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Old June 10, 2012, 12:54 AM   #2576
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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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Old June 10, 2012, 07:16 AM   #2577
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Very nice.
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Old June 10, 2012, 11:40 AM   #2578
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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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Old June 10, 2012, 01:07 PM   #2579
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i use the same knock off tupperwares from albertsons. 3 in a pack and hold 500 round of 357 mag with room to spare
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Old June 11, 2012, 11:34 AM   #2580
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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.

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.
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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Old June 12, 2012, 11:20 AM   #2581
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Nice, I finally see a handpress on here. Been meaning to see someone who doesn't have the space for a bench. If you don't mind, could you give me some details as to how you store all your stuff, since I am very limited in space.


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Old June 13, 2012, 12:48 AM   #2582
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See my post at http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost....postcount=2118

I made a 2 foot long mount with 2 - 3/4" pieces of plywood. I bought one of those 2 foot wide folding tables and clamp the plywood mount on the table when I want to reload in front of the TV.

For storage, I bought several plastic storage boxes at Wal Mart that were all the same size. that make it easy to stack them in a closet or on shelves.
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Old June 13, 2012, 02:17 AM   #2583
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:38 PM   #2584
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My reloading room in progress

Wife said i had to move it out of our spare room......so im building another room

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Old June 14, 2012, 12:58 AM   #2585
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Originally Posted by M.Weier View Post
Wife said i had to move it out of our spare room......so im building another room

That is great... I NEED to do the same thing for all my equipment...
Good job and good luck!
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Old June 14, 2012, 03:04 AM   #2586
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Just started reloading this week so my setup is pretty basic.
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Old June 14, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2587
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Nothing wrong with those little plastic bins. My wife buys the oscar myer lunch meat and they come in plastic bins and I keep every one of them. They hold about 100 loaded rounds of .45...and various other things. Since they came with a lid its free storage for me.
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Old June 15, 2012, 12:24 AM   #2588
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I use those leftover lunch meat tubs also. My wife loves ice cream and buys the 5 qt tubs. I use those to put spent brass in. There is a bucket for dirty brass, a bucket for clean brass that has gone through the tumbler. When the clean bucket is almost full, sometimes sooner, it is time to reload that caliber.
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:20 AM   #2589
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I reload, so I'm cheap. I use the blue plastic tubs that mushrooms come in, cottage cheese containers, nut and mayonnaise containers...

They all are useful for storing and sorting brass and other stuff. And effectively free.
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Old June 16, 2012, 01:01 AM   #2590
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took a while to get to this but here goes.

2- Lee Pro 1000 (.41 mag, 9mm)
1- Lee Classic Cast
1-Lee Reloader press
1-Berry's tumbler

"ultravox" nice job on the grips & trays !!
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Old June 16, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2591
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Old June 17, 2012, 01:25 AM   #2592
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Ok, here's mine:

Just finished it this afternoon: 9' 8" long, with the left side for reloading and the right for cleaning, maintenance and non-gun projects. Counter tops free from a remodel at my office, Gorilla rack legs free from a friend, plywood free from a neighbor (the bottom shelf is two layers glued and screwed so I can put the heavy stuff down there), paint for the shelves free from a former owner of my house (leftover from sprucing up the California gutters for the sale to us), misc hardware and tools I didn't already own to cut the plywood and put it all together ran about $50 (and the tools I'll use for other projects).

Now I need to get to reloadin'!
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Old June 20, 2012, 07:09 AM   #2593
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New to reloading....

Got tons of ideas from here for a bench.. I built the below bench, Then I asked my Flooring buddy (who owed me a favor) to "put some hardwood as a top".... This was the result....

I don't even want to put holes in it! More pics to follow.... 1st pic I took with the sun coming in the garage.. so it doesn't do it justice..

Getting ready to stain the bottom

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Old June 20, 2012, 07:13 AM   #2594
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The Top I had already put a 3/4 sanded plywood.... You can only amagine what it weighs at this point....

Bench measures 60" x 30" x 36" high
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Old June 20, 2012, 08:31 AM   #2595
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Looking forward to the final product nuccx2001!

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Old June 20, 2012, 11:40 AM   #2596
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Reloading Bench

Here's where I spend a little time I just got back into reloading in the past couple years. I used to spend time with my Dad reloading and after he died my Mom sold all his stuff. Man...it's not cheap getting into reloading these days I started with a Lee anniversary kit and have worked the way up to my RCBS Rockchucker...it's SWEET!!! Thanks for posting the pictures, they've given me a few new ideas.
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Old June 20, 2012, 11:57 AM   #2597
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Originally Posted by carbuncle View Post
.Gorilla rack legs..
Hey, that's pretty smart. Nice setup!

Lots of nice benches here
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:28 PM   #2598
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As a total newbie in reloading I wanted to build something strong and that would last after reading the posts here. I built this bench for just under $100 with all new materials, now I just need a lot of knowledge to put it to good use.

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Old June 20, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2599
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Salty, you started with some real nice equipment, I see you are a Dillon fan, so am I.
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Old June 20, 2012, 02:35 PM   #2600
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I'm about ready for a Dillon myself. Especially for loading .223 & pistol ammo.
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