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

  1. American_Fusilier

    American_Fusilier Member

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    A work in progress. We moved into a new house in February, and have been working on a ton of other projects, but I managed to set up my reloading area to this point so far.
     

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  2. KS Plinker

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    Bench is pretty small but works for me for now.

    Just added the shelf above the bench this evening, plan tomorrow is to organize all my stuff.

    Going to make a 91FDD315-3919-47D0-882E-89FFBF32BF90.jpeg trip to Home Depot in the morning to buy a light to hang under the new shelf.
     
  3. WestKentucky

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    LED, not fluorescent. Fluorescent has been known to mess with electric scales.
     
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  4. KS Plinker

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    Thanks for the tip, I didn’t think about that, will be sure to get LED.
     
  5. Toprudder

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    The switch-mode power supplies in LED fixtures can cause problems as well. While fluorescent lights may have caused problems in the past, today there are RF emissions standards for all lighting fixtures, fluorescent fixtures included. There is much less chance for interference now, but in close enough proximity it might still be a problem. I would still buy an LED fixture, but not because there is any reduced interference. If you really want a completely benign lighting fixture, a DC powered incandescent would be it.
     
  6. kmw1954

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    KS Plinker I started on a bench much smaller than that and loaded on it for over 2 years. Keep it clear and organized and you'll be fine.
     
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  7. KS Plinker

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    Generally I’m pretty OCD about things being neat and clean so I won’t be able to stand it if it’s messy.

    I’m pretty new to the reloading addiction, I’ve done tons of studying, bought the latest Lyman reloading manual and read it all the way through and spent hours reading through posts on THR. At the present time I’ve only reloaded .308, .270 and .233, and I followed the Lyman recommendations to the “T”. I’m no where near the point where I feel comfortable “experimenting” outside the parameters of what’s recommend, but I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. I don’t have any family members or friends that have the addiction either so everything I’ve done so far is what I’ve learned on my own.

    I’ve never actually joined AND posted on an Internet forum before, I REALLY enjoy being here and soaking in all the knowledge everyone has. I find myself spending several hours a day browsing all the various topics of discussion.
     
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  8. drband

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    THR is the most useful gun forum I’ve found, particularly for reloading!
     
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  9. kmw1954

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    Only I would have to say here is on level footing with Cast Boolits. Both are excellent forums for reloading.
     
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  10. Typetwelve

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    Not a ton...but it's mine. I dove head first into reloading this year with that Dillon 550 and now a Rock Chucker.

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  11. kmw1954

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    typetwelve that looks like some of the small welding benches we had in our shop at work. I like the way you have it laid out!
     
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  12. Knightrunner

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    Here is the beginning of my new addiction...
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    I was originally planning to set up my bench in the garage but was concerned about humidity issues during the summer. I only handload/reload for .243, .308, and .500 S&W with plans to buy a dieset for .30-06 down the road. I also shoot 5.56, 9mm, and .45 acp, but can't really see a benefit to loading those calibers...yet...
     
  13. KS Plinker

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    I also thought about using some garage space but agree with the humidity issue, that coupled with the wild temp swings would turn something enjoyable in to not a lot of fun...just my $0.02.

    I took a different thought process on what to load VS what not to load. My thought is I want to have all the equipment and supplies needed so I can reload for any caliber I shoot, then in the event of another shortage (not a matter of if but when IMO) I can continue to shoot those guns and not have worry about it.

    Now with that being said I don’t have tons of guns in different calibers (yet) so that makes it easier for me to apply that thought process for now anyway.

    I plan on running some electrical today (need some additional outlets), installing the new LED light I bought yesterday and organizing all my supplies.

    I will post a pic of the finished product later today when I’m done.
     
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  14. KS Plinker

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    So I didn’t get
    So I didn’t get the electrical ran today like I’d planned (wife had other plans.... 67BE9607-3F95-4094-9326-3D7AD3267793.jpeg aka....spend all afternoon taking down, organizing and going through all our Christmas stuff), but I was able to get my bench organized and my LED light installed, wow what a difference the additional lighting makes.

    The plan tomorrow is to get the extra electrical outlets I need installed.
     
  15. KS Plinker

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    I need to figure out how to make the pics I post stop appearing in the middle of what I’ve wrote, that is annoying
     
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    This is the results of 25 yrs in the same room P1020666.JPG P1020667.JPG P1020668.JPG
    JW
     
  17. Puddlejumper

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    Still organizing but I'm loving it. 20191228_233715.jpg 20191228_233735.jpg
     
  18. KS Plinker

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    Got the wiring all finished up in my reloading room today. Turned out to be a little more work than I anticipated. Had to pull a 50amp breaker and the wiring out of the panel that went to a hot tub the previous owners had. Replaced that with a couple of 20amp breakers, one dedicated to the freezer we have, then the other one is servicing one outlet for the water softener + the 4 gang outlet you see by the bench.

    Mission accomplished, now I have power right by the bench, no more extension cords running all over the place, and the LED light under the shelf helps out a ton.
     
  19. .45 Colt

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  21. Frulk

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    I’m seeing “RED”....a lot of red. :)
     
  22. .45 Colt

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    Which may become blue soon :)
     
  23. Jim Stotser

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  24. Jim Stotser

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    Here’s mine. Sorry new to this posting gig. Looks like I doubled the photos.
     

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  25. Cemetery21

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    I loaded on a 2' x 4' bench for 30 years in 3 houses, the last 20 in a basement. Now that I have a lot more room (and stuff), I think my quality was just as good back then. 100_8004.JPG 100_8005.JPG
     
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