Man cave has reloading bench


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The_Pretender
March 22, 2010, 12:33 AM
A friend and I had gotten into reloading, and slowly acquired the tools needed over time. My father had given me an RCBS rock chucker he bought in the 80's and never used, and we rounded out our lineup through midwayusa and gun shows. Our bench was an old door on 2 saw horses.

We made it work, and learned through trial and error.

My girlfriend and I moved into a house last August, and three days before we moved in I had already gotten underway on a reloading bench. I just kind of made it up on a piece of paper, decided what I wanted after looking at other peoples photos online, and came up with what I have here.

I must say, it is very nice to have it come along this far. I know I'm 8 months late, but I finally got around to taking a few photos.

And as if it weren't enough already with the television and stereo, there is a full refrigerator around the corner and a toilet/shop sink in the other room.

Just gotta say, I love it.

Man cave!

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AzBuckfever
March 22, 2010, 12:38 AM
There is a thread called, show us your reloading bench; that I think this would have been better suited for. nice bench though :D

paintballdude902
March 22, 2010, 12:49 AM
very nice. wanna make me one? lol

im using my kitchen table right now. needless to say my parents arent gonna be too happy if they ever want their old table back since it has dents in it from a C-clamp and the edge of my press

Texas Gun Person
March 22, 2010, 01:00 AM
Nice looking setup!

FROGO207
March 22, 2010, 05:47 AM
Almost as much fun as making up the ammo isn't it.:D I still like puttin' lead downrange best however. Good looking setup.:cool:

Wildyams
March 22, 2010, 06:01 AM
whats that tabletop made out of? almost looks like particle board... the rockchucker will chew through that pretty quick. i found out the hard way

The_Pretender
March 22, 2010, 12:20 PM
whats that tabletop made out of? almost looks like particle board... the rockchucker will chew through that pretty quick. i found out the hard way


The top layer is melamine coated board that I bonded to a plywood top. No issues as of yet.

shibbykins
March 22, 2010, 12:30 PM
sexy looking. the best bench;s are the ones we make and dream of. Always improving/adding to it :D

mcdonl
March 22, 2010, 01:02 PM
Yours has added to my inspiration. Nice bench!

My man cave just expanded. It is currently the type of room with New England sports memorabelia and a flat screen on the wall, but the space leading to it from my basement stairs has the paint drying as I type :)

I have $100 in Lowes Gift Cards and it will soon be a replacement to my current reloading "bench"...

outdoorman63
March 22, 2010, 01:36 PM
looks good,nothing like a nice sturdy bench to reload off of..

danprkr
March 22, 2010, 01:58 PM
I do to much in my shop to have a dedicated reloading bench unless I get a much larger shop. I'm working on that though. :D

swiftak
March 22, 2010, 02:30 PM
See the TV up in the corner? Leave it off while your reloading.

bonza
March 22, 2010, 03:31 PM
Nice bench, though I think I would have put the Rockchucker in a bit further from the edge so I could have the ammo I was reloading to the left of the press rather than having to reach across the press to get to it. I've been using a Rockchucker since the 1970s & they're a great press, very versatile, I think you'll be happy with it.

cottonmouth
March 22, 2010, 03:35 PM
Just need a little George or some Conway going on the CD player and you'll be set!!

J.B.

CelticArmory
March 22, 2010, 05:46 PM
Wow, it's sooooo clean. My shop looks like a bomb went off in a gun factory.

Drail
March 22, 2010, 05:55 PM
Never have the TV on while reloading. Distractions are absolutely dangerous in this hobby. No telephone or doorbell either. It is just far too easy to stop what you are doing and return to the bench and miss something. The Rockchucker is possibly the best press made and has been my favorite for many years. I don't think it's possible to wear one out. It is fun to try though. Also be very careful handling primers under a flourescent light fixture. I know several folks who lit off a tube full of primers and had glass rain down on them. You'll probably move tools around a time or two until you find the right setup for you. Don't be afraid to try new arrangements.

Starship1st
March 22, 2010, 06:33 PM
You (my friend) have an awesome Man Cave. It is so organized too. :cool:

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