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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. 44vaquero

    44vaquero Member

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    My Reloading Bench is located in my 1st floor Laundry room so it is somewhat cramped but still very functional. I actually have 3 or 4 other presses that are not currently mounted/in use. The cabinets store all of my dies and assorted reloading paraphernalia and some brass too. Casting/Sizing and Tumbling is done in the garage.

    As you can see I prefer to reload standing up and I am planning on upgrading the Oak shelf that the presses are mounted on to Steel in the near future.

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  2. luis7

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    What brand are the lube/sizers? How do the heaters work, the power cords seem to terminate into the wooden base. I ask because One looks like my RCBS that sits on an aluminum heating plate.


    Hi.
    I have a lyman 450 and a RCBS LamII.
    Your " expensive (in España)" factory made aluminiun heating plate are my " cheap (10$)" wooden home made heating base. Its work very well during some years.
    Into the wooden base is installed a 60 w resistance of a hot glue gun wrapped in aluminium foil to transmit its heat to the lubesizer. It is the same procedure as the original but with much lower cost.
    Bye
     
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  3. NeuseRvrRat

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    heating element from a glue gun for a lube heater is an excellent idea. thanks for sharing.
     
  4. RealGun

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    44vaquero - the powder hoppers with powder in them should be emptied or covered with an empty can or the like to protect the powder from the sunlight (or greenhouse effect) at that window.
     
  5. 44vaquero

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    Realgun,

    LOL, I know they should not be left filled over long periods. I was actually in process when this picture was taken. One measure is actually empty in the photo another is also empty but does not appear in the shot.

    I have replaced 1 or 2 powder tubes over the years due to powder degrading them. Over the short run (week/ten days) it's not something I worry about too much.
     
  6. dsm

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    Realgun, is that round barstock you have stacked on your rear shelving?
     
  7. gspn

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    I love that setup. It's all business...it screams "one man on a mission!"
     
  8. RealGun

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    No, I reload in a larger shop. The rows of white labels are not related to reloading or casting.

    Can you tell that one of my dogs like to chew the corners off boxes?
     
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  9. M7025-06

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    Here's my corner of the basement. Nothing fancy but it works.

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  10. LAH

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    A mix of work & play. This is only part of the mess.

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  11. Potatohead
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    Beretta,
    Where'd you get that table? That's exactly what I need. PH
     
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    Haha! I feel your pain Popper
     
  13. Ronno

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    Ok STILL working on getting the room done... sadly

    But here are the most recent photos from the other day
     

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  14. Ronno

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    and some more
     

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  15. Ronno

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    Last post with photos

    I still have half the room to finish and then I can get it all laid out the way I want it done...:cuss:

    With LOTS more room and not having to move things around when I need to use the space and or equipment... :what:

    PS... sorry for the crappy cell phone photos
     

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  16. LAH

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    Ronno what do you shoot all those Bergers in?
     
  17. Ronno

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    DPMS, I built it myself
     
  18. horsemen61

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    Awesome pics Ronno I want my space to look that nice one day
     
  19. Arkansas Paul

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    And once again I must repent for coveting someone else's things. Thanks a lot Ronno. :)
     
  20. sean eady

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    Working on it everyday after the 8-5... Its getting there
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  21. horsemen61

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    I like it Sean
     
  22. sean eady

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    Thank you... Got most of it done today. After weeks of building the room.... Tonight was the first night loading up some brass... Feels great !!!
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  23. stu1ritter

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    My bench sits in a corner of my woodworking shop. A pair of LnL AP's, one for small, the other for large cases. Second is the supply shelves and scales.
    Stu

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  24. Ronno

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    To me reloading is a calming action... I don't just reload to reload and have ammo on hand but that is a great benefit, but it is a way for me to just sit and relax and calm down from the day or week... :neener:

    Maybe I'm strange but I feel the same way over cleaning guns... :eek:
     
  25. grubbylabs

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    For me I am not sure if its more of a hobby or an obsession. It is calming, relaxing, and gratifying kinda all rolled into one.
     

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