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Old August 21, 2009, 02:10 PM   #1201
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Here's my new bench in the new apartment

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and a target shot with 100 rounds at 21 feet with my G26
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Old August 22, 2009, 11:29 AM   #1202
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I need to get me one of those zombie targets!
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Old August 22, 2009, 12:27 PM   #1203
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This is a knock off from someone else's bench I saw on a forum recently.

It's small, simple, and useful. I can move it all around the house and load in the basement, on the kitchen table (where the picture was taken) my tailgate at the range, or a buddies house. One thing I like about it is, I only have the gear and components I need at my fingertips with the bench, Everything else is in separate storage. Keeps it clean and simple.

I tossed together in about an hour with a 1/4 sheet of plywood I had laying around:



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Old August 22, 2009, 11:23 PM   #1204
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That is pretty nice being able to reload anywhere. Does it move around when you use the press?
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Old August 23, 2009, 11:01 AM   #1205
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The stand itself doesn't flex or bend when using the press. The entire stand is prone to move a little (for example, on the kitchen table when there's a table cloth) but I quickly figured out when and where to support the bench depending on the surface to keep it from happening. Within 100 rounds, it was a non-issue.

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Old August 25, 2009, 08:54 PM   #1206
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Here are some pictures of my bench. I had to buy the safe when my wife said no more "toys" until I got one so I made sure it was big enough to hold one or two more...

The room is in my basement, I got the chance to do the remodel when the Waterbed in it leaked and I discovered that the idiot (I mean previous home owner) had put in a open drain behind the wall board. Imagine my surprise when I found a weep holes cut into the wall above the floor so water could drain down it and to a sump. My first try at fixing it went bust since the water managed to push through 3 coats of dry lock. Which ruin the first set of walls and flooring...

Called a dry basement contractor and had them do it the right way and haven't looked backed. The cabinets are unfinished cabinets available at Lowe's (Had to buy them their since I work for them...) Once they were in place I order a counter top from then and put it in. My only regret on the whole setup is the low ceiling but I can't do much about that. I still debating on if I have enough room to get the case feeder.


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Old August 25, 2009, 09:47 PM   #1207
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Drizzico: We going to see you at the BUG match this weekend? And what is this I hear about a Brown Bess?
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Old August 26, 2009, 12:09 AM   #1208
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Updated pictures with equipment.


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Old August 26, 2009, 01:22 AM   #1209
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Ianmtx, I dig the mini fridge.
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Old August 26, 2009, 05:07 AM   #1210
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There is a good possibility that I will be there depends on if I can get the tire off my riding lawn mower and get the flat fixed so I can mow. (Otherwise I will need to use the self propelled lawn mower)

Barry spotted it at the Aisle Pawn and Gun store (more guns than Pawn...) and I couldn't pass it up. It is a Pedersoli reproduction that they had a price of $875 on it marked it down to seven something and when I asked what there best price was he said $600 plus tax and I said wrap it up... Now I just need to find some 75 caliber ball for it...

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Old August 26, 2009, 05:20 AM   #1211
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I hope to see you there. I think you need to put on another 4Runner. I have .44 Special if you need it.

As for the musket, I think a mold is the way to go.

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Old August 26, 2009, 10:28 AM   #1212
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My Bench

My bench is a desk I got from one of our tenants that moved out. The shelf area above would close if my wife's stuffed animals had not made it home.
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Old September 10, 2009, 07:58 PM   #1213
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Ok I have just started the reloading thing about 4 months ago so here is my cheapo setup for now. As you might see I have some insulating to do to my little 12x24 aluminum building but it works for now. I hope these come through.
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Old September 10, 2009, 08:44 PM   #1214
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my benches

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Old September 11, 2009, 02:59 AM   #1215
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Hello everyone.
Here you have a couple of pictures with the new modifications I've done to my reloading bench.
Greetings from Spain
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Old September 11, 2009, 05:10 PM   #1216
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What powders do you get in Spain...
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Old September 12, 2009, 02:56 PM   #1217
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Note to bench builders - 3" deck screws are great for fastening the bench to the wall. No matter how sturdy your bench is, this will make it sturdier to load, particularly rifle rounds on a progressive press.

Dig the enthusiasm of this thread and am glad to see it still going strong.

Also, home recycling centers are a great source for cheap cabinets to hang on the wall for storage. I found a garage worth's of upper cabinets for $70. Two of them are used for my reloading habit, and I need to go find more. Gave me more time for reloading as opposed to building reloading storage.

I did build my own bench and fastened it to the wall as mentioned. Works great, without being fixed to the wall it just would be the same. This coming from a guy who spent fabricated his first several thousand rounds at the kitchen table.
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Old September 12, 2009, 03:12 PM   #1218
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I can second the deck screws, it helps all of your free-standing shelves and benches (not just for the reloading bench). I am also happy to see the thread going strong...gives me new ideas for improvements.
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Old September 12, 2009, 03:27 PM   #1219
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I messed up trying to post pics of my mini bench.

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Old September 12, 2009, 08:20 PM   #1220
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bench



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built out of solid core birch doors, slotboard on walls
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Old September 12, 2009, 11:58 PM   #1221
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Well my loading room I posted back on pg 37 flooded last weekend and I had to pull the wood floor out and throw it all away. Does anybody have any suggestions for a new floor?
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Old September 13, 2009, 01:31 AM   #1222
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Does anybody have any suggestions for a new floor?
A built up floor with drains by your bench...it will divert the flood waters, and you will never have to sweep up those pesky primers again.
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Old September 13, 2009, 10:22 AM   #1223
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What, and let all those primers just roll over to the drain? That can't be a good idea. The drain for flood water is ok but to let primers roll into the drain is just asking for trouble.
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Old September 13, 2009, 01:21 PM   #1224
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Besides, some recycling centers will let you recycle the brass from the primers!
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Old September 13, 2009, 02:26 PM   #1225
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I was thinking of doing an epoxy floor, the benches sit on 6" stainles legs and if I epoxy the floor I hope it would be eisier to sweep and then If another pipe breaks I wont have to move the benches and pull out another wood floor. Has anybody ever tried the epoxy?
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