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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. Quickdraw McGraw

    Quickdraw McGraw Member

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    Rollis R. Karvellis pics don't seem to be working. At least not for me!
     
  2. donttellthewife

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    I didn't want to drill holes in the top of the bench so I mounted a length of angle aluminium to the rear wall 1 1/2" off the deck. This holds the 2x8 that the press is mounted on at the rear. Another piece of angle on the front locks it to the front edge of the bench. Now I can move the presses whenever needed without messing up the bench work space with holes.

    The white PVC pipe is my cheap central vac system that I use when running the power trimmer, the shop vac is in another room that I can turn on/off from the bench.

    The pics are old and I have added more tooling but it's still the same bench.

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  3. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    For some reason the photos for 466 wont upload, if a mod wants to delete this post there would be no hard feelings.
     
  4. KeithB

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    DontTell that is a nice setup
     
  5. mnw42

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    I haven't hacked out a place for a dedicated reloading bench yet, but it is coming soon! In the mean time this is my shooting/work bench...

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  6. -terry

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    For all you guys who are jealous of some of the setups you see here, my setup will help you feel better. I load in a closet! The good news is that everything is within arm's reach. The bad news is everything is close enough to knock over.

    Only difference is that I now have a Dillon 550B instead of the Lee Loadmaster.

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  7. sig228

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    First Reloading Session

    Here's a photo of my bench before I put everything away. Just got done loading 50 rounds of 38sp. First time session. Wasted about 5 rounds due to bullet seating and crimp issues before I figured it out. Then loaded 50 rounds without a problem. I disabled the auto index. Just wanted to go slow. I need lots more stuff, all that will come in time. For right now, the Lee Classic Turret Press (purchased as a kit through Cabella's) will suffice.

    The bench was built over the last few weekends. I'm a CPA, this is tax season, so I only got to work on the bench on Sundays. Took about 4 weekends to complete. I included a "work in progress" photo also. Overall, I'm very happy with the setup. I took the Craftsman stools back, the seats were crooked and couldn't be adjusted. All workbench supplies purchased at Home Depot. The hutch was the best deal. Got it for $25 from the Habitat Restore in Ft. Lauderdale. Scratch and dent entertainment center turned pegboard hutch.

    The press was installed on a board that's secured to a bracket in the wall by a few removable pins. Got the idea from a post a few up. Just couldn't bring myself to drill holes in the new bench.

    I know... wait till I get a few more presses, I'm sure there will holes all over.

    Anyway, here's the bench:

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    Here's the in-process photo:

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  8. ZeSpectre

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    Hey I have one of those "Gladiator" cabinets, aren't they great for storage! (Pain in the butt to assemble though).
     
  9. Corkster

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  10. Sommerled

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    Love this thread

    I've enjoyed seeing everyone's ideas about reloading benches. Finally registered to post on this site and thought I'd share my gun-room and reloading benches. I've been reloading for about seven years.

    The benches are made from scraps from building my house and cabinets. My other hobby is designing and building furniture.

    Really enjoy this site. I've learned a tremendous amount, I really appreciate all your posts. :)

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  11. KeithB

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    Sommerled , very nice setup
     
  12. Roccobro

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    Agreed. :) And that last picture is beautiful. I'm jealous! :D

    Justin
     
  13. VonFatman

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    Sommerled,
    Great set up! AND...welcome to the Forum!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bob
     
  14. Dirtypacman

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    Impressive Sommerled.
     
  15. LAH

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    +1
     
  16. FullEffect1911

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    Welcome to THR Sommerled. Nice setup.
     
  17. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    But does the miral have any wildlife in it? For dry fire practice in the gun room, I want to have something to aim at. Not a knot in a tree branch. I want to aim at the eye ball of a Bear or Kitty Cat.

    Most impressive Sommerled. My wife would fall over dead if she ever found my gun room looking that kept up. She'd think I contracted some compulsive cleaning disorder or something and wonder why I didn't have the rest of the house looking that way.

    My gun room looks used. Well used.

    -Steve
     
  18. Sommerled

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    Thanks guys,

    Wish I'd found this forum years ago. It would have saved me learning the hard way on not a few things.

    I'm a Navy Vet with some time on Boomers and just like things tidy in small places:eek:. Since my kids and select friends use the equipment, keeping it neat sets a standard for them, nobody leaves until its clean! It sees about 8-9k rounds per year made. You should see my woodshop, people think I don't use it but i go through over a thousand board feet of wood a year making furniture. Us Scandinavians are a bit neurotic but we take pills for it.:D
     
  19. Sommerled

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    Your'e right Steve, perhaps I should get a picture of Bin Laden or Shurmer peeking out from behind a tree on that mural for dry fire practice.
     
  20. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    Cold

    Sommerled

    The winters are real cold in Minnesota..... Great work! I was stationed in Bemidji for a while so I'm speeking from experience.

    The Dove
     
  21. John4me05

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  22. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    Lets try again.The first are the old house and the three others are the new basment.
     

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  23. PecosRiverM

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    Looks like alot of powder..and some appears to have alittle age on it..:D
     
  24. Rollis R. Karvellis

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    Yes some is a little old, but I’ll burn it up in a new .308 that I, bought earlier this year, here are some pictures of the prep table I, built last week, and the new cases for the new Remington ( new to me anyway).:)
     

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  25. Fly320s

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    I'm a little late to the party...

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