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Old November 23, 2011, 07:21 PM   #2326
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Very nice. That white pegboard brightens things up quite a bit. You have enough table top that you can have several projects going at the same time.
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Old November 23, 2011, 07:29 PM   #2327
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Nice looking. Lots of room to add equipment in the future.
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Old November 24, 2011, 12:36 PM   #2328
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My gun area...

I don't have any pictures of my first attempt at a loading bench. This is a bench I bought from Harbor Freight Tools and built a hutch on top to match it...



Another shot, showing more of the work area...


Another shot showing a bit more...



I built another bench and hutch to match the first one and installed a safe in one side...



I built the new hutch double deep in order to take advantage of space available...


Here's a full view, showing an added PC and TV...


Some fairly big changes... I built new doors for the cabinets, veneered the rest of the front of the workbench, built a new bookcase for the left side... consolidated the TV and PC...


Finally got around to replacing the old pegboard and border...


Another angle...


I used the drawer from the workbench that had to be removed to make way for the presses, by cutting it down and fitting it into the hutch...


A towelholder I built in the same style as the bench... ;-)


Also made a turret holder for the Lee turret press...


The scales area of the bench...


Here's some detail of the pegboard. The screw covers are the cut down backs of .45ACP shells...


Added a few old metal signs...
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Old November 24, 2011, 12:59 PM   #2329
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Continued... Almost done... promise!!!

FINALLY found a decent bracket for the magnifier to get rid of that bulky base that kept tipping over. Even hit the floor and blew a fuse once...


Built these shelves up in the rafters to hold a nice old pair of Advent bookshelf speakers...



I've got a decent receiver and CD player down there and it sounds sweet. The speakers also work with the TV and the PC...


Here's a shot of the new workbench that's adjacent to the gun room area...


This is my Dakota gun safe that's right behind the loading bench...


Friends are always giving me gun related stuff. Like a gun shaped bottle full of tequila... That now holds brass shells...


And lastly... (sorry for the abundance of pics...) A full view of the loading bench. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to each...
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Old November 24, 2011, 01:02 PM   #2330
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Very nice.
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Old November 24, 2011, 02:51 PM   #2331
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...now get them bullets reloaded!!
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Old November 24, 2011, 09:07 PM   #2332
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Get them bullets reloaded??? Don't have time, what with all the carpentry work and all...
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Old November 28, 2011, 11:16 AM   #2333
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'Git er Done'. my motto for anything craftwise

HI< I wouldnt want to take away from the labors of love many of you have put in. But if there are any other 'Git er Done' types here's mine to encourage you. There are actually 4 presses represented here, as well as my casting pot. One more press a Lee but not set up. The base is a old and very heavy table saw. Yes I did drill thru it, so what. If I ever want to use it a few holes dont matter. Like it?

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Old November 29, 2011, 01:41 PM   #2334
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Yes I did drill thru it, so what. If I ever want to use it a few holes dont matter. Like it?
As long as it has enough weight (so it doesn't flop over on you when FL sizing) I don't see a thing wrong with it. Great way to make the most of your space if you have a tablesaw that doesn't see much use, but you want to keep around for a spare or infrequent projects.

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Old November 29, 2011, 11:15 PM   #2335
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A little progress
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:49 PM   #2336
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I was impatient waiting to build my garage so...


It's working out great so far and I am mobile if I ever need to be "onsite".
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2337
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kreidel,

What are you using to hold your pick-up tubes?

I like the mobile shop!
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Old November 30, 2011, 11:43 PM   #2338
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1" PVC coupling and cap
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Old December 1, 2011, 12:50 AM   #2339
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Now that is hardcore reloading at it's finest! I hope you have a tongue lock on that trailer, or some unscroupulous newbie loader might need it....
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Old December 1, 2011, 01:21 AM   #2340
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Check out Post #2206 on page 15,
and Post #2261 onpage 16.

Let me know if you need more info or more pictures.

Otherwise - look almost exactly like trailer I started with.

5X10 with side door, rear ramp, 6" extra lights, and more.

Everybody loves my trailer. I just added a flat screen TV inside on a swivelmount so it can be viewed inside or out.
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Old December 1, 2011, 05:59 PM   #2341
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i'm digging the kitty litter scoop on the wall on the right...
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Old December 3, 2011, 12:08 AM   #2342
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Apartment Living

Reloading in an apartment in the city is a drag but I just have to make do...
I don't often make a mistake, I have another set of eyes watching me!
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Old December 3, 2011, 09:52 PM   #2343
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Almost Moved In.

Getting organized a little more, happiness is fress brass drying from the cleaner.
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Old December 3, 2011, 11:06 PM   #2344
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Runninshu, where did you get your little patches of "lawn" (drying racks)? Looks like a novel idea!

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Old December 4, 2011, 09:21 PM   #2345
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I live in a 850 sq foot apartment that I have to share with my wife, so I needed a more compact solution than some of those I saw here. I had a guy build me a custom work bench and I've got it all kitted out now. I'm loving it!



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Old December 5, 2011, 08:14 AM   #2346
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"Grass" racks.

The wife found the lawn looking brass racks at "Beds, Bath, and Beyond" a local kitchen supply store. The grass looking piece is a hard plastic like a cutting board and the white plastic drip tray is quite sturdy. The brass just slips over the blades and drys overnight (the whole thing is dish washer safe).
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Old December 5, 2011, 12:35 PM   #2347
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Thanks for the information, Runninshu. I'll have to look into picking up a few for myself. How often do you have to fertilize and water?
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Old December 5, 2011, 09:47 PM   #2348
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(the whole thing is dish washer safe).

But are 'you' after using the dishwasher? lol
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Old December 7, 2011, 09:28 PM   #2349
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Semi-Portable Press.

I have to spend a week at the inlaws over the holidays so I made a heavy base press stand in hopes of taking my reloading on the road. Press and stand weigh in at 44 lbs and is extremely stable. The base metal is piece of a D-7 Dozer cutting blade.
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Old December 7, 2011, 10:04 PM   #2350
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Runninshu - very nice.

Don't know if I've posted this or not but I used some Dillon Strong Mounts with some 5/16" plate and made my portable set up. I made accomodations to bolt it to a bench with trough holes in the base.

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