What does your reloading bench look like

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by tEN wOLVES, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Terry P's set up is close to mine. My bench top is tall enough that I can stand and work, but I have a tall draftsman chair with wheels and footrest
    It's 2' x 6' on one side and 16" x 4' on the other. I have a 2' x 3' window centered on the bigger wall with adj. shelves between the window and the wall.
    On the other wall I have peg board and a cabinet that I keep all my dies and toolheads in. In the lower right of the pic you'll see plastic containers. These are full of my little brass childrens.;) :D
    This is my only pic. Guaranteed to kill roaches and scare small children. :eek: :D


    Art

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  2. TranterUK

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    Hey Art

    I would have to say we take joint first prize, if there was one. The fact that either of us can find anything is clearly a testament to our superior abilities!

    I mean look at some of there guys benches, there is no challenge in getting anything done on them. :)
  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

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    Martin, I might not see it, but I sure as hell know were it is. What gives me grief is when I clean and straighten everything up. THATS when I can't find anything. :D
    I tend to work better in clutter, it matches whats inside my cranium. ;) :D



    Art
  4. TranterUK

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    Trust me Art, you dont want to know, no, I dont want to know what inside mine. :eek:
  5. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Your set up is something like what I have now, sort of a mix of things, but it sounds like you know where everything is, I'm the same way, I've had things that way so long, but I still no where things are when I need them. When I get this new bench built, and everything put away where I think it's supposed to go, that's when the challenge will come in ," WHERE DID I PUT THAT" This will be the part that will take some getting used to, but it will be nice to have some area that isn't cluttered up with stuff.

    Thanks for sharing

    tEN wOLVES
  6. giturgun

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    :eek:That caught me by surprise, I haven't seen mine , or at least much of it for some time now. It be covered with junk. I gotta get it in gear and clean up some day.:rolleyes: Naw it just wouldn't look like my bench then:eek: Now I am making excuses for my lazy ways. :D:D
  7. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    :confused:It's easy to do , make excuses that is, I've been doing it for too long now, that's why I decided to do something about, HOPE I CAN :rolleyes::eek::eek:


    tEN wOLVES :D
  8. Terry_P

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    I try to keep it neat as I feel that is the best way to avoid mistakes in the process. The old bench used to be just a work bench and the whole area evolved into a reloading area once I took it up. Funny how that happens. The bench with the metallic equipment is covered with the bench tops they sell at Home Depot. They are supported underneath with side by side 2x10 (Can't remember if it's 10's or 12's as I'm where it's warm and sunny and not in NH) ledgered and braced to the wall. It gives good solid support. It is high enough to stand and I also have a stool with good back support. Underneath the bench are more shelves for brass, empty boxes, shotshell components etc. Behind it (out of the picture) there is a large open shelf that was made to hold individual coffee mugs for the employees of the company I retired from, that I salvaged from a building that was being demo'ed. It was made in a first rate manner so I use it to store the loaded ammo by caliber on one side and you name it in the other 65 or so spaces on the rest.

    Use your own ideas and adapt it to your needs as you develop your own area. The main thing is to be safe first and have fun at a great hobby.
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  9. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Hello TerryP

    Thanks for your reply, sounds like you and I think alike, I was taught at a young age to work neatly and always keep my work area neat and clean too, about 1980 I built a 8'x40"x36" high free standing work bench, it's a great bench, I added six drawers and a closed cabinet on the other side, I then realized by adding my loading press I would have trouble opening the drawers or the cabinet, so I stuck in the middle, which was fine and it worked out well,but then three years ago I got interested in leather work, so I've been sharing the bench with leather, wood work and loading, which is too much for a guy that likes to work clean and neat, and now I have a Hornaday LNL AP on order so I need a place for loading without all the other stuff, so the bench I'm going to make now will be 8'x36"x36" high, I'll be able to sit or stand at this bench too, this will be a loading and gun bench only, which will clean things up real well. Thanks for showing you neat and clean bench and loading area you did good Pard. :)

    tEN wOLVES
  10. oneounceload

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    This was made from a gorilla brand rack system and doubling a 5/8" sheet of plywood - I still need another 4-8 feet.....
  11. tEN wOLVES

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    Hello Oneounceload

    Your set up looks real workable, and it looks to be a real solid unit, I like your shelving, the brackets for the shelves don't take up very much room, I had to look twice to see them. You say you need another 4/8' of space, I've come to the understanding that we work shop aholics never have enough horizontal area, in my shop I have a 4x4' bench, a 3x6',a 12'x2', a 8'x40" and now I'm going to make a 8'x36"x36", so you can see what I mean, some day I'll get it all the way I want it, but really I have no complaints,I realy like my work shop, just always striving to make things better.

    Thanks for sharing Oneounceload, were getting a nice selection of benches and work areas and how others are doing things and the material they're using :)

    tEN wOLVES :D
  12. thomas44

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    LOL...yeah, I tried to rotate the dang picture and didn't get it accomplished. Love my firearms...love reloading....and love my kitty kat. She's a good little buddy !
  13. tEN wOLVES

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    Will Thomas, I'm glad we got that straighten out, I think some of these guys were thinking of doing the same thing , they just didn't know which wall to put it on, but your loading bench looks good, and I bet the cat makes good company,

    tEN wOLVES
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    Art your just a big ole cajun teddy bear, good to see who's given me advice.
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    I wouldn't go with the 2X4 Basics kit. I did consider it and decided that I could make it stronger and cheaper without the kit. I'm very proud of how this bench turned out. I wanted it to be nice looking as it is in my bedroom. (You might be a redneck .. if you have a reloading bench in your bedroom) Mine is around 3' X 5' I don't remember the exact measurements as I built it about 18 months ago. It is solid as a rock though and could easily be made bigger.
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  16. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Hello CCWhite

    Thanks for sharing your set up with us, it looks good, nice and neat, and your bench looks to be real solid and heavy duty, I like the way you have things laid out, everything easy to get to, and using a baby bottle for your spent primers is a good idea, your room looks like a peaceful place to do your reloading, which is important, well done CC

    Ten Wolves
  17. Axeman810

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    just getting started and I love my new bench.
  18. Bruce FLinch

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    Real nice set up CC. :)
  19. gdmoody

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    Yea, makes mine look like a tornado hit it!:eek::p
  20. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    I don't know GD, maybe a light wind, but not a tornado, things are a little array but I bet you know where everything is when you want it.:):confused:


    tEN wOLVES :D
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