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Old 05-30-2010, 7:32 AM
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Nice work bench guys! This is my mine.
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Can you still open the right-side door on that first cabinet? It looks like the press gets in the way.
Sure can, I measured everything out so that it would fit. The picture is kinda at an angle so it looks off.
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Added a strong mount to clean up the bench and give my press more leverage. I am finally done!



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Well I just dove into reloading not too long ago, so my set up is still a work in progress. I just had to make room in the Man cave/gun smithing/panic room for it.
Here's a quick vid I just took of it.

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Those are some fine Man Caves. All well organized, spacious and clean. I would be embarassed to post pictures of my bench as it is the complete opposite of the rest of yours. Unorgainzed, cramped, dirty, things all over the floor....etc. It's amazing that I can work in those conditions but I feel comfortable and it is my very own slice of heaven.
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Mark. I want to see picks of it. LOL
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There's been some changes since this pic. If I clean it I'll post again:

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Thats a very nice set up you got.
I got couple of dillons myself.
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Garage setup.



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All very nice set ups. I get asked all the time about the "right set-up" for my reloading customers and I tell them to find something study, give yourself enough room and try to keep it organized. I've got customers who have everything from a garage "man cave", rolling work carts, c-clamped in place single stage presses to entire rooms dedicated to reloading.

One my first benches was made of 2x4's and some plywood I put together using a jigsaw and a hammer.

Hopefully some more folks will post more pics, its neat to see all the different set-ups.
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As someone who has had a pistol come apart in her hands due to a double charge, I sure hope folks are only watching the screens/monitors/TVs I'm seeing while they process brass.
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Homemade mount for the Rockchucker? Or can you buy that somewhere?
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Homemade mount for the Rockchucker? Or can you buy that somewhere?
It's homemade but not by me. A gentleman from arf.com made it. It took him a while but it was worth the wait. This is the thread I found him in, bartonmd

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It gets the job done

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Wow, I was kindof scrolling quickly on this page and think I saw a 'tutty tat! Or, maybe a reloading bobcat. Wow.
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I think I saw these pics at THR. Impressive.
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Thanks. Its an efficient place to work.
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I am getting ready to build a reloading bench and thought I would check out all of the one's on this thread. I hope to one day be able to have as nice of a man cave and reloading bench as many of you.
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A reloading area remodel from about a month ago....

Shotgun area: The steel hopper above feeds lead shot into the MEC loaders (not shown) that are mounted to the two pipes that show just under the bench top.



The SDB's are mounted to a plate that is clamped in a large vise, it swivels so that I can use any one of the different calibers just by swiveling to the loading position.



Bullets behind the SDB's.



Cleaning and work area.

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Those are all some nice looking setups.

Here's mine that I just put together. It's in the corner of my sunroom and the total cost was less than $200 for the 2 cabinets. Everything else I had left over from my kitchen remodel or laying around the house.

The center section has a piece of countertop that drops in place if I remove the press, so I have a nice 90" long counter to work on other projects if I'm not reloading.

I'm going to get a fire rated safe to put between the cabinets that I'll bolt to the concrete and wall. That'll be were I store my handguns, powder and primer.

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Those are all some nice looking setups.

Here's mine that I just put together. It's in the corner of my sunroom and the total cost was less than $200 for the 2 cabinets. Everything else I had left over from my kitchen remodel or laying around the house.

The center section has a piece of countertop that drops in place if I remove the press, so I have a nice 90" long counter to work on other projects if I'm not reloading.

I'm going to get a fire rated safe to put between the cabinets that I'll bolt to the concrete and wall. That'll be were I store my handguns, powder and primer.

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You might want to rethink storing powder and primers in an enclosed safe. Without room to expand, if accidentally ignited, you've created a bomb.
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Damn, I need to clean up my bench.
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You might want to rethink storing powder and primers in an enclosed safe. Without room to expand, if accidentally ignited, you've created a bomb.
What would be the safest secure way of storing them?

The point of the fire safe is to prevent ignition in the event of a house fire. If there are better alternatives, I'm all ears.
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What would be the safest secure way of storing them?

The point of the fire safe is to prevent ignition in the event of a house fire. If there are better alternatives, I'm all ears.
In 3 fire safes, stored in 3 different underground bunkers in 3 different states. One safe/bunker/location for each - Primers, Powder, Loaded ammo. Your guns will have to be stored elsewhere, of course.

Well, you asked for the safest, most secure way of storing them...

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Seriously, in an open (ventilated) container or crate to allow the contents to burn slower and not explode.
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I'm having the final touches up on the bench as we speak. I had them built because I dont have the space nor the tools to actually make it myself... so I hope it turns out well. I'll put up pictures soon. This thread is very inspiring!!!

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Seriously, in an open (ventilated) container or crate to allow the contents to burn slower and not explode.
There's a reason why most powders come in plastic containers rather than metal...
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Some mighty nice benches there. Saw a few with fire extinguishers, one with a bar, one with handcuffs, all in all, damn nice. As soon as I can figure out how to post pictures, I'll post mine.

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I really like this reloading bench. Where did you get it?
Thanks, bought it a OSH, Orchard Supply, years ago. Fairly sturdy once its bolted against the wall.
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