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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. nuccx2001

    nuccx2001 Member

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    Got a little further today..... It's was too hot to continue....

    Bottom all stained
    Still need to add shelves to top

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    Better picture to show detail of my friends work!
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  2. carbuncle

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    Very nice!
     
  3. JimBobTX

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    It's too pretty to drill holes in for mounting...LOL
     
  4. m3mh0g

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    Here is my little slice of heaven ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340246890.034169.jpg
     
  5. Pit4Brains

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    I'm jealous of all you loaders that have benches inside. I'm stuck in the garage..in Az.. I reload mostly at night and the early morning hours..
     
  6. JimBobTX

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    I hear you...I live in south Texas. I took over one of the bedrooms in my house after trying the garage. It was too hot and humid.
     
  7. carbuncle

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    Me too, but because I have a baby and that's my only free time!
     
  8. IDriveB5

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    Wow! That thing is nicer than my dining room table!
     
  9. LouisianaJoe

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    nuccx2001, I really like using the flooring to top the bench. I have a suggestion. build some sides and back using plywood and the same flooring, then put some doors on the front. It will look like a fine piece of furniture and you will keep the dust out. You could also put in some shelves and locks on the doors to have a secure place to store your ammo and components.
     
  10. nuccx2001

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    Well... My "Flooring favor" is used up.... My full plan is to build a reloading room around the bench in my basement...

    Baby Steps..
     
  11. scythefwd

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    the new bench. not as pretty as the one above...but functional.
    the final setup.. well until I put walls up
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  12. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is my new bench and press setup. Even the Giraud trimmer is brand new. And if you have never used a Giraud, they are super cool.
     

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  13. foxtail207

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    Here's my reloading bench...

    Here's my reloading bench. It's nothing pretty but gets the job done.

    Actually, what you see was made completely from scrap lumber. My neighbor down the road added a "bunkhouse" and garage to his property and I was allowed to raid the scrap pile every evening.

    Maybe some day I''ll stain or paint it.

    I moved to Colorado last September and the house has a huge basement, so I just had to use a spot for reloading. Getting the wood for this was a great deal. I made do with what I could get, and what would make a functional bench. I built the upright piece first and then added the side bench for gun cleaning, the tumbler, and whatever.

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  14. tglazie

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    My non-bench setup. Love it.
     

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  15. TacoMalo

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    Some nice detail work on that bench, it would almost be a shame to punch it full of mounting holes!
     
  16. ephrank

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    Here is my bench out in my hut.
    the bench is two layers of 3/4 plywood
    glued and screwed, with a masonite top
    just screwed so i can replace it.
    Also the walls have 3/4 plywood all the way
    around so I can attach any place.
     

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  17. arjppj

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    condo living, have to get crafty. Black and Decker unit from Lowes, added some 2x4s to the back for bracing and some casters so I can move it around. It fits all my stuff perfectly.
     

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  18. nuccx2001

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    Getting a bit further...

    All stained, and Poly'd
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    The beginning of the new room for it in basement. You can see the mounting holes for the Hornady LnL on bench in front of level. Hated drilling those holes!

    Moved my oil Tank to Garage was on that raised slab you see

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    Coming along.;)
     
  20. Ronno

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    Hahaha Well wife called me crazy...:what:

    Because of LACK of room I have 4 presses not set up and I ended up getting a RCBS Rock Chrusher II the other day... She just shook her head and called me crazy as she walked by the stacked boxes...lol

    Love that woman!!:neener:
     
  21. Ronno

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    Well here is the cramped mess... there is another Hornady LNL single stage under the bench sitting on top in the corner of the winchester wads... And a Forster press also under there still...

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone photos...:cuss:
     

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    and a few more....
    The brass, a friend calls and ask Hey do you still want some 40s&w brass? My reply, well yea always..

    He drops off 3000 tumbled brass... Now time for sonic cleaning..

    Gotta love friends like that!!
     

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  23. nuccx2001

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    Got a bit further.... and hopefully I have walls up this weekend...

    Heat's piped in, insulation's in, Electric in, lighting in...

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  24. foxtail207

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    Ronno, are you a Berger distributer? - LOL!
     
  25. Otto

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    Beautiful work top. I noticed you drilled the mounting holes in the beveled trim. But isn't the beveled edge going to cause the LNL to rock forward and aft?
     

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