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Old September 23, 2008, 06:20 AM   #51
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Looks like it has been about 2 years since I posted a picture of mine in this thread, here is a more recent picture but it still is about a year outdated. It does show the new Loadmaster, but I also have the Turret press on the bench as well and have added a Lyman DPS 1200 to the works.
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Old December 4, 2008, 12:44 AM   #52
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Wow! You guys have some amazing set-ups... I'm very envious. This a cool thread with lots of great ideas so I thought I'd keep it going.
I don't have dedicated room or even a safe place in my garage for a reloading station so I built this little box that I can bring in the house and store in a closet when not in use. Hopefully, I'll have a room someday.
Don't laugh... it's little.
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Old December 4, 2008, 01:26 AM   #53
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Old December 4, 2008, 10:21 PM   #54
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Here's some pix of my "Man Cave"; it's located in the Warden's sewing room!



My Thumler Tumbler & timer are in the 5gal bucket. It's used in the utility room. The metal basket goes on my luggage cart when I go to the gun show to buy lead bullets and other supplies. The cart paid for itself in the first 20ft.



Note the beam scale; it's close to eye level. The shelving unit, including the 4ft light cost $100. I told the Warden if she wants to "build" a cover for the front and side that's removable to have at it.



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Old December 4, 2008, 10:47 PM   #55
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Here's my setup. It's funny, I was going to throw out this old bench that was sitting unused in my garage until I started reloading. Then it was perfect for the job because I could beat on it and drill holes in it, no problem!








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Old December 5, 2008, 12:37 AM   #56
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My reloading corner is actually in the corner of my bedroom, lol. I just bolted my press and powder measure to a Frankford Arsenal stand I got from Midway. I just spin it around when I want to go from charging to using the press. Plenty of room (so far) and it doesn't get in the way. That and I have my laptop right next to the desk so I can access online stuff without having to get up.


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Old December 6, 2008, 06:51 PM   #57
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New to Firingline.

Hello all,

This is my first upload using my cellphone camera, as you can tell.
I enjoy reloading .223, will get into 9mm at a later time.

I plan on using my good camera once I get use to this site. Enjoy
all of the god info, and cant wait to possibly share some of my own.

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Old December 6, 2008, 07:38 PM   #58
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See the "How to Reload" link in my siggy, Post #6 for my Mobile Bench.

See the videos in Post 1 for my fixed bench. (an old desk) Not as tidy as many folks', but I do have a system!
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Old December 6, 2008, 08:43 PM   #59
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Old December 6, 2008, 09:03 PM   #60
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I Built the Bench too,

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Old December 7, 2008, 01:24 AM   #61
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Hey Rembrant

Very nice get away from the bull***. You put that up yourself?
Love the woodwork.
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Old December 7, 2008, 02:46 AM   #62
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Rembrandt: I'm curious about that track mount system. What kind of track is that? I'm building a bench right now and I'm using this stuff: T track.

I'm getting it cheaper from McMaster Carr (I can never figure out how to get a link to a product on their site... just look up t track). It should allow my reloading bench to do triple duty like its going to have to. It also occasionally has to be a guitar-tech bench, and light duty electronics repair. I figure the most important part in making all these things get along is going to be frequent use of the shop vac!
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Old December 7, 2008, 03:23 AM   #63
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here is mine....



Pretty sturdy bench for all my reloading needs
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Old December 7, 2008, 11:41 AM   #64
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.....Rembrandt: I'm curious about that track mount system. What kind of track is that? I'm building a bench right now and I'm using this stuff: T track.

I'm getting it cheaper from McMaster Carr (I can never figure out how to get a link to a product on their site... just look up t track). It should allow my reloading bench to do triple duty like its going to have to. It also occasionally has to be a guitar-tech bench, and light duty electronics repair. I figure the most important part in making all these things get along is going to be frequent use of the shop vac!
The extrusion I used, (trade name 80-20 http://www.8020.net/T-Slot-4.asp ) is basically the same principal as T-track. It's offered in more configurations and shapes, has more accessories available. You can get it through MSC or any number of outlets. I used 2"W X 1" thick, about 36" long. With the help of a router its recessed into the bench top. Price is reasonable....less than $50.

I like the versatility it offers....for reloaders, vises, cleaning station and more.





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Old December 7, 2008, 03:40 PM   #65
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Thanks for the info. That looks a bit sturdier than the t-track, but its a bit more money as well. I've already ordered the t-track, so we'll see how it holds up. If it doesn't work, I can always rout a bigger slot for that stuff.

Its funny that this came up. I've just started construction on my bench, and had the thought to use a track system. I was thinking, "I wonder if anyone else has track mounts on their reloading bench," and then I found your post.
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Old December 7, 2008, 04:47 PM   #66
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Heres my very functional bench.
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Old December 7, 2008, 05:48 PM   #67
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I can chime in here.......

Overall view.....



Everything left of the toolbox is reloading related. The bench is 8 x 2 and 2.5" thick, very sturdy.....



Different view.... the "hats" above on the left are Mec shotshell loaders. The metallic stuff is stored underneath in the black metal cabinet....

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Old December 8, 2008, 07:43 PM   #68
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I have never seen such a bunch of junk in my life...especially the sliding setup that fellow had.
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Old December 9, 2008, 06:25 PM   #69
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A Little blurry, SORRY
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Old December 26, 2008, 10:50 AM   #70
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My Bench

Just set her back up
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Old December 26, 2008, 12:01 PM   #71
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I am going to go ahead and jump on the wagon here and post my pictures. I do have to say, Looking at these elaborant ones, I am almost too afraid to post. But hey mine functions well. I do like the reloading in a box. That is something a person should market, patent, then sell. Great idea. well here are mine. My wife actually helped me out and donated a corner space beside the washer and dryer.
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Old December 26, 2008, 08:02 PM   #72
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My Reloading and Gun Room

I am fortunate enough to have a spare bedroom for my reloading equipment, guns, ammo, etc. I think I featured my bench in an earlier post pointing out that it only took me 5 minutes to assemble it-there is hope for the woodworking-challenged! I found the bench at Home Depot-Bench by Keystone for about $80.00. Yes, I probably could have saved some money by buying the lumber myself and trying to build a similar bench. However, I stink at carpentry and woodworking and anything I try to build ends up looking like a piece of cr*p if you know what I mean. The bench was originally 60" x 24". I bolted the bench to 2' X 4's in the wall and it is solid as a rock. I then purchased a solid-core door for $35 and screwed it to the top of the bench for more room and even better support. I used remnants of the door to mount my Lee Loadmaster and Lee Classic Turret Press-beats
2" x 12" by a mile. With the torque generated by the Loadmaster the 2 x 12's were starting to split.
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Old December 26, 2008, 08:33 PM   #73
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These are some very nice setups...
Really liked that track system, too. That's slick.

I would post some pics, but it's pathetic at the moment. I currently have my press bolted to a piece of plywood and c-clamped to an old end table in the spare bedroom. It's counterweighted with a 12 man tent.

Pathetic.

I was gonna clear off a nice spot on my workbench, but it's such a crappy bench and I need to rebuild it. I've had so much other stuff going on lately, I haven't had time.

Soon, though....very soon. I'l post pics, too, when I'm done.
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:23 AM   #74
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here is my "dog house"...


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Old December 28, 2008, 03:47 PM   #75
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I really envy you guys who have a reloading "bench". I don't have enough space to dedicate to a proper bench, so I set up my presses on a grinder stand, and keep my dies, scales, priming devices, etc. in a Craftsman tool chest:



The whole rig rolls into the closet in my study when not in use:



I can sit at my computer while reloading in case I need to check any load data, so the setup works well for me.
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