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Old September 13, 2009, 02:49 PM   #1226
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I was thinking linoleum of some sort.

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Old September 13, 2009, 04:08 PM   #1227
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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.
Joking...with my luck I would loose a firearm part in the drain and have to chip up the floor.
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Old September 13, 2009, 05:33 PM   #1228
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The floor in post #1260 is 2 part epoxy paint. It has been there 8 years and I mop it all the time. Originally I used some anti-skid stuff called sharkskin (little particles mixed with the paint) or something, but that has worn smooth.
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Old September 13, 2009, 08:08 PM   #1229
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The floor in post #1260 is 2 part epoxy paint.
That's your answer. I do a lot of electrical work for a laboratory and all their floors, walls, and cielings are done with different flavors of epoxy paint. They can be pricey but sure are nice when maintenace is concerned. For the floor I would reccomend adding some type of grit as straight epoxy paint can get dangerously slippery when wet. Adding gravel or just paint chips (specifically for an additive to epoxy flooring) can be a great additive to the floor epoxy. Not only will it add grit but with the right colors it can come out looking beautiful. It will also probably last a lifetime as this stuff is a b#%ch to remove.
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Old September 14, 2009, 06:13 AM   #1230
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Hi.
In Spain i can buy some USīs powder: Alliant Red and Green Dot, some winchester, some vitahuvory, but generally I can buy Vectan Ba9 and Ba10 and a spanish green hunting powder similar to red dot to reload 9mm.
We only can buy some powders in oposite to you that can buy many, but we reload with we have it.
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Old September 14, 2009, 07:26 AM   #1231
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We only can buy some powders in oposite to you that can buy many, but we reload with we have it.
Though I can buy many powders, I use only a few. This hillbilly tends to shoot the same thing over and over.

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Old September 14, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1232
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There was a post in here that I can not seem to find again. It had a picture of a bench top that had grooved channels that a plastic slider sat into and you mounted your reloader too.
Do you know what post # it was?
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Old September 14, 2009, 10:38 PM   #1233
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You are probably referring to Rembrant.Post #255 and #858.His setup is awesome!Yep I'm green with envy.
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Old September 14, 2009, 10:44 PM   #1234
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Hey Fred, Here is a couple of different T-slots if this is what you are looking for.

80/20
Universal T-tracks

I'm in the process of gathering up the supplies to put my new bench together. I can't make up my mind if I want to go with t-slots or what.

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Old September 15, 2009, 01:27 AM   #1235
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I think that 80/20 would work better, but that stuff is pretty expensive...have you priced it yet? I think you may be better served by using typical wood framing if you have basic carpentry skills, or steel (preferably angle) if you know how to weld. 80/20 is good if you know how to operate a screwdriver and hacksaw.
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Old September 16, 2009, 08:18 AM   #1236
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I alraedy have a pick in here, but got a new to me Pacific DL 250 shotgun press. Just wanted to share. Some nice lookin set-ups uot there.
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Old September 16, 2009, 08:04 PM   #1237
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80/20 extrusion I used is 1"H X 2"W X 36"L. You can use an end cap which will keep all the t-nuts intact or remove it to slide accessories in from the end. Rail cost was about $40 and is available from MSC or directly from 80/20. The bench top was thick enough to allow routing a trough for flush mount, bolts come up from the bottom into t-nuts to secure rail to bench. Mounting plates are 1/2" thick PVC with counter bored holes to recess the bolt heads.
















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Old September 16, 2009, 08:44 PM   #1238
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Rembrandt thanks for the pics. This was what I was looking for. Thanks to all that helped.
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Old September 16, 2009, 09:33 PM   #1239
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Oh, didn't realize that the 80/20 was only for the slots...not that expensive in that case...but if one were to build an entire bench out of it, then the cost would skyrocket.
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Old September 17, 2009, 07:18 PM   #1240
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Hopefully one day I can have a setup like Rembrandt.

Just pulled the trigger on a Hornady L-N-L with case feeder and adding a bullet feeder later. I'll post pics once everything is set up.
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Old September 19, 2009, 10:19 AM   #1241
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Rembrandt,

Hows the durability of those PVC plates, especially the one with the Dillon mounted on it with an overhang? There must be some sort of flex that takes place? Also, how do you think that 80/20 track will hold up to constant sizing of cases from a single stage press such as the Rockchucker? I love the mobility that this stuff can produce but am just concerned about the strength of the aluminum holding up to that abuse.
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Old September 19, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1242
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Hows the durability of those PVC plates, especially the one with the Dillon mounted on it with an overhang? There must be some sort of flex that takes place? Also, how do you think that 80/20 track will hold up to constant sizing of cases from a single stage press such as the Rockchucker?
I prefer the PVC plates over wood because they're stronger, won't scratch the bench surface like steel or aluminum, and can be easily cut and drilled. No flex at all with the PVC. All plates are 1/2" except for 3/4" on the Dillon because of the added overhang....due to ceiling height limitations the Dillon strong mount couldn't be used.The mounting points are spread out for the adapter plates, flex is eliminated.

The 80/20 shows no stress or damage to the slots. The only flex that was noticeable, was in the bench top wood overhang....this was remedied by adding supports to the legs and top. Single stage presses work fine, no movement at all.

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Old September 19, 2009, 11:19 PM   #1243
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Question Hey Rembrant, where did you get your PVC plate at? Is that the same stuff as delrin?

Well I finally made up my mind what I'm gonna use, my 80/20 is suppose to be here Wednesday. Maybe one of these days I'll get around to building my bench.

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Old September 20, 2009, 09:03 AM   #1244
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....where did you get your PVC plate at? Is that the same stuff as delrin?
PVC can be had at any local plastics supplier or online. Delrin is not the same but would work just fine.
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Old September 20, 2009, 09:24 AM   #1245
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Rembrandt,

You did a hell of a good job with the use of the track! Very clean and functional. One last question, did you build that benchtop or did you purchase it somewhere? I'd like to change my top out to a solid block style. I currently have 3/4" plywood on top of 2x6's layed flat over the entire top. It's sturdy enough but just would like the looks of a solid block type top with similar thickness as yours. Problem being that I don't have a jointer and would struggle to get all those peices perfectly straight to glue together.

Nice job with your bench man, very inspirational.
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Old September 20, 2009, 09:36 AM   #1246
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.....did you build that benchtop or did you purchase it somewhere?

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Old September 20, 2009, 12:28 PM   #1247
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Mine has not changed much from this pic - about a year or two ago - just way more chaotic!

Only problem is - it is the other half of my office area and so - way too easy to be tempted sometimes to get off puter and go load some stuff!


Damn, I thought I had a lot of guns!
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Old September 20, 2009, 12:32 PM   #1248
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That's the dillon bench, shortly after it was built. 2 pieces of 3/4 inch plywood screwed and glued together, 2x4 frame is lag bolted to the wall. It's not that neat anymore!





You guys are all neat freaks. This is about normal for the mess I have on my main bench.



That's #3 bench, the lee chalanger doesn't get used much, nor does the 20ga. mec 600 jr. The lead pot is used occasionally. Powder storage is in another place, I don't have a pic of that.
OMG, you can reload ANYTHING with all that mess?????
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Old September 20, 2009, 03:26 PM   #1249
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Thanks Rembrandt, I'll look into that some more.

something vague - I looked around for a solid top for my bench, 8' x 3 - 3 1/2' x 3" thick, and found out right away that I can't afford anything that nice. Whew! Two hundred was the best price I found and the guy couldn't guarantee that he could still even get it.

The next idea I'll have to credit to my nephew, was to get rough cut lumber from a local sawmill. The widest stuff the mill had on hand that would work is going to be 21 inches wide x 8 ft x 3 inches. He is cutting me 2 pieces for $30 a piece of white oak heart-cut and I'm going to carry it to a cabinet shop to get it finished. We just moved into our new house and I'm using the same guy that done our cabinets and the way he was talking it might not cost anything to get those 2 pieces finished. I hope I hope.

You might check into that?

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Old September 20, 2009, 04:38 PM   #1250
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Where did you get the L bracket used to reinforce the bench overhang?

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