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Thought I'd show off the bench (WIP)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Project355, Aug 2, 2020 at 3:24 PM.

  1. Project355

    Project355 Member

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    Took an old computer "hutch" that was pretty much relegated to "store junk n crap here" use, and after cleaning it out.... converted to a little reloading center. The keyboard drawer was removed and disassembled. Its bottom became the bottom of the empty space, so as to provide a shelf where the drawer was. The top got ripped the long way, and turned into the middle and bottom shelves you see. Some paste on lights.... and its workable!

    I'll only be loading 38, 44sp, 45ACP and Colt, and .223 on this press, and its fine for that. Handgun brass works ok with the short handle, the long is needed for the .223 though.

    Gotta funnel worked into the support and bench for primers to fall thru. They do ok. Hadda make a little copper shield to toss 'em down the hole. RCBS shorted me the primer catcher stuff, and they're closed for the duration right now... so they don't answer calls or email. One day I'm sure they'll send me the parts they should have included from the get go. You can see the bin I've got on the shelf under the press to catch primers (and serve as temporary trash bin as needed).

    Next is to add some hooks for basic wrenches and stuff on the wall next to the press, no biggie there. The front doors of the hutch still close fine, and hide it all way when not in use.
     
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  2. lightman

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    Thats nice! I like having the ability to cover everything up.
     
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  3. dh1633pm

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    Nice bench.
     
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  4. mstreddy

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    Very nice bench. Welcome to THR!
     
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  5. BWS

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    Nice repurpose/save,looks like a relaxing setup. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. whughett

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    Yankee ingenuity and frugalness at its best......:)
     
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  7. Highland Lofts

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    Nice looking set up.
     
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    Yup, nice job! Great way to use unused furniture.
     
  10. shamfrod

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    Looks great! How sturdy is the overall setup? Do you get much flex when using the press?
     
  11. Mr.Revolverguy

    Mr.Revolverguy Member

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    Great setup I ended up drilling my bench for primers to go down in to a paint can with a LID that I also drilled. In that paint can I do also add bit of water before every reloading session to capture any lead styphnate that may be left in the primer. I am not sure how well it works but it makes me feel better :) and I get tested once a year as part of a physical and all levels are good.
     
  12. Project355

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    Does that water mix well with bourbon?
     
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