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XDRoX
11-27-2011, 22:58
My new bench is finally finished. It took exactly 7 days to build. I started last Sunday and just finished.

This is what it looked like last Sunday.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench1.JPG

First I cleaned it up.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench2.JPG

Then I ripped out the old cabinets.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench3.JPG

Ran some wire.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench4.JPG

And then started dry walling.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench5.JPG

XDRoX
11-27-2011, 22:58
More dry wall.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench6.JPG

Put some mud up.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench7.JPG

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench8.JPG

Started installing the cabinets.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench9.JPG


And the finished product.
http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench10.jpg

The cabinets came with a 5/8" top. Over that I put a 5/8" sheet of plywood. Over that 3/4" of counter top. That adds up to a total of 2". I could jump on it if I wanted to. There is no movement at all.

I bought all the cabinets at home depot. There were very inexpensive but worked fine.

Thanks for reading.

XDRoX
11-27-2011, 23:00
Oh, I forgot, special thanks to Hozer for answering all my questions and allowing me to attempt to copy his reloading room :wavey:

Thanks Hozer.

TX Archer
11-27-2011, 23:11
Dang! That is one heck of a transformation. Congratulations and good work!

2guns
11-27-2011, 23:15
A solid base is the most important thing to good reloads with little frustration

Murphy's Law
11-28-2011, 06:03
I envy those with true talent to accomplish things like what you've done. Others like me have to pay to have to pay to have it done due to not having the tools nor expertise. Sure wished you were my next door neighbor. !!!

rpgman
11-28-2011, 07:09
that's an awesome remodel job you did.
Really nice work.
Congrats.

btw, I've always HATED muddin and sandin....last time I did it, I couldn't wait until I was done and I promised myself to NEVER mud and sand again.
Greg

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 08:02
Dang! That is one heck of a transformation. Congratulations and good work!

I envy those with true talent to accomplish things like what you've done. Others like me have to pay to have to pay to have it done due to not having the tools nor expertise. Sure wished you were my next door neighbor. !!!

Thanks guys.

that's an awesome remodel job you did.
Really nice work.
Congrats.

btw, I've always HATED muddin and sandin....last time I did it, I couldn't wait until I was done and I promised myself to NEVER mud and sand again.
Greg

I know. I hate it also. You can't tell from the picture, but the mud is far from perfect. I should have probably put another layer but I was too impatient.

Colorado4Wheel
11-28-2011, 08:16
Looks really nice.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 08:45
Looks really nice.

Thanks Steve.

Here are a few more pics. In the large cabinet on the right I installed an outlet and a air hose attachment. If you look hard you can see it in the picture. This brings air to the rest of my garage.

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench11.jpg

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench12.jpg

DoctaGlockta
11-28-2011, 08:47
Nice job.

It makes me feel like reloading and I'm also hungry for some reason.

Hoser
11-28-2011, 09:00
Looks great.

Glad I could help.

Boot Stomper
11-28-2011, 09:02
Great job.

Beanie-Bean
11-28-2011, 09:26
Excellent work! I like the light color, in order to see easily any spilled powder, lost primers, etc.

coachg
11-28-2011, 09:33
Very Nice! I imagine you will feel great working in that nice new space.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 09:40
Nice job.



Looks great.



Great job.

Very Nice! I imagine you will feel great working in that nice new space.

Thanks guys.

Excellent work! I like the light color, in order to see easily any spilled powder, lost primers, etc.

I was going to put a dark counter top in, but wanted the Dillon blue to pop.

debbert
11-28-2011, 09:51
Great work! Looks a lot more user-friendly, and it's quite a bit brighter. Can't beat that!

IndyGunFreak
11-28-2011, 10:04
I guess I missed the pics?

Edit: Nevermind, I see the problem... looks like Cox might be the issue. Put them on Photobucket or Flickr

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 10:14
WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICTURES?

IF THERE'S NO PICTURES IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND IF IT DID HAPPEN AND HOZER HELPED IT'S GOING TO FALL APART ANYWAY.


Jack

IndyGunFreak
11-28-2011, 10:17
WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PICTURES?

IF THERE'S NO PICTURES IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, AND IF IT DID HAPPEN AND HOZER HELPED IT'S GOING TO FALL APART ANYWAY.


Jack

LOL... Take a Paxil Jack..

It looks like he probably reached his bandwidth allocation w/ Cox, thus they look like they aren't letting the pics load anymore.

He'd be better off putting them on a site like Photobucket, Picasa, or Flickr.

Edit: Hmm, they are showing now... Go figure.. :). Looks really nice XDRox.

creophus
11-28-2011, 10:19
Dang homie! Great job.

Jack, the pics take a bit to load. Internet must be slow up in the highlands.

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 10:28
Just clicked back on the thread and the pictures showed up... it's magic I tell ya, magical magic, or sorcery.

A very nice job indeed, Chris, very, very nice. A bit effeminate but I blame that on Hozer's influence. Might want to hang a Playboy calendar to help quash any upcoming rumors.


Jack

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 11:13
Great work! Looks a lot more user-friendly, and it's quite a bit brighter. Can't beat that!

Dang homie! Great job.

Jack, the pics take a bit to load. Internet must be slow up in the highlands.

Thanks guys.

A very nice job indeed, Chris, very, very nice. A bit effeminate but I blame that on Hozer's influence. Might want to hang a Playboy calendar to help quash any upcoming rumors.


Jack

Thanks Jack. If it makes you feel any better I built the bench with funds that I was going to buy another plastic pistol with on black Friday. One less plastic pistol is always a good thing right?

The whole thing only cost $600, for everything. Those cabinets are only $95 each. It did take my whole Thanksgiving break. I think I get 3 weeks off for Christmas. My wife wants me to do the other wall of the garage that isn't finished yet. It's going to be a laundry area :crying:

PCJim
11-28-2011, 11:46
Lint, high humidity and smokeless powder don't mix. Then again, your source for used softener sheets is close by...

(I don't see the pics, either!)

Glock30Eric
11-28-2011, 11:52
Can't see the pictures....

Shadyscott69
11-28-2011, 12:40
Gone again. Damn it, I miss all the good stuff!

RustyFN
11-28-2011, 12:43
I'm not getting the pictures. Can't wait to see them.

cowboy1964
11-28-2011, 12:46
I got one pic and nothing else. Refreshed the page and now can't even get that.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 12:52
I'm opening a Flickr account right now. It'll take a couple minutes.

fredj338
11-28-2011, 14:03
I'm opening a Flickr account right now. It'll take a couple minutes.

Yeah, I'ld like to see the pics to, see what you teachers can do in your off time.:supergrin:

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 14:48
Flickr sucks. I can't get full size images to come up.

I'll try letting GT host a photo of the finished project.

It worked.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220768&stc=1&d=1322513251

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 14:51
Here's a couple others:

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220769&stc=1&d=1322513409

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220770&stc=1&d=1322513431

WiskyT
11-28-2011, 15:04
I like the "before" better. Why did you take out those nice white cabinets?

RustyFN
11-28-2011, 15:34
The pictures showed up this time. Very nice, you did a great job. I can only dream about something like that, all of my stuff is restricted to the garage.

n2extrm
11-28-2011, 16:23
Chris,

Looks great. I like the cabinets, if I ever do it again I might have to copy you!

EL_NinO619
11-28-2011, 16:38
I like the "before" better. Why did you take out those nice white cabinets?


:rofl::rofl::rofl:

IndyGunFreak
11-28-2011, 17:19
Flickr sucks. I can't get full size images to come up.

I'll try letting GT host a photo of the finished project.


Weird, Flickr works fine here...

Maybe try Photobucket one of these days.. :)

IGF

fredj338
11-28-2011, 17:51
Far too nice to reload in. How are you going to do bullet casting in that nice space?

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 18:05
The pictures showed up this time. Very nice, you did a great job. I can only dream about something like that, all of my stuff is restricted to the garage.

Thanks, but that is my garage.

Chris,

Looks great. I like the cabinets, if I ever do it again I might have to copy you!

Thanks. The only bad thing about these cabinets is that they're only 19" deep. Which is a plus for me because I can barely get my truck in the garage, so I needed the smaller size. But if I would have had the room, I'd have gotten standard 24" deep cabinets. When I do the back wall of my garage I'm going 24".

Far too nice to reload in. How are you going to do bullet casting in that nice space?

It won't stay that nice for very long El Niņo only lives 3 blocks away :rofl:

Actally I screwed the conter top on from below. You're suppose to glue them on but I wanted to have the option to switch it out after I wreck it. They only cost $104 for 10'. So I figured after a few years I'll just swap it out. I had to fill an ammo can with 85lbs of ingots and put it on the table when I screwed it on in order to hold the counter top down.

So in other words I'm prepared to thrash it :)

bdhawk
11-28-2011, 18:12
very nicely done. i see the pics, just fine.

dkf
11-28-2011, 19:04
Nice clean setup. I need to build a reloading table for my newly bought stuff. I have to try and figure out how high I want it though.

I use Photobucket. You have several choices on image sizes up to 2048x1536. If you upgrade to the Pro you can post even larger pics.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 19:25
very nicely done. i see the pics, just fine.

Thanks Hawk.

Nice clean setup. I need to build a reloading table for my newly bought stuff. I have to try and figure out how high I want it though.

I use Photobucket. You have several choices on image sizes up to 2048x1536. If you upgrade to the Pro you can post even larger pics.

My bench in 37.5" high. I use Dillon's slightly taller strong mount (they make two heights) and it's just perfect for me. I tell people I'm 5'10". I'm going to order another strong mount for my Rock Chucker, just haven't gotten around to it yet.

The strong mount (or another mount of some sort) is essential if you plan to have drawers like I do.

PhantomF4E
11-28-2011, 19:41
Boy Howdy And what Jack said a girly pic . and maybe a Nascar poster, even if you're not a fan :-P perhaps one of those sawblade clocks and a pic of OBL with a target on his face ... That ought to dispel any rumors

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 19:54
Just clicked back on the thread and the pictures showed up... it's magic I tell ya, magical magic, or sorcery.

A very nice job indeed, Chris, very, very nice. A bit effeminate but I blame that on Hozer's influence. Might want to hang a Playboy calendar to help quash any upcoming rumors.


Jack

How's this Jack?

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220781&stc=1&d=1322531603

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 19:59
A small blue square with a question mark inside doesn't do much for me... maybe it's how you young'uns get turned on though. :whistling:


Jack

StaTiK
11-28-2011, 20:20
How's this Jack?

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=220781&stc=1&d=1322531603

Link not working.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 20:37
Working now?

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 20:41
I'm guessing you don't teach audio/visual courses. :whistling:


Jack

StaTiK
11-28-2011, 20:41
Working now?

Not unless 404.jpg is a solid black picture of nothing. The others work, though.

XDRoX
11-28-2011, 20:56
I'm guessing you don't teach audio/visual courses. :whistling:


Jack

Try on your iPhone Jack. I'm on mine and it's working fine. It's worth it.

GioaJack
11-28-2011, 21:11
You're right, the black square is even more stunning on the iPhone than it is on the laptop. Truly remarkable!

I can't believe they allow you to own a gun. :supergrin:


Jack

jhoagland
11-29-2011, 06:04
that's an awesome remodel job you did.
Really nice work.
Congrats.

btw, I've always HATED muddin and sandin....last time I did it, I couldn't wait until I was done and I promised myself to NEVER mud and sand again.
Greg

To the OP Great job!!



rpgman, use a terry cloth rag and a 5 gal bucket of water. Dip the rag in the water and wring out the excess water. Rub the mud with a medium pressure and it will wet sand it so to speak. Rinse and repeat. No dust at all.

Shadyscott69
11-29-2011, 06:56
You're right, the black square is even more stunning on the iPhone than it is on the laptop. Truly remarkable!

I can't believe they allow you to own a gun. :supergrin:


Jack

You are getting especially cantankerous lately. The ladies at the dance hall not showing you any love?

GioaJack
11-29-2011, 12:10
I'm weak and testy from exhaustion. :faint:


Jack

IndyGunFreak
11-29-2011, 15:34
I'm weak and testy from exhaustion. :faint:


Jack

So the women at the dance hall are outrunning you?

rpgman
11-29-2011, 15:52
To the OP Great job!!



rpgman, use a terry cloth rag and a 5 gal bucket of water. Dip the rag in the water and wring out the excess water. Rub the mud with a medium pressure and it will wet sand it so to speak. Rinse and repeat. No dust at all.

sounds like a good idea.

Where were you when I was changing my garage into another room on my first house 22 years ago, lol.

I sanded those walls for days and hated every minute of it. That's when I vowed NEVER to do it EVER again.

When we added a sunroom onto our current home, I had someone do all the work.

Greg

PCJim
11-29-2011, 15:57
To the OP Great job!!



rpgman, use a terry cloth rag and a 5 gal bucket of water. Dip the rag in the water and wring out the excess water. Rub the mud with a medium pressure and it will wet sand it so to speak. Rinse and repeat. No dust at all.

+1. Wet sanding works real well if you are careful with the initial mudding. You can also use a sponge instead of the terry cloth.

If you are sloppy and really cake it on, use one of those screen type sanding sheet for some fast knockdown of the excess.

GioaJack
11-29-2011, 15:59
So the women at the dance hall are outrunning you?


I still have enough energy to track you down and demonstrate the real meaning of police brutality. :whistling:

I may need a sammich when I'm done however... please arrange for it to have extra mustard... and a pickle.


Jack

XDRoX
11-29-2011, 19:38
OK, if I failed this time I quit.

http://members.cox.net/chrismosteller/newbench13.PNG

GioaJack
11-29-2011, 19:50
Why do they look photoshopped? Mama won't let you put up actual posters, huh. :supergrin:


Jack

janice6
11-29-2011, 19:57
That is a very nice job, congratulations.

WiskyT
11-29-2011, 20:51
Why do they look photoshopped? Mama won't let you put up actual posters, huh. :supergrin:


Jack

Those are his students:whistling:

fx77
11-29-2011, 21:46
Very nice job