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Old June 17, 2010, 03:18 PM   #326
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My primer catcher is every bit as high tech as Crusty's.
Just a different color.
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Old June 17, 2010, 04:17 PM   #327
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Dang!!! And I thought my system was great, Crusty, that is awesome!!!!!!!!!
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Old June 17, 2010, 04:51 PM   #328
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This Thread could make someone depressed! No really, I am very happy in my little corner of my room doing my thang. I have as much fun reloading as I do shooting.
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Old June 17, 2010, 09:51 PM   #329
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Mike, thanks for the posting of the images.

I am happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

Send me a PM and we can chat as long as there are any questions.

I do have a couple of recomendations that might be of value for anyone interested in their own under bench system.

Keep em coming!

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Old June 18, 2010, 12:05 PM   #330
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The cneter table is now covered i stainless steel to match the others. Nice and cozy in my basement. Loading bench frame is 2"x2"x1/4" steel tube, full welded and bolted to a block wall. Let's see that move.
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Old June 18, 2010, 12:39 PM   #331
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Wow Jimbo, very nice. I would have to pinch myself from time to time to see If I had something that nice If I was dreaming. One thing I have got for others to druel is I have my own range in my backyard that really is a Big plus and deer hunt out my living room window from time to time. I'll post some photos when my tenager gets home this evening. (still learning about posting pics)
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Old June 18, 2010, 02:29 PM   #332
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WOW Farmland,

I'd really like to have my own range!!!!!!

That IS an understatement.

However, I am able to hunt just minutes walk from the house and have taken critters there the last couple years.

Saw some ELK there a short time back and may try for one of them come hunting season.

AND, I know what you mean about having someone post stuff.

Keep em coming!

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Old June 18, 2010, 06:09 PM   #333
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I'm not sure if I could reload without a range. I am so use to just stepping out the door into the test range. I have an all weather 24hr 100 yard range, 25 yard pistol and right now a 250 yard rage. We are working to expand it to 500 yards, not that I need that much but my buddy with the heavy equipment wants it that long.

I test shoot all of my loads prior to making them in bulk it would kill me to have to travel to a range.
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Old June 19, 2010, 08:46 AM   #334
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Jimbo-Indy

Jimbo-Indy, One thing I'd like to add is if your room was mine, That tv would have to go(talking about distractions) in a reloading area. For me anyhow. Plus, you see me watch very little TV. Maybe one movie a year. Other than that, Love your area.
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Old June 19, 2010, 02:58 PM   #335
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my little corner of the world.......

this is my little corner of the world, which is like half my living room.....lol.......I've really enjoyed looking through this thread, some of you guys have got fantastic setups. Maybe one day.....................
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Old June 19, 2010, 10:01 PM   #336
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Old September 7, 2010, 02:28 PM   #337
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My first attempt at a reloading table.


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Old September 7, 2010, 05:43 PM   #338
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Don't have any pictures of my setup, but it consists of a Lee Pro 1000 ( yes it works fine with a little bit of care thank you ) mounted to a 3" X 3" x 6" long thick angle. The angle then clamps into the bench vise allowing for a sturdy setup that can be removed at any time. ( No, that's not a beer bottle cap crimper. . . )

The next step is going to be taking a 18 X 24 ish steel or fiberglass pan ( think lunch tray ) cut a slot in the center so the angle can pass through and then I'll have a good working surface rather than dropping down to bench top level each time I want to pickup another bullet.

As some have said on other boards, put the scale on a shelf at eye level for ease of reading.
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Old October 3, 2010, 05:13 PM   #339
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Rembrandt, what are the carts/storage cabinets? Source? Thanks, and very cool.
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Old October 3, 2010, 08:49 PM   #340
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Old January 13, 2011, 11:51 AM   #341
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Rembrandt...I saw the tracks you setup on other pics of your bench. I'm putting in tracks now. A couple of questions.....how did you settle on a spacing...and what did you use for bases on your equipment. It looks like some type of composite plastic but not sure...I need to find some of that....
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Old January 13, 2011, 12:15 PM   #342
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Blues59,

If you haven't yet commited to the inletted tracks in the bench top, you might want to consider the under bench mounted receiver system.

Providing you have not yet finished your bench top, the mounting bolts and holes can be filled and covered with formica or whatever your using for a top, which leaves a completely smooth bench top.

The under bench receiver system allows for using many tools, quickly changing tools, or haveing no tools at all set up, again all the while having no holes, grooves, slots, rails etc. breaking up the surface of the bench.

Considering I am having problems getting images posted, those who have desired to see the set up, send me their snail mail address and I send along a CD and cover letter, showing/explaining the system and what I recommend.

Keep em coming!

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Old January 13, 2011, 05:43 PM   #343
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The Shop

So, I've spent quite a bit of time today perusing everyone's reloading areas, thanks for reviving this thread. As you'll no doubt see from the pictures I've got entirely too much stuff in this little area, unfortunately it's a small house with no usable basement and no garage so there's not much room anywhere. For my workshop, we put up a shed (10'x12' if memory serves) which I wired, insulated and installed the propane heater in. Worked great until we started accumulating things like lawn tractor, snowblower, generator, etc. then it got a little cluttered. This is all the room I have left.


Here's a close up of the actual bench:


Re-purposed sink cabinet with bench top where both my tumbler reside:


Re-purposed dishwasher which makes an excellent chemical storage cabinet:


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2 RCBS Rockchucker presses (1 shown), 1 Lyman All American Turret Press, 1 Ponsness/Warren 800 Convertible press, 1 Mec press 20ga (not shown), and at least 2 of everything else. My wife calls me a pack rat.
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Old January 14, 2011, 09:28 AM   #344
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Heres mine, Made it while waiting for my Press to show up. no to stock up on more supplies.
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Old January 14, 2011, 02:38 PM   #345
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....A couple of questions.....how did you settle on a spacing...and what did you use for bases on your equipment. It looks like some type of composite plastic but not sure...I need to find some of that....
Thanks......
Spacing was determined by the average footprint of several reloaders. Mine worked out 9" from outside-to-outside of rails. Plastic bases are PVC (poly vinyl chloride)....available in any thickness, easy to cut-drill-and machine, won't scratch.

stu925...hope that bench grinder doesn't throw any sparks at your powder supply! Wish I had a Ponsness-Warren....
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Old January 14, 2011, 02:54 PM   #346
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Rembrandt:

Do you know where to buy those benches / carts anymore? We have them here at work, but they say they are no longer available?
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Old January 14, 2011, 03:30 PM   #347
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Got mine at Sams Club, also available online from Seville Classics.....look under garage/storage.

https://www.sevilleclassics.com/products.php?cid=53,59
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Old January 14, 2011, 04:00 PM   #348
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Everything put away.
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Old January 14, 2011, 04:33 PM   #349
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Here is my bench in need of some cleaning!
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Old January 14, 2011, 07:05 PM   #350
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My humble submission. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done and I love it!

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