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Old April 21, 2008, 08:40 PM   #501
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Here is mine after adding shelves and casters. Still need to clean it up a bit. I store powder and primers on a separate shelf while not using them - that whole, "What powder did I leave in the measure 2 weeks ago?" thing. Still pretty new at this.

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This is a close up of the metal "poster" that my wife brought home from a garage sale once. Still makes me smile knowing she thought enough to do that. I think just about the only commonly used cartridge today on that poster is the 45-70 and the 22 LR. I haven't seen 90% of the cartridges pictured. Things change.

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I am planning to make some drawers and perhaps doors in the front of the bench this summer. This should be a good excuse to figure out how to use that dovetail jig I picked up a couple years ago.

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Old April 22, 2008, 10:14 AM   #502
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Posted this elsewhere.
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Old April 22, 2008, 01:32 PM   #503
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Dang! They resurrected that thread FOUR YEARS after it was done! I'm surprised most of the pictures and links worked. Kudos!

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Old April 22, 2008, 02:35 PM   #504
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Here my bench I’m a new reloader so I don’t have a lot of stuff but I can put it all in a box.



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Old April 22, 2008, 04:47 PM   #505
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I started out on a Lee hand press. Still have it.
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Old April 23, 2008, 02:19 AM   #506
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Mike6161, You got a 5-10 scale too?
Swweet!!!! I started reloading on that scale and I still use it today. It will always have a special place on my bench. So when I see another one, I smile.
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Old April 23, 2008, 10:27 AM   #507
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I got it from my dad he used it for many years and then gave it to me. I love it its a greats scale.
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Old April 30, 2008, 05:04 AM   #508
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Old May 2, 2008, 12:04 PM   #509
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Hello High Road,

I still haven't put shots up of my bench and what's fair is fair. So here is my humble cave. It's about as clean as I can make it but this is how I clean up after every load session.

1st pic is of the bench looking down the line. 10' of wood, and 4 presses.
1 x 650 for 9mm, 1 x 650 for 45acp.
My Bench 008.jpg


2nd Pic is Brass prep area.
My Bench 010.jpg

3rd Pic is my Main load area - Rifles, and some Hand guns.
My Bench 005.jpg

4th pic is where I keep my Dies, Beam scale, powder throw, hand primer, and measuring tools and other various gadgets, whips, chains and yo-yo's.
My Bench 007.jpg

5th pic is when I really need to wind down, I'll load about 10 - 20 rounds doing this method. Any more starts the aggro factor all over again.
My Bench 012.jpg

I have another bench behind me where I keep my Tumbler (I use an old Midway model 1292, I think. a bit old and small but it still works). I also store my bullets and powders there, too but we all know what that stuff looks like. My primers are kept in a safe box below my main load area but I try not to keep more than 2,000 on hand at any given time due to my own paranoid reasons.

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Old May 2, 2008, 03:02 PM   #510
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Man! what I would give to have hair like that.
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Old May 14, 2008, 07:22 AM   #511
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Old May 18, 2008, 08:26 AM   #512
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Wow, I've been lurking on this thred for months. I'll try to get a pic of my little bench on here soon.
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Old May 18, 2008, 08:35 AM   #513
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Welcome gloriavoxdei. Good to have you here & look forward to the bench picture..........Creeker
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Old June 1, 2008, 08:45 PM   #514
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Yea, I get to join!
No where near as fancy as most of you guys, heck I still need to get a few more items (like powder and primers ) before I'm ready to roll, but I just tumbled and resized/decapped my very first batch of .38 special

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Old June 2, 2008, 12:48 AM   #515
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A few things I didn't include in the first round of pics for my reloading area.

Here's my casting table



Work area for finishing up the boolits, ingots, moulds, etc.



Reloading bench and corner of the shop.



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Old June 2, 2008, 11:25 AM   #516
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Jeff,
That's a darn nice set-up! Is it important to have your casting area in a well ventilated area?

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Old June 3, 2008, 12:35 AM   #517
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Here's mine

Here's my humble setup in the garage. Just got everything a few weeks ago and made my first batch of .38's
I am very happy with the LCT press and highly recommend it!



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Old June 3, 2008, 01:01 AM   #518
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That's a darn nice set-up! Is it important to have your casting area in a well ventilated area?

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Bob,

Thanks. What's not shown in the picture is to the left of the casting table is the air-conditioning unit, plus a pedestal fan that sits behind me and to the left.

To the right (also out of the picture) is the door. Most of my casting is done at night when it's cooler. I open the door a bit, and sit a "turbo" fan pointing outward to pull any fumes/smoke from the flux from the casting furnace to the outside.

I do all my smelting on the back covered deck of the house in the open.

I also double my Vitamin C intake a day or so before I cast/smelt, and for several days afterward.

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Old June 3, 2008, 01:23 AM   #519
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My fairly new setup:






This is all I currently load:
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Old June 3, 2008, 04:28 PM   #520
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Looks nice brighamr.......Creeker
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Old June 3, 2008, 09:48 PM   #521
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My loading bench that I built from scraps of an entertainment center that had been thrown away with a couple of new boards stained to match. It is in it's new location. My wife graciously let me have my older sons room when he moved out. Lucky me.
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Old June 3, 2008, 10:09 PM   #522
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here is mine with my L-N-L
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That and the skinny pedal on the right likes touching the carpet!!!!
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Old June 4, 2008, 12:31 AM   #523
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5th pic is when I really need to wind down, I'll load about 10 - 20 rounds doing this method. Any more starts the aggro factor all over again.
Learned something new tonight: When using a Lee Loader, put carpet under a 2x4 instead of banging on the bench top.....nice.
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Old June 4, 2008, 01:09 AM   #524
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Hey Firefly,
Yeah, I put a couple of shop rags down or I'll just lay the 2x4 across my lap and load that way. I shaved the powder dipper for this 38 spcl kit down to load an easy 3.0 gr of Bullseye by shaking it leveled off for 158 gr LSWC projos. It performs flawlessly. I really enjoy using these old school tools. Especially listening to some good ole Merle Haggard. It takes me back to a time when I was a boy and I was learning all about shooting, handloading, and all that goes with it. You know, that quality time with Dad showing you how to be a man.

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Old June 4, 2008, 01:28 AM   #525
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Old Merle, gotta have Kern River & Mama tried in that collection somewhere.
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