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Old March 6, 2013, 09:50 PM   #2926
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You aren't worried about getting gunk in the inlaid tracks are you? (spilled powder, spent primers, case shavings from trimming, etc..)
Not really, the left side of the bench (with the track) is for cleaning, not reloading (though I guess trimming kind of just broke that theory...).

If it gets cruddy, I can remove the track to clean it as it is screwed in (with about 12 screws per track). Time will tell.

I do intend to get a mat to put down over the track for the times that I won't need it. That should help a little.
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Old March 6, 2013, 11:34 PM   #2927
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Not really, the left side of the bench (with the track) is for cleaning, not reloading (though I guess trimming kind of just broke that theory...).

If it gets cruddy, I can remove the track to clean it as it is screwed in (with about 12 screws per track). Time will tell.

I do intend to get a mat to put down over the track for the times that I won't need it. That should help a little.
I guess a shop vac would take care of 99% of the stuff that'll get in there from the reloading process.

Neat idea, I'll have to seriously consider this for my bench rebuild. I'm constantly unscrewing/screwing the power trimmer I have to make room for other stuff.
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Old March 7, 2013, 12:30 AM   #2928
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I mounted the t-track front to back with the end open on the front. It makes it easy to brush out with an old paint brush. I posted some photos in July of 2011. The post is at http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost....postcount=2118
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Old March 7, 2013, 11:30 AM   #2929
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LouisianaJoe; nice! That would probably fit my needs a little closer. I'd like to be able to move the big frigging Dillon press to do other work on the bench. Although it's only 4 bolts, it's still a pain in the neck and time consuming to relocate it.

The Dillon press I have is mounted on the Sturdy stand thingy they sell, that raises it up a foot or so. That has big flat surface edges on both sides that could easily be slid in to a raised rail, or clamped down like you did.

Interesting stuff, thanks for the posts guys.
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Old March 11, 2013, 08:30 PM   #2930
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It's kind of dark, but its my little setup. Haven't collected up everything I need to load metallic cartridges yet, but I'm working on it.
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:00 PM   #2931
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I put this together a couple of weeks ago. The reloading equipment is in the corner of my basement workshop, so the cabinet is intended to keep sawdust and kids out of my reloading stuff. With this setup, I don't have to pack everything away between loading sessions. Plenty of storage above and below for the equipment and supplies that are not in immediate use.



This shot is a different angle to show how the press is mounted. 3/4" plywood bench top on a 2x4 frame on legs and attached to the wall. I cut a hole in the board for the mechanism of the press and a slot for the lever.

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Old March 16, 2013, 11:12 PM   #2932
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TT5, very nice. I understand the enclosure aspect due to sawdust. Do you have any weather stripping on the backside of the cover to make it even more air tight?
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:24 PM   #2933
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My shop is split in two, basically a shed I added on to. One side was my model airplanes and other misc projects, the other side has my CNC router... I have been selling off the model airplane stuff as I haven't flown in over a year and don't really feel the interest is there any longer, today I cleared out what was left as well as several bags of stuff I determined to be garbage, and have it mostly cleaned up and cleared out and organized and ready for when my turret and other bits show up next week.

Pics standing at one end of the 'work' half of the shed, looking left, center and right. Yesterday every shelf was overstuffed. Still need to get rid of some of the prospecting and composites stuff on the top shelves, but a huge improvement.
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Old March 16, 2013, 11:36 PM   #2934
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There's no weatherstripping yet, but I may have to find some thin, easily compressed stuff. I'll see if any dust sneaks in before I add weatherstrip.

After taking the pictures, I added a pin through the frame into the side of the door that fixes that slight bow at the mid door hinge. The hinges are 30" piano hinges, so they block the gaps between sections of the door.
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Old March 17, 2013, 12:52 AM   #2935
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That's a nice design and lockable. Keeps little fingers out of where they shouldn't be.
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Old March 23, 2013, 05:21 PM   #2936
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Just got into reloading. Living in a rental house right now so not much room for anything so here's my small setup. Works for what I need it to do.
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Old March 23, 2013, 06:59 PM   #2937
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Looks good.

You don't need a lot of room to reload. You only need a lot of room once you have collected too much stuff.
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Old March 23, 2013, 07:39 PM   #2938
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Looks good.

You don't need a lot of room to reload. You only need a lot of room once you have collected too much stuff.
You got that right.
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Old March 23, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2939
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Old March 23, 2013, 10:13 PM   #2940
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I like the cover for your scale & powder tickler.
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Old March 24, 2013, 12:35 AM   #2941
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Old March 24, 2013, 11:51 AM   #2942
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Here's where I spend late night hours when I can't sleep or when the weather down here in South Texas is so hot outside during the day that I don't want to go outside. I don't save any money reloading...actually I probably spend more. But I can shoot a whole lot more for the same price. A progressive press is next and I just picked up a used manual indexing shotgun loader.
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Old March 24, 2013, 12:33 PM   #2943
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LAH,
those are plastic boxes from Office Depot. I cut one side off with a table saw so I can slid them on and not have to lift over the top, keeps the dust off pretty well.
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Old March 24, 2013, 02:20 PM   #2944
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Great thinking.
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:15 AM   #2945
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Here are a few more pictures, hopefully not as blurry as last time.




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Old April 2, 2013, 01:06 AM   #2946
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ALWAYS upgrading and updating!

I am NOT finished with the room, still working on it and it is a big task at hand… Walls need painted yet, shelves installed, LOTS of banners to hang and more & better lighting. The wood floor has yet to be put in etc... But here is a “idea” of what it will be like…
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Old April 2, 2013, 01:07 AM   #2947
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Old April 2, 2013, 01:12 AM   #2948
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Nice wall of inventory!
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Old April 2, 2013, 01:17 AM   #2949
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Not all mine, a friend of mine owns half the primers...
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Old April 2, 2013, 02:10 AM   #2950
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