What does your reloading bench look like

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  1. ccwhite

    ccwhite New Member

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    Thanks fellas. But to be honest Mine gets pretty cluttered up between loading sessions. I had just cleaned it up to do some case trimming. I figured I had better get the pics while it looked nice.:rolleyes:
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    I think we're all like that, things always look better when they're cleaned up a bit, but CC I think you probably keep a pretty tidy bench. I just about have my new bench finished, I should be posting a picture soon, I'm still waiting for my Hornady LNL AP to come in, I want to get it mounted before I take any pictures.

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  3. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Howdy All

    I just finished my new reloading bench, I haven't received my new Hornady LNL AP yet , but the bench will at least be done when it gets here, I used the 2x4 Basics bench legs and shelve brackets, I have to say this make a very sturdy unit, and the shelve brackets were a breeze to make, this give me plenty of room, and will free up my leather working bench, I used the shelves on my leather working bench, and it's going to work out fine. so here's some pictures of both.

    tEN wOLVES :D

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  4. gdmoody

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    You have a pretty nice looking setup yourself. Enjoy your LNL when you get it. This afternoon, after church, I bolted down my new Dillon RL 550B. I can't wait until I get a couple of the "conversion kits" so I can actually start reloading on the thing.
  5. RandyP

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    Here is one new reloaders answer to not much room upstairs and the basement is too darn cold -lol

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    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Thanks GDMoody, it's been a fun project, I know what your going through, I have had to learn to have more patience than I normally do, when it comes to waiting for things to come in the brown truck, All my ( use to be ) GOOD GUN STORES sold out or moved out of California, so I find myself turning to the internet more and more, at least they usually have what you want. Take care Pard


    Hello RandyP

    You made nice use of your space, and even though small it looks solid and sturdy, I think if you want to load bad enough, we all can come up with a good way to go about it, plus this will keep you out of the cold. thanks for sharing.


    Thanks Pards


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  7. JLA

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    Oh you had to ask...

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    sheesh, it doesnt look that bad in person, the camera must have added alot of that stuff. I need to clean it off and reorganize:D
  9. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Howdy JLA

    Sorry I didn't respond to your post, I bet you felt like an orphan, I just hadn't been on the PC for a while. you know there are extremes to everything, I'm a neat nick, probably because as a kid if I wanted to work or be in my Dads shop, I had to keep things neat and clean as I worked, my Dad came from a long line of craftsman, and this was the way he was taught, so it's in my blood to be this way, and I have to say it works real well for me, but I also have friends that are just the opposite and tend to get along ok, but will loose things all the time, and then find them after they already bought a new one, all because these things got lost in the mess, but this never bothered them a bit they continued to do things statuesque, and to loose things and forget where they put the stuff. LOL, IT'S ALL FUN , WE JUST ALL HAVE FUN IN DIFFERENT WAYS..



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  10. JLA

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    yeah. my problem is that i use the same desk to fix guns. hence the tools, two 1911 pistols, and the tool box on the right. yeah i clean it off once a month, but it just takes fixing two guns to muck it all up again. its a a vicious cycle. But believe it or not i know where everything is;)
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    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Howdy JLA

    I know where your coming from Pard, I/we all have this problem with horizontal surfaces, I guess this is why I built so many benches, clutter tends to drive me nuts, and It's not so much the mess that bothers me , it's not being able to put my hands on tools or parts when I need them, when working on my guns, so I have two benches for this, one for my long guns and one for hand guns, but I do know what your saying, I know friends that can have a cluttered bench, and still know where everything is at, for me as I've gotten older I like making things as easy as possible for my self, and when loading, it takes the stress out, and makes it a ton more safer when you have less to look at on your bench.:rolleyes:


    Take care, and have a great weekend :)


    tEN wOLVES :D
  12. Rembrandt

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    Been a long cold winter, have reloaded nearly 7000 rounds and still have two miserable cold months remaining.

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  13. tEN wOLVES

    tEN wOLVES New Member

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    Howdy Rembrandt

    Will I can see you like to work clean too, this is a really nice area you have for reloading, what are the two white containers in front of your bench :confused:, I'll take a guess that they're for your gun powder, I know a lot of guys are using old refrigerators to store there powder and loaded ammo, good idea, but what are these two white boxes?:confused: I see you also have nice overhead storage, great way to keep things dust free and clean. Question, what is that big press at the left side of your bench, that sucker is Awesome in size, and I like the way you have your presses on a slide mount, once you slide it in, all you have to do is tighten the nuts and you have a solid mount, great idea, and neat too, when done you can remove all of your presses and put them away, nice and neat, you really put some thought into this.:):cool: and you even have a compressed air line, how handy is that....

    You did a really great job designing your loading area, Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    tEN wOLVES :D
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  14. Rembrandt

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    Lower storage are roll cabs. Large turret press is an old Herters model....found it at a garage sale for 5 bucks. Has built in shop vac and air compressor. Track system is called "80-20", sort of like a quick detach system that allows equipment to be interchanged. Can add a cleaning station or re-loader in seconds.

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    Howdy Rembrandt

    Thanks for the reply Pard, I'd say without doubt you are a serious reloader, and like I said before you have put some thought into this, with great results, I like the fact that when your finished loading you can put everything away, that's a neat operation.those roller carts are a good way to store your ammo, I saw your vacuum hose but didn't know if you had a hook up there or not , another nice idea, vacuum and compressed air in the same location, you really have addressed all your needs and made things work the way you want them to.:cool:

    Take care Pard, and thanks for your input :)

    tEN wOLVES :D
  16. Tinner

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    Rembrandt, that is a really nice setup that you have there! I take it that the 80/20 rails are working out well and I was wondering about the dimensions of your rails. I am currently setting up a reloading room of my own and would really like to incorporate those into my benchtop. I have found the website to order them but have not a clue as to what the height and width of those would be. Any help is greatly appreciated. When i get mine up and going I will post some pics of my room.
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    80/20 extrusion I used is 1"H X 2"W X 36"L. You can use an end cap which will keep all the t-nuts intact or remove it to slide accessories in from the end. My bench top was thick enough to allow routing a trough for flush mount, bolts come up from the bottom into t-nuts to secure rail to bench. Mounting plates are 1/2" thick high density plastic with counter bored holes to recess the bolt heads.

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  19. armabill

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    Rembrandt: Great job, I like it !! Let's see some more pics.
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  20. USMC-03

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    That's one heck of a set-up Rembrandt. May I use some of your ideas on my future bench?

    Here are a couple of pics of the benches I'm getting from work. The maintenance department is cleaning out their shop and they've given me three benches and some big warehouse shelving. They are nothing fancy, but good solid benches and free is a very good price. I just need to figure out how to get it all home now.

    I'm going to use the smaller for my primary reloading bench and the larger for mostly a work bench but also for loading and gun work. I'm hoping to have the shelves set up, garage all cleaned up and benches in within the next month or so. I'll update the project and provide some more pictures as it progresses.

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