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I See I Made A Mistake

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by red rick, Apr 15, 2013.

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  1. red rick

    red rick Member

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    I am just getting into reloading. I am getting a little bit of equipment at a time as it comes back in stock. Now I am running out of room in the house and had stuff laying in the floor. So I made a bookcase to put things in, but I see I made it to small because I still have stuff on backorder.
     

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  2. Outlaw714

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    Looks good. It dosen't take long and you will need another one. I just built an 8 ft bench with three shelves. Filled it up fairly quickly.
     
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    Nice job with the bookcase but I think you are goig to need a bigger box. :)

    Eventually that may hold your dies.

    Ron
     
  4. PhotoBiker

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    I can't tell the width or thickness of those shelves, but be careful with too long an unsupported extension. There are some very heavy things you will be accumulating (like boxes of lead bullets) that will stress them out.
     
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    You will be getting close to the magic utopia when you build a reloading garage to hold all the necessary things you have acquired. If you don't believe me today revisit this thread in about 10 years or so.:D
     
  6. splattergun

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    Not a mistake...

    just a beginning. Build another one just like it when you need more room, then you can span them with a worktop as long as you need. I foresee a very expandable system in your future.
     
  7. James2

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    Ya, it tends to grow. When you find yourself reloading for several calibers of both rifle and pistol, it takes some space to store brass, tools, components and loaded ammo. Nice shelves. Enjoy!
     
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    Just build another one when that one is full.
     
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    That's a nice looking piece of furniture!

    I made a nice 3x8 table for reloading. Nice table, want more space though. I've taken over one of the rooms downstairs now.
     
  10. Rodfac

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    Yep....gunna need more room...it's a never ending cycle. I started 50+ years ago, built benches as we moved from house to house but never had enuf room. Finally, after I retired, I built a dedicated gun room...here's the before and after pics. Twin Dillon 450B's to the left for small and large pistol work (don't like changing out that primer feed when changing calibers). The empty bench is for sorting, and powder work; to the right a pair of dedicated rifle presses, one a single stage Herter's from 1962, and on the right, a Herrell's turret. Twin safe's complete that portion of the room. There are two add'l benches for case prep and shotgun loading back where I'm taking the pic from. With all that, I'd really like some additional cabinet storage!!! It just never ends...Best Regards, Rod

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    That's a nice gun/reloading room. I wish I had the space to do that!
     
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    You did a great job building the book shelf, it looks really nice
     
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    No matter how big you build it---it aint never gonna be big enough!!!!!!!
     
  14. Fire_Moose

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    You didn't even use the top shelf of that book case!

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
     
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    Oh, and odds are you'll want those manuals higher up. And those boxes will prolly get moves to the top shelf of a closet somewhere.

    Sent from my CZ85 Combat
     
  16. returningfire

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    Yep, OP, you are gonna need more room.
     
  17. Hilljun

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    Nice Bench

    Looks good. I am going to have to figure out how to post pics so I can show mine off. Although after seeing some of these I may not want to. I built shelves to go on top of my safe. Gets stuff out of reach for little ones and use's some wasted space. The ceilings the limit and vaulted ceilings rule.
     
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    That will be fine for storing your Pistol Stuff. Then build one for the rifle stuff. That might suffice, unless you ever go to a skeet range and then your are done for. My pistol and rifle reloading presses are dwarfed by the four gauges in shotgun and the wads/shot/powder required for shotgun reloading.
     
  19. Hilljun

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    Building Furniture

    Better be careful building stuff that nice. Someone will put you to building furniture instead of reloading.
     
  20. red rick

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    Rodfac that's a nice reloading setup. I wish that I had that much room.

    Thanks for all the good comments ya'll.
     
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    GREAT JOB! when you build your next set, put some shelves in around 8" apart. screw the shelve to the back wall for support. a 1x2 all the way across the back screwed and glued to the back will also increase the load capacity. making a channel into the side of the uprights on each side for the shelf to set into will increase the load capacity also (I do not know wood working terminology). and do not make them to deep. done that way they will hold an amazing amount of weight before failing. mine are filled with loaded ammo and bullets waiting to be loaded. it is a good thing they are setting on concrete.
     
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    I have been loading for 25+ years and I am up to a 10X12 room. If I don't add anymore guns, calibers or safes I will be good. I have found an 8 ft ceiling is somewhat confining however.
     
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