Show us a picture of your reloading bench

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

  1. thomas15

    thomas15 Member

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    AV8TOR, Nice use of a limited space.

    I really love to browse these kinds of threads, a great resource for ideas and inspiration.
     
  2. Hangingrock

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    IMG_3632A.jpg The Springer Spaniel fifteen years old has been gone now for over a year. This shows part of the set up.
     
  3. SlowFuse

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    I like the "T" shaped bench design Hangingrock.
     
  4. Hangingrock

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    Its one way of utilizing or limiting the foot print bench area. Thank you for the complement.
     
  5. Paddy

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    I'm transitioning from loading room 2.0 to 3.0 right now and I'm considering hard on a T shaped bench also.
     
  6. frogfurr

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    I like the T shaped bench also.
     
  7. Conservidave

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    Jell-Dog, No selfies allowed....only benches:D
     

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  8. jell-dog

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    Sorry, couldn't help myself:neener:
    Here's my bench.....
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  9. ElvinL

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    Nice job AV8TOR!
    Thinking about doing something like that...gets hot in Phoenix too!
    Where did you get the metal stand from? Seen something like it at Harbor Freight. Thx
     
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  10. AV8TOR

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    I got the stand from Sears. Here is the link
     
  11. DudeRick

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  12. CCWdownrangeP2

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    Now that is perrrrty! Anchored to the wall to make it solid?
     
  13. Duvel

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    Nice!

    Even though it's MY den, that would never fly :D
     
  14. cmcgehee

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    IMG_0322_zpspjxorfn1.jpg IMG_0319%202_zpsidpglh5s.jpg IMG_0225_zps0941nqjy.jpg IMG_0320%202_zpspueql0un.jpg IMG_0319%202_zpsidpglh5s.jpg Updated....Small but it works!
     
  15. geo57

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    Just to impress you all here is my fancy, high dollar, high tech set up which is so envied by the major ammunition manufacturers.

    It has not changed much in over 30 years. I never had need to.
     

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  16. jell-dog

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    AWSOME!
    Merry Christmas!
    JD
     
  17. Manny

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    That is an absolutely AWSOME set up! Elegant, functional and low key. My hat is off to you!
     
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  18. horsemen61

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    Duderick that's so cool
     
  19. CptnAwesome
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    Just starting reloading with little to no room. Give credit to whoever posted the concept earlier. $20 folding work bench from Harbor freight co. Hand drawn and hand painted. Still portable but I'd deff have to remove the powder hopper to store it. Just finished it today
     

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  20. rcmodel

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    Very very nice setup!!

    But, what's with the Hornady logo, and Lee equipment??!

    You might PO the reloading gods!! :D

    It's all black magic you know.

    rc
     
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  21. CptnAwesome
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    Haha, I figure if I use plenty hornady bullets that will appease them.
     
  22. lauderdale

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    I want one. I have the old timey work horse. Just broke it out of the box. That would be great for travel! Nice.
     
  23. thomas15

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    This week marks the end of my second year in the hobby of handloading. I really enjoy it and really don't know why I waited so long to start this. I find that I reload to shoot and I shoot to reload.

    For the first year and a half I used a portion of my regular workbench. Started with an RCBS Rockchucker but was spending way too much time loading 9mm on a single stage. Purchased an RCBS turret press to go along with it and with this I loaded about 15,000 9mm rounds. It (my temporary set up) was not very good but I did produce workable ammo. A bench at this height (33 inches) was very hard on my back and the bench was too deep, a lot of clutter would find itself behind the press. I do believe that the single stage and turret presses taught me a thing or two about the art of handloading and it also helped me decide what I wanted/needed in a bench and press set up.

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    ^^^The Model T15 "Backbreaker" Handloading Bench^^^


    Over labor day weekend 2015 I installed my press on my humble dedicated bench here:

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    Not very big but it is strong and I made it myself for about $35.00 out of pocket. It is a joy to work at. Mrs Thomas15 gave me the Hornady progressive press for Christmas 2014. Lovely gift from a lovely woman. I can crank out 500 pistol rounds per hour with ease at my bench.

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    ^^^The Model T15A "Icandothisalldaylong" Handloaders Bench ^^^

    I load mostly pistol, 9mm, 38 spl and 45 ACP but just started .223
    Here is my Dad's 1967 RCBS Uniflow, a 2015 RCBS Auto Bench primer and my Lyman case trimmer:

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    I made 4 of these loading blocks from a few scraps of 1X6 Oak:

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    In the spring when it gets nicer outside (my bench is in an unheated garage) I'm going to make a few improvements and a combination brass prep/gun cleaning table. For now though I have enough ammo to get me to spring (however I think I'm going to make up about 1000 9mm competition loads this weekend). :)

    ON EDIT: May I add that I really enjoy looking at pictures of others reloading benches. I got many good ideas from you all!
     
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  24. StrutStopper

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    Nice set-up! I really need to go clear the junk off of the bench I built this past year and build some shelves for it.
     
  25. clutch
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    This time of the year, I'm in a heated corner of my garage, I have another bench on the other side of the garage but that is only for when it isn't winter.

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