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The TV reloading bench may be in my future.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jeepmor, Jan 31, 2008.

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  1. jeepmor

    jeepmor Member

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    All,

    I've been down with a stomach bug the past few days and have not wanted to risk more illness just to reload out in the cold garage.

    So, it has me thinking, what about a TV reloading setup? Not extensive, just a customized plywood setup and workmate. I'll build the box to hold a press and keep everything underneath, and it'll double as a range load development box out of the back of the pickup or subaru. I know I saw this in the bench thread somewhere because it's just the answer.

    All the reloading digging I've done in the past few days has got to get put to use soon. Suppose I'll be clamping the press onto the kitchen table with paper backers later today.

    On this note, does anyone think there would be a market for a small dedicated reloading, I don't know, end table? Not too big, but one with a mounted lamp with drawers for storage underneath. A lot like a modified nightstand I guess, with adequate height for couch work tasks beyond the usual deburring or primer pocket tasks. I think it would be great for using the notebook, press, uniflow and trickler to roll my own while watching some boobtube. Might as well make some of that time semi-productive.

    Me being in the room enjoying what I want to do while the wife enjoys her favorite TV show would get me more plinking sessions....if you know what I mean.;)
     
  2. K3

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    Plinking? Sounds like you need to use more gun. :neener::D

    On a serious note, the end table sounds to me loike a good idea. I'd prefer watching a movie to sitting in the cold garage while doing case prep.
     
  3. moooose102

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    sorry, NOT for me! i don't need distractions while i reload, way to dangerous.
     
  4. K3

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    I can see your point when priming, charging, and seating bullets, but not when trimming, chamfering, etc.

    Different strokes I s'pose.
     
  5. Wedge

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    radio is on during marathon depriming/resizing sessions

    radio is off during, mind is in full alert mode during priming, charging, seating

    radio back on during factory crimping

    yes I use a single stage and it is slow as cold molasses, but I don't mind listening to the radio/iPod on the first and last days of making a batch.
     
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    No television whatsoever. I find even sports talk radio can distract me. Nothing on at all while charging or bullet seating. I'll listen to music while priming though.

    Gotta love those Subarus!
     
  7. jenrob

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    I leave the radio on all the time but just about never hear it. Most of the time I get so involved in my reloading I block everything out.

    Something with the kitchen table get a 2X6 and mount the press to it. Drill the holes in the board then drill it out to coutersink the bolt head. Rum the bolt up through the bottom this way the bolts are not protruding out the bottom then take a couple pieces of news pape and lay on the table to protect the finish and a couple pieces of thin wood for under the table. Use a couple of c-clamps to mount it to the table. Works pretty good.
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Each to their own, I have no concerns with a TV-radio-computer-whatever in the reloading room....it's called multi-tasking, some are better than others at it.
     
  9. jmorris

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    I listen to the radio while I’m running the progressive presses; just keep the volume low so you can hear the buzzers. Sometimes I might move single stage machines into a position that I can catch a program on TV as the process is quite slow (same with case guaging). The wife makes me stop what I’m doing if she wants to tell me something (so at least she thinks I’m focused) and I promise I’ll never put on makeup while driving.
     

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    I have a one track mind but listening to the radio when reloading is not a problem as long as I am doing a routine sequence and checking behind myself, which I always do anyway. Don't think I could watch TV and look at what I was doing at the same time though. ;-) Ed.
     
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    Like driving and talking on the cell phone?

    I don't mean to be a smart Alek, people just need to realize that distracted reloading can be dangerous.

    Every reloading manual warns against it. It almost bit me.
     
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    The wife would beat me with my own gun if I set anything up in kitchen or livingroom. Dedicated gun room with no distractions!

    I do have a solitare board that fits across the arms of my recliner (beach towel works fine too), if I want to hand prime, debur/chamfer, inspect brass or bullets while watching that dredded television. -Most of these actions I do by feel anyway. So I guess that's OK. But nothing including a press/powder or final assembly of a cartridge.

    20+ years of reloading the 'safe' way without a mishap. I'm not going to fix something that's not broke.

    -Steve
     
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    Case trimming? Primer pocket reaming?
    No way!

    I'm not a big fan of having little razor sharp brass shavings stuck in the living-room carpet from now on.

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    Post your area so everyone knows Complete quiet. Post it above the reloader...

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    We'll light a candle for you...but I am guessing you'll provide your own pyrotechnics...
     
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