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Show us a picture of your reloading bench

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by James THR, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. James THR

    James THR Member

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    Show us a picture of your reloading bench. Here is a pic of mine (its not always so neat :))



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  2. LAH

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    1st: Dry Creek Bench.
    2nd: Primed bench ready to paint.
     

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  3. Ol` Joe

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    This picture is a little dated as you can see from the custom C.O.L gage mounted on the front edge and the old style case trimmer on the wall, but it still looks pretty much the same today.:D

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    A view of the work area of the room. As you can see it is usually quite peaceful in there. The only place in the house the wife won`t go and a man and his best friend can relax.

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  4. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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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!


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  5. rchernandez

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    Ok, here's mine.

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  6. bigger jon

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    Here is my reloading bench,
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    Here is the tumbling bench,
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    Here is the gun cleaning bench,
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    And finaly the casting table
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  7. Lennyjoe

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    It aint much but it works for me for now.

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  8. LAH

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  9. 2400

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    Here's a pic of the bench.
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    and the bookshelf
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  10. SwampFox

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    Powder storage in the grey wall cabinet. Scale under the light blue cloth on the wall shelf
     
  11. Robereno

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    Doesn’t get much simpler than this. Lee Anniversary Starter kit and a cleaned off bench in the barn (sort of). Been loading for two weeks now and can’t imagine that I’d need anything else. Naw…
     
  12. R.H. Lee

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  13. Seismic Sam

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    Here's mine

    Made it from Unistrut about 25 years ago, and the top is 2 x 12's bolted to the metal.

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  14. Seismic Sam

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    Dear bigger jon:

    I couldn't help but notice that you also cast your own bullets, which is something I used to do. The question I have for you is : do you do this inside? The reason I ask is that I ran into a guy who was at a pistol club I used to belong to, and he was bald, and talked kind of slow, and apparently he did a LOT of lead smelting and bullet casting in his garage. As a result got a pretty bad case of lead poisioning that had made him bald and messed up his brain somewhat, and I wouldn't want ANYBODY to end up the way he did. I was relatively lucky in that fluxing the lead was a relatively smoky process when I first started, so I built a fan to take the smoke from the lead pot outside, and in later years I just did all my casting at work in a lab hood on my lunch hour. If you don't have VERY good ventilation in your shop, you might want to think about setting up a small bume hood with a blower, and it probably wouldn't hurt to get your blood checked for lead levels. Good luck and stay safe!!
     
  15. Waffen

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    This is about how it looks normally. I try to keep my work spaces clean, but I admit the ammo pile is pretty tapped down in this shot. When I get back I will have to take a new picture. I have added some shelves, and another light just like the one I have now.
     
  17. LkWinnipesaukee

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    Waffen, Peter (and maybe others), what kind of press is that?
     
  18. Gewehr98

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  19. Ol` Joe

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    I believe it is a RCBS Pro 2000
     
  20. Peter M. Eick

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    Yes it is a pro2000. Its a good press and I have made about 150,000 rounds out of it so far. I bought it for the aps primer strips because I don't like the idea of primers in a tube. No complaints so far.

    To bad RCBS does not bring out a model 2007 that is a 7 holer that is more in direct competition to the 650. I would not mind a few more die holes and an automatic case feeder.
     
  21. esheato

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    I'm in a two bedroom upstairs apartment. If I can do it, anyone can.

    The main bench.
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    The side bench with my presses. Dillon 650 with all the fixings and 3 toolheads (45 ACP, 9mm and 38 Spl). Dillon SL900 in 12 gauge. Redding T-7 turret press with custom die racks on the pegboard behind it.
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    I installed a small shelf in the closet which holds extra ammo, primers, brass and other small reloading tools/parts.
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    I didn't want to go overboard with the photos, so I left out the two bookcases with manuals, books and catalogs and my powder cabinet.

    Ed
     
  22. g56

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    This is my new bench, there is a work bench behind the camera and storage shelves to the side, and behind the camera. I outgrew the old bench I'd been using for 40 years.
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  23. MarshallDodge

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    Here is a picture of mine from earlier this year when I first built it.
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    It has ten times the amount of stuff on it now, these benches really seem to attract a lot of stuff. :D
     
  24. snuffy

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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!

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

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    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.
     
  25. keano44

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    I have been wanting to add a picture of my bench to this thread; I finally am getting around to it....
    edited for spelling...keano44
     

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