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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. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

  2. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    Thanks you I'll check it out.
  3. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member


    The picture is after the half hearted repairs.
    Lag bolts no beno! I ripped my press off my bench trying to size cast bullets I made too hard. :eek:
    Since I have through drilled the bench, made steel plates for the under side of the bench, installed a brass plate at the leading edge of the press, through bolted everything and 86ed most of my linotype in trade for soft lead for casting bullets.
    One lesson not forgotten soon!
  4. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    Yea, that's exactly why my benchtop is maple butcher block instead of the 1/2" mdf that came with the bench. Ripped my press right off the bench sizing hard cast 44 mag bullets.
  5. BlackJackJoe

    BlackJackJoe Well-Known Member

    Butcher block is very good for a bench top but so is a section of heavy, thick, solid core door. Got mine from a renovated hospital. You know how big those doors are? Heavy as hell. Have to use 3-4 hinges with bearings in them. Anyway, they make good bench tops. Go to a local Habitat Restore location if you have any and you can find all kinds of things that can be re-purposed for your reloading bench, shelving and storage of supplies, etc.
  6. KansasSasquatch

    KansasSasquatch Well-Known Member

    When I built my current bench a co-worker had a solid core door laying around, from a renovated hospital, that he gave to me. I've had over 600lbs on the bench before and I bet I could have put another 1000 on it.
  7. Wylie1

    Wylie1 Well-Known Member

    It's built from 3/4 inch thick, yeah laminated particle board. :eek:

    The whole desk only cost me $40 so it's all good, it's an old bankers desk.

    I seriously doubt I'll ever rip the press off of it again.
  8. MikeS.

    MikeS. Well-Known Member


    My main helper, my oldest Gdaughter. I told her that since she was shooting so much of my ammo she needed to help load it. She loved it! So after a couple 3 hours of watching and helping her I turned it over to her. She loaded 400 rnds of .357. Good kid, most of the time. She's 11.5, God save her Mom, she's gonna be a handful.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
  9. 2@low8

    2@low8 Well-Known Member

    MikeS. - Sharing your hobby and your time with your daughter is a sure-fire recipe in making a “daddy’s girl”… forever. Lucky you… lucky her!
  10. MikeS.

    MikeS. Well-Known Member

    Granddaughter but yeah. I started both of my girls and now this one, my oldest G'daughter off at age 5 shooting.
  11. mxjunky78

    mxjunky78 Well-Known Member

    Here's my setup after about 2yrs of loading. Not nearly as nice and stocked as most of you guys but it suits me well.

    Metallic reloading bench

    Shotshell reloading bench and brass storage.

    Measly ammo stash.

    And of course the awesome 12ga and 20ga Christmas lights.
  12. TacoMalo

    TacoMalo Well-Known Member

    Just curious if the roaster is for food or do you use it to plate cast bullets or some other task?
  13. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    It is an old one I used to use to lube cast bullets when I used those, now it has not been used in a few years... In fact I tossed it away last week...
  14. Ronno

    Ronno Well-Known Member

    Everyone that reloads is a winner!
  15. Havok7416

    Havok7416 Well-Known Member

    I finally got mine squared away enough to take pictures of after two moves and a lot of reorganizing. The big Flat Rate box on the right side of the bench is full of .308 brass getting ready to be fed through the press in the next few days. Most of the powder cans on the left will also disappear.

  16. Triumph

    Triumph Well-Known Member

    It's not much but all the space I have in the office. I have most of the brass cleaning, trimming & case prep in the garage.

    I built the shelves with shelf pin holes so they are all adjustable.

    Still waiting on the 550B.


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  17. peels

    peels Active Member

    Nice clean build! Interesting way to make the table height adjustable. Did you clamp it down so that the table doesn't move or sway when using the press? How much sideways movement does that type of setup have?
  18. jbrown_14105

    jbrown_14105 Active Member

    my bench setup

    GUys I hope these photos come through.
    Bench for shotgun, rifle/pistol & casting of bullets for custom work.
    Thanks for letting me post

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  19. Triumph

    Triumph Well-Known Member

    It only looks adjustable. I played with the height before bolting it to the wall. There is a 2x4 lag bolted to the wall in back & on the right. The saw horse only supports the weight on the front left corner. The press is not bolted yet. I haven't decided where to put it. I will have the CoAx and Dillon on an interchangeable mounts so I can use the same location for both. I'll probably mount on the far right where the bench is most stable.

    The table top is a 1 1/4 beach chopping block table top I got at IKEA for 1/2 price. The table top is sandwiched between the 2x4 that I lagged to the wall and the weight of the bookshelves.
  20. dsm

    dsm Well-Known Member

    Looks like you have a very nice start. About the only suggestion I have is to build a 2x4 frame under your table top and save those nice saw horses for other handy work.

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