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Old December 27, 2010, 04:33 PM   #1676
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Posted above:

"Sacrilege! Say something like this on the wrong reloading site and you would be getting more than a lump of coal in your stocking. Guido Claus and his Goombahs would be paying you a visit w/ a "special present" you couldn't refuse."

Wow! An invite like that sounds too tempting not to take advantage of. Let me know the referenced "wrong reloading site" and I'll be there with sleigh bells all agingle. As to the old Follywood tools, the Sr; it's about the right size and weight for bookends and doorstops, as noted. But the Universal l(ugh) is even less appealing. We had a couple in our old shop before cleaning out and junking a bunch of such stuff. They are too big, ugly and heavy even for doorstops but, come to think of it, may provide some redemptive service as boat anchors. Which goes to show that even scrap iron can be put to good use if you use some imagination.

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Old December 27, 2010, 04:52 PM   #1677
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I'll give you $10 for the bookend.
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Old December 27, 2010, 05:09 PM   #1678
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Posted above:

"I'll give you $10 for the bookend."

Thanks for kind offer, but that's what I paid for it.
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Old December 27, 2010, 07:30 PM   #1679
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I'll buy any and all Hollywood pieces/parts from you for a decent price of your choosing.
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Old December 28, 2010, 10:40 AM   #1680
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Part of it.

The rest of it.


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Old December 29, 2010, 12:13 AM   #1681
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I just finished up with assembling and installing all of my components on my bench. I built the bench myself out of wood from Home Depot...Stained it, applied tunge oil and painted it. Got my Rock Chucker kit in today. What do you think for a rookie guys?

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Old December 29, 2010, 12:33 AM   #1682
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Looks good. I bet it will expand over the years
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:39 AM   #1683
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The green stuff looks good, sappnasty. You won't be breaking any speed records with a single stage, but it'll give you a great foundation for the best accuracy and is the best platform for starting out on IMO.

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Old December 29, 2010, 12:43 AM   #1684
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Thanks guys....I figure start safe, start small and start slow - The rest will come with time and experience!
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Old December 29, 2010, 02:07 AM   #1685
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Sounds like a good plan. Even if you end up with a big progressive operation I bet that Rock Chucker will still see a bit of use.
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Old December 29, 2010, 04:20 AM   #1686
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Hear, hear...

Even though I have and use a LnL AP, I just picked up a second Rock Chucker that I couldn't pass up for the right price.

Great for using on small batches, test loads, forming...
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Old December 29, 2010, 02:50 PM   #1687
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After looking at some of these pictures I have my head hung LOW. I have been reloading for forty years and I have nothing to compare to what some here have. The other problem is that I have too many hobbies and have to share the space.

I do have four presses (one a Rock Chucker), nice cabinets, a nice bench, and more. Maybe I will post a picture next time I have everything out.

You guys are an inspiration....or you shame me....one of the other. :-)
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Old December 29, 2010, 05:13 PM   #1688
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Nice job Mr. Sappnasty. Send a photo to RCBS, I'm sure they will enjoy seeing your neat arrangement and may send you a nice surprise. The folks at RCBS are good folks.
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Old December 29, 2010, 10:34 PM   #1689
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My Bench, a Year Old Now

I finished putting this all together right at a year ago, but just now getting to some photos. This started life as a sad, used, slightly rusty black-painted workbench I got off craigslist. I installed smooth bearing-style slides on the drawers, cut out and wired boxes & conduit for an outlet and overhead light switch, hung a twin-tube fixture with some shelf brackets, and finally put that HVLP spray gun to use and covered in some bright, shiny red enamel.

Note the powder scale is at eye level, and a couple of speakers on the sides for chillin' with some Shuffle from the iPod. I have a small shop vac and compressed air tank on the right side to keep it cleaned up (most of the time).

Some colored tape helps me keep the dies sorted, as well as the large and small primer parts. The little white tubs are old gum containers, and have a both "sprinkle" and "pour" doors, for filling and emptying primers.

The LNL press has a few mods as well. I got the ergonomic roller-handle off flea-bay (it works VERY nice), wired up a flexible LED worklight, and cut off the shell feeder mounting area to make room for my bullets and brass. There's also a small plastic box with a trap door that's hose-clamped to the primer discharge tube to catch the spent primers.

Next time, I'll show you the Black Hole of Calcutta, the area in the garage where I torture tumble brass on a rickety plywood table.
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Old December 30, 2010, 12:29 AM   #1690
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What a cool bench! Looks awesome man....I like the die holders
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Old December 31, 2010, 12:05 AM   #1691
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my new to me dillon 550B

Dillon 550B that I just got set up today. Bought it off a buddy that moved to a 650.

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Old January 1, 2011, 08:27 PM   #1692
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Wow! Here's my modest work in progress. Just started reloading about 10 months ago...

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Old January 2, 2011, 02:24 PM   #1693
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My Bench

Not as impressive as some of the others, but it works for what I do.

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Old January 2, 2011, 02:29 PM   #1694
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I do love those ammo crates!!
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Old January 2, 2011, 04:47 PM   #1695
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my bench

Here are some pics of my cave. Oak benches.
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Old January 2, 2011, 07:49 PM   #1696
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Thumbs up Humbling experience...

I must agree with "hans471" and say that I am humbled by the elaborate and extensive reloading benches posted here. I think I have the same problem that "hans471" has... too many hobbies...! I've been reloading for over 35 years and still use an old single-stage RCBS Rockchucker press and a rotary tumbler. Both have served me well and still are doing so, for that matter...


The black bins hung on the wall above are for sorting fired casings. All powders and primers are stored in the white metal cabinet. I can still produce enough rounds to to keep all my rifles and pistols happy (along with their owner)...!
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Old January 2, 2011, 09:44 PM   #1697
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Got a desk on sale at Office Depot. Mounted the press on top of a 6x6 with 6" wood bolts and have the back of the desk screwed into wall studs...shouldn't go anywhere...
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Old January 2, 2011, 11:00 PM   #1698
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I finally got my Dillon 550B out of the box and setup after 14 years!

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Old January 3, 2011, 06:12 PM   #1699
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thought i would wait til i actually reloaded some rounds before i posted mine. as simple a table as you can build but it is sturdy and gets the job done.
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Old January 4, 2011, 04:55 PM   #1700
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