ long 25” deep and 1.5” thick for $130


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Once you start looking at butcher block, it's easy to justify the price difference, especially if it's a smaller piece.
What is the price difference between poplar and one of the hardwoods, by you?

I was drilling my bolt holes for my Ultramount in my maple top, yesterday. It's insanely hard.

I used danish oil for a finish.

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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Bruce - Thanks Sir - I am about to completely re-do my reloading set up and without question I will be going with this table in my set up....Thanks Again...Mark
 
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So I got my poplar top for $130 at Floor & Decor, maple was going to be like $229.


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Sigarmsp226: That's high praise! I am a total noob, at this, but I do tend to overthink everything until I am sure I have the best solution Smile

Everything I have learned, I have learned it on Sigforum.

This is such a great place.

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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So I got my poplar top for $130 at Floor & Decor, maple was going to be like $229.


Yep, definitely worth the price over plywood.
Nicely done!

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/ultramounts

For outfitting that new bench Smile

Bruce




Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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Another great recommendation Bruce!



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https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/ultramounts

For outfitting that new bench Smile

Bruce


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Another great recommendation Bruce!



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https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/ultramounts

For outfitting that new bench Smile

Bruce


Yeah, these are the way to go. My 650 is setup on one and I’ve been very pleased with it.



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So here’s my shameless copy of RNshooter’s table. Fed Ex was kind enough to tear open one of the Kreg boxes and loose the feet for my table. I assembled everything else for now, trimmed my 30” x 60” butcher top down to 55” long due to space. It was getting dark and my back was shot, so I just got one coat of stain on the poplar top. Hopefully the pieces Fed Ex lost will be replaced ASAP...I’m sure Kreg will handle it.





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