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Old December 23, 2007, 12:21 AM   #251
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not certain how to load pictures - so here's a link

Bench is made out of angle iron with a 3/4" plywood top

It's 5' wide by 3' deep and 4' tall

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...Picture003.jpg
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Old December 23, 2007, 02:47 AM   #252
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Here's the corner of my workshop I have for reloading. I'm pretty self-sufficient out there--fridge, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, FIOS cable TV, plumbing . . . and gun stuff.



Cleaning supplies, spotting scopes, spare hearing protection, reloading manuals, data sheets, notes, etc in this cabinet.



Loaded ammo, some holster and old tactical gear, powder, primers, etc in this cabinet (which stays locked). It's a little barren for my taste; I need to dedicate a weekend to nothing but reloading.



And a shot of the reloading bench.



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Old December 29, 2007, 03:54 AM   #253
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I'm new to reloading, and while setting up my reloading bench, I found this thread to be invaluable. I got some great ideas from all the setups people have shown. Thanks for a great thread, and a great site.

I just completed my shelving today, and resized/deprimed my first 100 cases of .308!

Here's my humble start (it's a work in progress)...





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Old December 29, 2007, 08:38 AM   #254
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Nom de Guerre,
And a very hearty WELCOME to The High Road!

Your set up is great...well organized and clean. Looks to be very sturdy too.
If you paint the walls white (or add white pegboard) you will get more light for the same $$.

I see you have wonderful taste in gun safes!! I've never looked back when I bought mine!

enjoy your new hobby and remember...there are NO dumb questions.

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Old December 29, 2007, 08:53 AM   #255
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Old December 29, 2007, 09:33 AM   #256
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Kevin108:

That was the same type reloading kit I started out using. Truth be told, it also was the best I ever had. That simple reload kit worked better, produced better accuracy, even than my custom-made dies. Sure, my Lee and RCBS reloaders let me makes more rounds, but more wasn't better. Kudos.

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Old December 29, 2007, 09:45 AM   #257
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Nom de Guerre, that bench looks familiar. I built the same one for my case tumblers and am about to build another for a workbench. I got the plans from http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/w...below20xl.html. You did good.
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Old December 29, 2007, 10:27 AM   #258
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VonFatman, thank you very much for the welcome. I have to say that I love my safe too.

Primersinmyshoe, thank you as well. I noticed that your bench for tumbling is the same design, in your post earlier in this thread. BTW, that's an incredible reloading room you've built for yourself. Very nice job!

I built my bench a couple of years ago to be a general purpose workshop bench. I lived in a different house then, and had a specific space to fit a bench, so I customized the size a bit (24"x39"). I looked up the plans on-line when I built it, and I think that was the exact site I referenced. They have great detailed instructions and step by step photographs! I know that I looked at a lot of different designs before I chose that one.

I just put a new Melamine top on mine when I decided to re-purpose it as my reloading bench, and I built the shelving unit, basically from seeing things I liked in this thread and elsewhere. Now that I have more space than in my old house, I think I'll build another one like it to go next to it. That one will be for gun maintenance, etc.
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Old January 1, 2008, 04:03 AM   #259
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You guys really helped me out figuring out how I wanted to build my bench.
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Old January 1, 2008, 04:49 AM   #260
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You guys really helped me out figuring out how I wanted to build my bench
very neat and well laid out.
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Old January 1, 2008, 12:32 PM   #261
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The Reloading Dungeon

Here is my Reloading Dungeon. It is a partially dug out cellar under a hundred-year-old farmhouse. There is an 8'x8' area with crude cement on the floor which I share with the water heater. The ceiling is about 5' 6", so watch your head! It can be a little chilly in the winter, but it has wonderful benefits like a floor I can dump junk on without caring and a lack of windows for total isolation and focus. I don't have to be bothered by petty things like sunrise and sunset...
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Old January 1, 2008, 05:35 PM   #262
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Just Getting Started...
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Old January 4, 2008, 10:56 PM   #263
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Here's my bench. Built to fit in my "office" so I can reload in the comfort of heat air air conditioning.
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Old January 5, 2008, 08:52 AM   #264
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Artiflex, nice start


Nicadflyer, looks good
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Old January 5, 2008, 02:05 PM   #265
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Welcome to the board redmonster13.
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Old January 5, 2008, 03:39 PM   #266
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<SLV> Sure is a good thing about no windows...I would sure hate for someone to see that pink rifle stock...L O L
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Old January 5, 2008, 05:50 PM   #267
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Hahahahahah! It's my daughter's 5th birthday present -- I stained it myself, and I'm not ashamed!
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Old January 5, 2008, 06:38 PM   #268
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Nice work SLV
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Old January 6, 2008, 01:33 PM   #269
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Micro Reloading Station

I have a very small shop. A few years ago I started mounting bechtop tools to plates and clamping them a floor stand when needed. When not in use the tools are stored on shelves allowing use of vertical space.

When I started reloading, I built a press mount that can be clamped to a floor stand and then uses inter-changable mounting plates for various reloading tools. The only change I had to make to the floor stand was to reset the worksurface so that the forces excerted by press ops were inside the plane of the front legs of the stand.

The workstation is very stable and easily handles full length resizing of .308 which is the largest cartidge I've loaded so far.

The Word doc has the dimensions and assembly instructions if you are interested. The "Bay" photo is the docking station for tools not in use.

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Old January 6, 2008, 02:42 PM   #270
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Here is another micro reloading station...I just started reloading, and am currently only reloading for .223
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Old January 6, 2008, 05:40 PM   #271
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New member here. So hello to everyone.

Here is a picture of my reloading room. Just about have it all done. Just getting back in to reloading with in the last year. forgot how much fun reloading can be. I don't know it all so I'm sure I will have questions to ask


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Old January 6, 2008, 09:41 PM   #272
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RUDY850,

Nice set up looks really organized, do you have any free time to come over to my place and do some clean up. Welcome to THR
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Old January 7, 2008, 04:03 PM   #273
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Here's my reloading Bench 10mm G20 Reloads



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Old January 7, 2008, 07:54 PM   #274
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I have had a wonderful tour of everyones loading bench. Went to bed yesterday feeling great knowing that so many out there are just as hooked as I am. Took a photo of my man space as my wife calls it and hopefully it will post. Thanks everyone for sharing.
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Old January 8, 2008, 12:47 AM   #275
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Here's a couple of pictures of my reloading bench after it was first set up. My folks remodeled their kitchen and I salvaged some of the cabinets and a counter top. I have another bench I can spread out on as well, which is where I usually reload my shotshells.

I plan on adding some casting equipment this spring when it warms up a bit.



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