Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Olympus, Mar 15, 2021.
I reduced the measurements down to 48-inches wide x 27-inches deep x 36-inches tall.
The bench is very sturdy (it is also mobile with a system of hinges and wheels) and the design uses mostly face joints, eliminating the need for screwing into the end grain in the critical strength joints. I made the bench when I first started woodworking. I covered all the screw heads with spackle and painted it to match my Craftsman tool box. If I had to do it over again, I would rip the curved edges off the of the 2x4’s and glue the 2x4s together. At the time all I had was a chop saw…
APP is highly recommended. Fiddly to set up but fast and produces concentric cartridges . it's fiddly. I mostly decap on it but have completed cartridges on it, also sized bullets and done some heavy duty "resizing " on it too.
-i got the chair from the side of the road and it even had hearts drawn all over it, that saved me time making it pretty!
Wheels- free from old tool cart.
This is my metallic reloading setup. It has it's own (very) small table; it used to be a microwave stand.
My MEC is clamped to the table with C-clamps because it is also my gunsmithing table. Behind me are my hulls in totes like in the pic below, I store wads in the red tote in the lower left corner here, it's an old dog food rolling container. You can see where I store my flats, I need to find more space for them. That is my last box of 209's so once they are gone, I'll be done loading shells for a while. One more view:
OK, I admit, just wanted to show of my 16 ga. Sauer. Here you can see the wads (Downrange DRXL1 1/8 in this case) in the rolling bin under the AA's . The steel cabinet top middle is where I store primers, bullets, and brass that will not be worked for a while and odd brass.
It uses countertop material which I cannot recommend enough. Add a piece of 3/4" plywood to the underside and bolt it to a frame of your liking.
Is that a Uniflow hiding under a golf club cover ?
I don't have a reloading bench or a reloading room, I have reloading stools I can take anywhere with little effort. I store my supplies in a store room - along with various woodworking and metalworking projects, tumblers, books, gun safes, ammo cabinets, drill stands and presses, jeweler's lathe, rolling tool carts, powder cabinet, projectiles and cases in individually-labeled boxes... etc. When I want to reload, I bring out the supplies and perform one operation, start-to-finish, on a batch (decap, size, and prime are separate operations but charge, seat-crimp and box are one operation). On the left is the Lee APP and on the right is my single-stage RCBS Partner. Behind are a pair of 45-long gun safes.
In nice weather I will sit on the front porch and perform an operation that humidity won't harm - decap and resize, for example - but charging and seating-crimping are always done in the A/C.
I made my setup to mount in my vise. The vise raises the press to a comfortable height for me and the whole setup is very rigid.
If I’m not reloading I can just move the whole thing out of the way.
Beware The Lay-Z-Boy Dimension (a.k.a. cushions) where all things fall and no thing returns...
Yeah, if you're anything like me the floor around your recliner would be covered in dropped primers, spent and unspent, and spilled powder everywhere.
can I like this backwood setup 100 times? can’t stop laughing
Reloading Stool! you guys are killing me!
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