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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. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    Ahh carpet. My basement floor gets coooooold when I'm loading, and I'm too paranoid to put a space heater in the reloading room. Perhaps I should invest in some good carpet next. :)

    ^^ That's a nice clean setup!
     
  2. Kevin Rohrer

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    Trent:

    Carpet gets dirty. Goto Sears and get yourself one or more of their rubber shop mats; it was only $30-40. in addition to protecting your feet from a cold concrete floor, it also cushions your joints if you stand while reloading. I noticed quite a difference between standing on and off the mat.

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    And there is nothing wrong with an electric space heater on a concrete floor. It gets a bit chilly here in NE Ohio. I have a thermometer I got from the NRA that does a good job of telling me the temp and humidity. Today, my room was at 59F before turning on the heater. After a few minutes, it was a pleasant 69F.

    Here is the thermometer on the shelf beside the ipod player.

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  3. flashhole

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    Kevin,

    Where in NE Ohio are you? I grew up in Barberton, just outside of Akron.
     
  4. Kevin Rohrer

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    I am mildly amazed that I see so little in the way of older presses. Most everyone has benches full of Lee, RCBS, and Dillon stuff.

    Where are all the old-timers and their equally old equipment?
     
  5. Maverick223

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    I wouldn't mind a Hollywood Senior single stage...I just haven't gotten around to snagging one yet. That said, it will probably come after a Hornady L'nL-AP progressive...

    :)
     
  6. nickE10mm

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    Thank you, Redneck With a .40 (post #48)

    You gave me the idea to use a 2x6" board to mount my Lee press to my bench (with uneven edge). You saved me!
     
  7. vanrichten

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    I finally remembered that I was a member here and figured I should share my bench :)

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  8. Kevin Rohrer

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    Vanrichten,

    Are those Franklin Mint old west badges in that display case on the wall?

    If so, I have both sets.
     
  9. Maverick223

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    Thanks for the PM, Kevin. One back at 'ya. xyxthumbs.gif
     
  10. vanrichten

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    Kevin Rohrer, no those are various challenge coins I have collected over the years.
     
  11. CHALK22

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    I spy a RWVA hat in that last pic also. I got one of those also!

    (still haven't gotten a shot of my bench yet, it is still too damn cold out there!)
     
  12. whipper

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    Loading up some 25-06 :D


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  13. AZHunter

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    nevermind did it
     
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  14. AZHunter

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    this is of two rock chucker supremes, auto charge dispenser, cartridge prep station, we don't use the lyman trimmer anymore... we use lee trimmers instead, and a bunch of dies, we don't keep our powders or primers with our bench just because it's in the garage
     

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  15. AZHunter

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    i'll post a more updated one, we have a lot more dies and finished ammo
     
  16. Kevin Rohrer

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  17. Offfhand

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    Posted above;

    "I am mildly amazed that I see so little in the way of older presses. Most everyone has benches full of Lee, RCBS, and Dillon stuff.

    Where are all the old-timers and their equally old equipment?"

    Old timer here with plenty of old stuff that I make good use of. Such as using my old Hollywood for a bookend. Also makes good doorstop. (Photo attached) And speaking of old stuff, does anyone recognize the tool in other attached photo.
     

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  18. Skip_a_roo

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    New Man Cave!

    Well, I told the wife I needed some reloading stuff for Christmas.
    We aren't going to have ours until Monday when the kids get in from Missouri so..... I took the time to rearrange stuff. We keep getting rid of kids, married now and out of the house so I took over a bedroom in the basement.

    I didn't choose the color and I think Lavender is a relaxing color anyway! ;)

    Here is the door!
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    The computer in the corner!
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    The shelves:
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    The presses:
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    As I was cleaning up I found a bunch of empty, imagine that, empty ammo boxes! I have got to fill them UP!

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    Enjoy, Merry Christmas!
     
  19. CHALK22

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    A purple man cave...........original!

    It also appears that you have a label maker!
     
  20. TH3180

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    Purple is the new black, ya know.:evil:
     
  21. Skip_a_roo

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    Real men can even wear pink and no one will ask if they are manly! ;)

    That last kid to have that room was a girl! What can I say. Too cheap to repaint and hey, lilac is a soothing color!

    :D
     
  22. Kevin Rohrer

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    Sacrilege! Say something like this on the wrong reloading site and you would be getting more than a lump of coal in your stocking. Guido Claus and his Goombahs would be paying you a visit w/ a "special present" you couldn't refuse.

    MY Senior prominently bolted to the bench:
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    Amidst other old, but supremely serviceable presses, including two other, even older Hollywoods down on the end.
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  23. Kevin Rohrer

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  24. 9X23WIN

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    Kevin, you have too many reloaders and that's an illness! The only cure there is by selling them to me. :)
     
  25. Kevin Rohrer

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    I have a Hollywood Universal III (newer version of the reindeer press) for sale. It isn't in the picture.
     

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