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Old February 15, 2014, 09:56 PM   #551
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Reloading room pictures

I have been collecting reloading supplies for about 2 years before getting started. Bought a Dillon 550B. Decided to make a small room in my detached garage that I could heat and cool. Heat being a $45 Tractor supply oil filled heater and AC will be either a window unit or a portable unit. Room is 7'W x 16'L x 9'H. Lighting is an 8'L fluorescent fixture. I made the bench height comfortable to stand and sit. Bench was made with 2x4's and a 2x8 top and then sheathed over with 3/4" oak plywood. Wall cabs are cheapies from Lowes. Added plenty of electrical outlets and the room is well insulated. Other end of room has a yard sale comfy chair, fridge, microwave, a coffee pot and storage space.
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Old February 16, 2014, 02:47 PM   #552
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That is a very nice reloading Room!!!!
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Old February 16, 2014, 03:51 PM   #553
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Too clean, I don't think he really reloads in it.
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Old February 16, 2014, 08:19 PM   #554
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Thanks for the comments. I try to keep it tidy. Made up some 9mm 147's today using AutoComp.

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Old February 16, 2014, 09:50 PM   #555
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That is a fantastic reloading room. Congrats!
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Old February 27, 2014, 08:39 PM   #556
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Finally getting my bench squared away.





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Old February 27, 2014, 11:33 PM   #557
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Very nice. Congrats!
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Old March 4, 2014, 01:15 PM   #558
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Did a little work to my reloading room........

Gun cleaning, building, light gunsmithing area......



And every reloading room has to have some tunes.....



My new Reloading Bench that I just finished using the 2x4 basics kit.....



I will be adding a single stage press to the bench in a week or so.

Man is this Hobby Addictive
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Old May 5, 2014, 05:49 PM   #559
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I thought I would update my photos of my reloading room. Noting special the new, everything was made from misc items sitting around the house.

The loading machines are the Dillon 650 and the Lee Classic cast Single Stage.
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Old May 5, 2014, 06:12 PM   #560
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Here is a close up of the new benchwork, solid as a rock.
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Old May 6, 2014, 09:19 PM   #561
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Still under construction but am getting anxious to load some rounds. Will send more photos when the loading equipment is functional.
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Old May 6, 2014, 11:02 PM   #562
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Iron I want to see that baby when it's rigged out! SAWEET!
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Old May 6, 2014, 11:32 PM   #563
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Iron, it sure is looking good so far.
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Old May 7, 2014, 04:43 PM   #564
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Man Cave

This little project has been over 2 years in the making.

Tweaking. Adjusting. Getting everything just where I wanted it.

And now...ahhhhhhh!!!!!!

I have limited space as do most so it compacts into it's own little corner of the garage and we can still get one car in when "The Cave" is not in use. Spread out, it is workshop/reloading nirvana.

Behold.

There were too many pictures to post here so I put up a photo stream where you can see the whole series of pictures.That's okay, right?

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#A45VaUrziXV0k
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Old May 8, 2014, 09:23 PM   #565
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I like your bench on wheels. I'm cramped on space too. Which brand is it and where can I buy one?
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Old May 8, 2014, 09:26 PM   #566
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I like your bench on wheels. I'm cramped on space too. Which brand is it and where can I buy one?

Brand is Wheelen.

Came from Costco.

Quality is amazing. I thing I got it on sale for under $400. I looked at building a benching but I couldn't come close to building one like I wanted for under $400 and especially with all the features this one has.

They come and go at Costco. Sometimes they have me sometimes they don't.
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Old May 8, 2014, 09:55 PM   #567
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My current setup has no wheels and the reloading tables sit on furniture moving pads. I can easily push the tables when needed. Thanks for the info. I'll look for it online.
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Old June 7, 2014, 08:15 PM   #568
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Spent the last couple weekends building a new reloading bench, I had been using an old 4' kitchen island which was starting to wobble bad from the stress of working the press. We have a spare bedroom that is my computer/gun/reloading room. Here are some pics.

The framework and shelves done. I did add carriage bolts to corners after these pics were taken.





The top mounted that is 3/4" pine plywood and 3/4" oak plywood for 1 1/2" thickness with 1x6 oak trim on face and right side. Also a metal drawer cabinet mounted.





Stained, painted, and installed. Started setting it up, still have a few things to figure out where I want them mounted and adds some oak trim around the window. Eventually I'am going to build a nice oak shelf unit to replace the cheap bookcase I'm using now on the bench. Bench is attached to the wall studs and is rock solid. very happy with how it turned out.







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Old June 7, 2014, 09:30 PM   #569
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NICE setup Monte! One thing I like in my room is the laminate floor. One hundred spilled primers can roll a good distance, but picking them up is pretty easy. DON'T ask me how I know.

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Old June 7, 2014, 10:47 PM   #570
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Thanks Fly..... Yeah Thought about changing the floor covering to a laminate, just not in the budget right now. But down the road I will just for the reason you stated, I've already had to hunt down a few primers.
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Old June 8, 2014, 12:43 AM   #571
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loading bench

no pics, but I have limited room. one bench and 4 presses. Each press is mounted on a piece of 2 x 10, the press in use is then clamped to the bench/table. Started this waayyyy before all the new changeable mount systems. Loading area is so small that I just need to swivel chair 180 to use computer to check data/loads etc from internet. Powder Mfg's posting loads on their websites is Grreeat (thank you Tony the Tiger). presses are Dillon rl550, Rcbs Rock chucker and 2 mec shotgun loaders. One the MEC presses is a MEC 500 progressive circa 1960, still works makes good shotshells will work on fotos soon
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Old June 8, 2014, 09:28 AM   #572
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Spent the last couple weekends building a new reloading bench, I had been using an old 4' kitchen island which was starting to wobble bad from the stress of working the press. We have a spare bedroom that is my computer/gun/reloading room. Here are some pics. [See thread for images]

Very nice reloading bench. Thanks for sharing!

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Old June 10, 2014, 08:28 AM   #573
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Looks great...very nice job! However, I would get rid of the carpet because your only option after a powder spill will be to vacuum it up which is not recommended.
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Old June 10, 2014, 02:01 PM   #574
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Lots of good efforts here, nice to see it all.
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Old June 10, 2014, 04:58 PM   #575
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Thanks mnoirot64 and fretless33.....Yeah the carpet will be going soon to be replaced with laminate flooring as soon as the budget allows.
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