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Old July 22, 2011, 09:55 AM   #401
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A lot of nice layouts, I need more room.

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Old July 22, 2011, 10:14 AM   #402
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After looking at all these pics of you guys' loading areas, I think I'll just keep mine to myself...

Mine is in my garage.. I used a solid core door as a table top, with doubled 2X4's for legs, with a center support to help prevent sag.

I am somewhat less than organized... I have shelves, but the table top is pretty well covered with stuff. Old targets, case trimmers, new brass that I haven't "conditioned" yet, powder dispenser, scale, deburring tools, replacement punches and springs for my priming tools, about 18 little allen wrenches, most of which are the wrong size for die lockrings, two or three manuals that I seem to never get back in the shelf after looking at them, two dial calipers, a 1" Starrett micrometer, a few random bullets, from cast .45-70's to jacketed .224's.. and the last time I looked, a staple gun that my wife left laying there. I told her to quit "junking up" my bench..
Perhaps I should post a pic as a good example of how NOT to do it..
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Old July 22, 2011, 10:25 AM   #403
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Morn'in reloaders,

I think that somewhere back in the pages of this thread, I mentioned my Under Bench Receiver System of loading tool mounting.

Over time a friendly poster or two has taken a CD of images from my system and posted them on whatever forum we happened to be on.

However, I again and finally, figured it out how to send images to an "E" mail address, so if anyone wants to see a set showing this great system set up and ready to use, send me your "E" address and I'll attempt to send you the photographs.

Still have not figured out how to post to the forums. My images are heavy digital files, so that is probably part of the problem.

Keep em coming!

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Old July 22, 2011, 11:41 AM   #404
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Because of a lack of room in my house, I went with the "small bench built on a Black and Decker Workmate" route. It's not much, but it's enough for me to reload. Eventually (soon, hopefully!) we'll be in a bigger place where I can actually have a shop or garage...

Made with 3/4" pine plywood all around, fastened with 1/4" dowels. Before sanding and urethane:



After a few rounds of reloading; the high walls on the shelf keeps stuff from falling off and provides a good place for me to keep my manuals.



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Old July 22, 2011, 12:47 PM   #405
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Just wondering Jim, in post 401. Have you trained that babydoll there on the bed how to reload yet??? lol
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Old July 22, 2011, 01:56 PM   #406
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Here's my stuff. A conglomeration over the years. Old Dillon 450 jr. that will be upgraded soon to a Square Deal most likely. RCBS 4x4 that actually works, Lee Classic Cast turret and my trusty Redding Big Boss II.
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Old July 28, 2011, 02:31 PM   #407
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A good idea. a Slideshow of all the loading setups.

Collect all the fantastic pics off this topic, and put them in a slideshow type of file. Maybe put some caption boxes below each picture for notes/comments and Credits.

I don't know how this can be done for all of the site members to be able to see. Any Idea's.

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Old July 30, 2011, 08:15 PM   #408
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mine is always messy, kind of clean here

just built the second bench on the right side of the door and have not got it all cleaned up yet



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Old July 31, 2011, 02:12 PM   #409
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I'm just a beginner so its not much to show, but I am currently building a dedicated room for my reloading/hunting equipment. Right now I'm taking up a corner of my home studio to reload.
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Old August 11, 2011, 11:20 PM   #410
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I don't know how you can keep a reloading bench so neat and clean when you reload various calibers. Mines to messy, fogetaboutit...LOL
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Old August 12, 2011, 12:02 AM   #411
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Just wondering Jim, in post 401. Have you trained that babydoll there on the bed how to reload yet??? lol
She's better at it than I am.

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Old August 12, 2011, 09:03 AM   #412
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Built this for $60. Added another press since pic was last taken.

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Old August 13, 2011, 01:28 AM   #413
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My reloading area with my slightly modified Hornady LNL.
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Old August 13, 2011, 11:37 AM   #414
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Too purty, 1in9! Very nicely done.
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Old August 13, 2011, 07:16 PM   #415
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Lee progressive Just started reloading
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Old August 14, 2011, 10:49 AM   #416
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Not as pretty as some, but it works. It's a multi use area, so I can simply unclamp the vise and do what ever else needs done.
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Old August 22, 2011, 04:08 PM   #417
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Heres my setup.


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Old August 23, 2011, 09:29 AM   #418
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I've got to say that Rembrandt's system is something to think about for sure. We may have to incorporate that rail system into our bench.







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Old August 23, 2011, 11:24 AM   #419
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Remember, the "rail system" or any other top of bench system, breaks up, cuts up, grooves up the bench top.

Not so with the underbench "receiver system" which leaves the bench top un-mared and allows for changing of loading tools for the job, even having a vice at the bench if desired, And/Or having as many tools up and ready as you have receivers.

Having a clean smooth and unbroken bench top and your tools in place for use, all at the same time is like having your cake and eating it too.

Keep em coming!

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Old August 29, 2011, 02:00 PM   #420
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My little set up for Pistol Reloading. .40 S&W for now, might venture into 9mm and/or .45 eventually. Lee loadmaster for most of the work, Lee single stage to run the .40 Casings thru a lee buldge buster to get rid of "Glocked Up" brass (this works great BTW!).

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Old September 4, 2011, 10:05 PM   #421
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Benches

Jim243,weather that is your daughter or grandaughter she is a cutie and you should be proud. Hope she is taking interest in your hobbies too.
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Old September 11, 2011, 03:07 PM   #422
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He;s mine..
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Old October 24, 2011, 09:38 PM   #423
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I was so excited about Rembrandt's aluminum t-slot stuff on page 3, I combined that with a rolling workbench I saw on arfcom a few months ago, and came up with this little project... Sorry about the poor pictures, it always seems to be rather late at night when I finish various stages of projects and I usually just have my cell phone on me

Google SketchUp for the design stage


Half-finished


And now it's almost done, just finished playing with the router and now I need to go take a shower to get all the wood dust off myself. For some reason, I didn't think ahead about how much of a mess cutting a pair of 1"x1" channels 3 feet long would make


Ended up using pieces of a 2x12 from a never started decking project for the top, a couple of 2x4's for the frame, and the rest except for the t-slot stuff and 2x4's were sitting around in the garage for years, some of it salvaged from old projects. Now I just need to make room for it indoors, and mount my press and other stuff... I was thinking about painting it, but it's getting cold out and the garage is unheated. Maybe in the spring. So for now all I need to do is fix the aluminum in place(think I'm going to epoxy it, bolting it down seems too troublesome), and make some mounting plates.

ETA- another pic, during the day, after gluing the rails and making a mount for the press.

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Old October 31, 2011, 11:23 AM   #424
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Old October 31, 2011, 01:18 PM   #425
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