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Old June 29, 2014, 08:19 PM   #3426
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Here is my bench I enjoy reloading almost as much as shooting uploadfromtaptalk1404083973167.jpg
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Old June 29, 2014, 11:34 PM   #3427
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I just registered and cannot find any link anywhere to post a new post, can you help me, please? Ray Traverr
Go back to the Forum page Handloading and Reloading at the top left of this thread, There will be a new thread button on the forum page.
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Old July 10, 2014, 11:07 PM   #3428
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My new reloading room

After server years I think I have it the way I want it. This is my first try at posting pictures. Two Dillon 550B's, Lyman turret and Lyman Orange Crusher presses. Lots of storage space thanks to mom getting a new kitchen. Benches are 40 inches tall and 30 inches deep and 3 inches thick and rock solid. I put Linoleum on the floor and all the work surfaces except the cleaning station which I left with Formica. I want to change the lighting around yet Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Old July 10, 2014, 11:20 PM   #3429
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Very Nice, look like room for more presses too!
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Old July 10, 2014, 11:29 PM   #3430
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Thanks for the comment but with the Dillon presses all I need is more conversation kits. I have 10 kits so far and hope to add a couple more since I have the room the way I want it. I have my ultra sonic cleaner down in the storage room to make it easy to change the water. Now I hope to have more time to shoot and reload since I retired the first of the year.
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Old July 11, 2014, 11:33 AM   #3431
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Charlie,
Very well done. I'm right with you regarding conversion kits. I have several for my 650 and 550. The quick changes are pretty slick.

I'm in process for several new benches in my new reloading area....plan to have some shelving made to accommodate easy reaching for the quick changes.

Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your retirement too!

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Old July 16, 2014, 02:22 PM   #3432
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Finally moved out of my apartment and into a house, so I got to take my press off the kitchen table and make a proper bench for it. I bought some aluminum T-slot square tubing in hopes of being able to slide the presses around and out if the way if I needed the space for other projects. I still need to build some overhead shelves for the top of it but I think it came out nice. 2 sheets of 3/4 ply on top of 2x4 supports. Whole thing is lagged into the wall studs so hopefully it is not going anywhere
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Old July 17, 2014, 12:04 PM   #3433
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Genebofunk,

Very nice job. I cant say I've ever seen that aluminum t-slot tube before. Let us know how it works out for you.
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Old July 19, 2014, 07:37 PM   #3434
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Thanks here's a pic with 2 presses mounted. Gotta make some shelving system above and a bench shelf below and it will be almost done. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1405809467.090801.jpg
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Old July 19, 2014, 08:29 PM   #3435
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Genebofunk,

I'm really interested in this system. Do you have any pictures of the bottom of those press bases. I'm guessing you counter sunk the press mounting hardware?
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Old July 19, 2014, 08:36 PM   #3436
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Excellent looking bench and being able to configure it with those extruded aluminum t-slots for your work flow looks like a winner!!
great job!
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Old July 19, 2014, 10:24 PM   #3437
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Nice Benches

You guys have some real nice stuff. I would add a pic as well, but i have no equipment, still trying to find stuff I can afford.
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Old July 20, 2014, 03:02 AM   #3438
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Here is another approach using t-track. I posted this in 2011.

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Old July 20, 2014, 10:46 AM   #3439
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@ LouisianaJoe - I like your track system and it would be perfect for my new reloading bench. I would appreciate it if you could advise me where to get the necessary hardware. Thanks… Sabe
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Old July 20, 2014, 04:47 PM   #3440
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I ended up using that larger extruded t slot because it was left over from a job I had. I did look at the t track you see in woodworkers stores but I wasn't sure how rigid it would be with that lock n load press using all 5 stations at once. How rigid is yours?
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Old July 21, 2014, 01:49 AM   #3441
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I have been using my setup since 2009 with no problems. I only reload up to 30-06 so I do not know how it will do with large magnum rifle rounds. I have no problem loading the .460 S&W Mag. I used 2 3/4" MDF layers for the top and used wood screws to attach the T-Track. You could use a tapered sheet metal screw and attach using nuts on the bottom of the top. The hole spacing in the T-Track from Rockler is 4".

I bought all of my T-Track from Rockler.com. Sign up for their email list. They have a lot of sales and I bought all of my T-Track stuff (including some that I have not used yet) on sale.

One thing that I did do was use a router to make the dados for the T-Track before I attached the table top. If you are going to put a laminated surface on the table top, allow for the thickness if your want the T-Track flush with the top. I did not do that so the laminate is a little higher than the T-Track.
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Old July 23, 2014, 06:21 PM   #3442
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my reloading setup

Hi all,
Not much space in my garage for a reloading bench.
Mines compact compared to many I've seen and what I'd like but it works for the boys and I.
Now if I did it right there should be a pic of my bench below.... gimor
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Old July 23, 2014, 10:40 PM   #3443
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Very nice gimor. I started in my garage also. C_clamped my rock crusher to bench when it was time to reload. Looks like your way ahead of that with that press mount.
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Old July 23, 2014, 11:05 PM   #3444
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Well... I skipped past when mine was c-clamped to the puter table. <BFG>
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Old September 25, 2014, 02:32 AM   #3445
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Old September 25, 2014, 10:58 AM   #3446
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An updated picture of mine with a little more "experience".
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Old September 25, 2014, 11:09 AM   #3447
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Still work in progress
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Old September 25, 2014, 12:00 PM   #3448
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Still a work in progress. The real endeavor for me was not the bench or reloading area so much as it was the building. I bought a 12x20 assembled building and had it delivered. A true 2x4 16" on-center studded structure with a metal roof. I then finished the interior myself, including all wiring and insulation - passed all inspections. It is insulated better than my house. A small thermostat controlled 5000btu window AC that I leave on all the time (runs only when it has to), but I lower the temp some when I am working. In the winter, an electric oil-filled radiator set to the lowest value (600w) keeps it 25 degrees above ambient, I have it connected to a thermostat set at 50 when I am not around. The reloading bench is a Harbor Freight workbench - $130 on sale. You can probably guess my other hobby.

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Old September 25, 2014, 10:08 PM   #3449
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Metallic reloading and case prep


Primer/powder storage


Shotshell loading/ gun cleaning


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Old September 26, 2014, 02:06 PM   #3450
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These all look great... see what a little "bump" does for this thread??? I wish it was STILL A STICKY!!!!!
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