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Show us a picture of your reloading bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Neutered10mm

    Neutered10mm Well-Known Member

    A) great start ... it will grow, trust me!
    B) LOVE my WeatherTech floor mats
    C) good job on the fire extinguisher ;)
  2. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    Fire extinguisher was already there, but it sure did turn out to be a good spot, eh? :)

    The mats are horse stall mats from tractor supply company. I have a power rack there, as seen here:

  3. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    Getting more and more set up (NEED MORE ROOM) Sorry for the crappy cell phone photos... I have now 5 presses still in the boxes due to NO ROOM to set up...

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  4. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    Ronno................are you happy with the case prep center?
  5. Rollis R. Karvellis

    Rollis R. Karvellis Well-Known Member

    Ron, you have always done everything at full throttle.
  6. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    LAH - Short answer, YES... so much better then the RCBS model. If you push hard on the RCBS it will die down... Not the Hornady, pure power!
  7. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    HAHAHA what can I say Rollie... Been this way my whole life man! We need to go shooting sometime when you are around!
  8. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    I've had mine for a couple years & use it mostly for 223 & 30/06 my two bulk shooters. It's quick & easy to process cases & I love quick & easy.
  9. Pit4Brains

    Pit4Brains Well-Known Member

    Might as well jump in here

    My 7 yo son is getting getting into shooting and hunting so I dusted off what i had left of my RCBS gear from when I was a young lad. He took to it like a labrador to a pond. I had a rough setup on my work bench but i have been adding a little touch here and a little shelf there.

    I've been looking online for some refreshers and I found a good source here at THR so I figured I'de join in. Looking forward to sharing some info with you all..

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  10. GW Staar

    GW Staar Well-Known Member

    Ronno! You never got to build your new reloading room we designed together??? That's a dang shame! I was really planning to pedal the 5000 miles to your house on my bike when you finished it to reload with you. As long as you turn off the cameras that is. :rolleyes: Probably a wise move though....not building it. By now you've bought so much equipment, that that design is probably too small now. :D

    BTW, you guys, there are lots of folks who've been waiting for a review of the Hornady Case Prep Center since it came out....not much out there still.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  11. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    That's good stuff Pit4Brains. I had my 9 year old daughter running .40s through a crimp die the other day. She was loving it.
  12. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    It even started to be built (Framing) but once the garage was broken into and over $21,000 worth of my Snap-On and Starrett tools,fishing gear and boat electronics was stolen I decided I better not do this and then be the guy that gave the crooks stuff to make their own ammo.

    I have since put up a 6 foot fence all around, 24/7 video both inside and and outside, alarm and two german shepherds but something still does not feel right about putting that room out there. SO we may add on to the house we are talking about it now.

    And I STILL want to use your floorplan (Thank you for that) it will work and I like how you had it done, all I have to do is just add 2 feet each way! I have more equipment yes! In fact a total of 4 more presses are coming in between now and Oct...

    SO yes I REALLY need to do something!
  13. GW Staar

    GW Staar Well-Known Member


    Wow! That is bad news. Sorry for your loss. I have to agree, adding on to your home is a way better idea. Somebody bad, knew what you had. Be careful. You could always move to Sunny North New Mexico. (then I wouldn't have 5000 miles to pedal) :) Seriously.... best wishes on your new project plans. Yes you need space...bad.


    Welcome to the forum! Smart man! Getting your 7 year old started in this worthwhile hobby early! I see you have good taste in colors. I like green too as you can see from the picture below.:D


    Ronno: The picture is showing my bench 2 years ago, cleaner than usual. Too many projects....bullet feeder, case feeder, next.......case collator. I'm having a ball though.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  14. Gtimothy

    Gtimothy Well-Known Member

    New bench

    Here's a picture of my new bench. I was tired of sharing my workbench with my reloading chores. My next project is to put up some shop lights so I can SEE! :what:

    I hate renting! :mad:

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  15. GuitarsAndGuns

    GuitarsAndGuns Well-Known Member

    I already posted this on another board, but I am very happy with how it turned out, and I have to show it to someone. I grew tired of looking at my old bench. I keep it in an extra room in the house, and plywood with 2X4's doesn't look all that classy indoors. I built this one out of solid oak, stained it and put a hand rubbed oil finish on it. It is VERY solid and looks much better. It turned out well considering I only have a cheap jigsaw and sander for power tools. This pic is before it was loaded up with stuff. Going to build some shelves next.

  16. 119er

    119er Well-Known Member

    Well, I finished this about a month ago. Home Depot had the unfinished sink base and cabinets on sale. The bench top is 2x4's screwed and glued together in a sorta butcherblock idea, with 3/4" cabinet plywood screwed to the bottom. It's SOLID! I dovetailed a slot into the top and trimmed with red oak for durability on the edges and interface. My trimmer, measure, primer, etc are mounted to 1x6 oak to slide in and out of place. I reinforced the crap out of the sink base and ripped some 2x6's for the riser to get the bench top to 42". Its all screwed to the studs in the wall and it's awesome to use compared to my rickety old set-up! If I had to do it again, I would have bought the prefinished base and cabinets, or just painted it.

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  17. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
  18. bulletboy

    bulletboy Member

    I'm sure this is going to piss some people off, but so what. I like to watch TV while I reload.


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  19. fol4321

    fol4321 Well-Known Member

    i use the same knock off tupperwares from albertsons. 3 in a pack and hold 500 round of 357 mag with room to spare
  20. Pit4Brains

    Pit4Brains Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the welcome. I got into reloading in my early childhood. My dad bought me an RCBS starter kit and I went to town. I'm thirty nine now and just dusted off what I had left. I'm buying a new item about every two weeks and the setup is coming along just fine.

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