Lots of great benches here. Crazy the amount of stock I see in some of the older ones, wonder if they are still sitting on all that stock.
Figured I'd move this thread over, in light of all the folks who posted such great stuff back on the old 'Hide. I captured a lot of it and will incorporate into the new room(s).
Another snowy weekend spent in the barn attic saw the completion of all my framing and the installation of all the wiring. Put in 8 outlets in the room, all at 48" height, to give plenty of clearance over benches. Wired in the light switches, too.
I found a really neat fixture at Home Depot which is an LED track light, but built in an "S" shape. So you can point lights in all kinds of interesting directions. And it current draw is tiny. I'll combine that with some on-bench lights.
Decided, too, to add a Gunsmithing bench for rifle building and other projects. That will be separate from the reloading benches. But I have lots of room.
Pictures when I get around to it. We're getting a 14" dusting of snow up here. So may get a day off tomorrow to keep going!
Insulating next. Did I mention I hate insulating? It itches.
I still haven't figured out a tag line, but instead I'll just type this....
If you rock and fire tape, you will eliminate all sorts of air leaks and dust invasion points. You can rock, fire tape then ship lap. This is what I do in houses where the owner desires the look of ship lap. I also paint that rock a dark brown before we apply the siding.I’m trying to decide if I want to sheet rock or also looking at possibly doing ship lap for walls. Next step in the meantime will be insulation.
So a kitchen, but for bullets. Food for your guns.If i was assembling the perfect reloading room, it would be large enough to have an island in the middle of it. I would utilize all four sides to mount presses or equipment rather than mounting each of them a traditional bench top.
For a limited space, it is very well done.My space was very limited as I retired recently and converted my home-office into office/reloading room. Used a combination of built-in counter space, Frankford Arsenal's Platinum Series Reloading Stand, and leveraged Inline Fabrication Quick Change Mounts and Wall Organizers to save space. While not as visually awesome as many of the tables shown here (which I lust after but couldn't work in m limited space) ... it's remarkably functional and works for me. The Frankford Stand and Inline Fab stuff worked way better than I thought it would, and there's nothing I've wanted to do thus far, that hasn't worked in this setup for the five calibers I'm reloading now. Being able to move the press from "light duty" (on the Frandford Stand) to "heavy duty" (on the counter-mounted stand) via Inline Fab mounts is super helpful. Out of sight behind me is another shelf system where I store primers, bullets, blocks, hand-tools, etc. Here's a photo of my Low-Tech / Low-Budget / Space-Optimized "reloading corner". Very thankful my wife allowed this, and I've been surprised at how well it's worked.
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The framed case has two "special" pistols ... left is a never-fired mirror-polished 1978 Walther PPK ... right is a never-fired mirror-polished 2018 SIG P220 Compact with 24K gold-plated controls. I may fire them "someday" ... but not "today".For a limited space, it is very well done.
Thank you for all the details.
May need to see more of the space to get the framed handgun in view and the heavy duty storage cabinet to the far right.
No reloading room is complete without Folgers cans and zip loc bags.
Don't feel bad ... everyone else's is a mess too ... they just clean up for the photo.Love these reloading area threads, always pickup a few new ideas. Thanks. My area is like 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag but I can do a few different operations at once so if I need to decompress for a few minutes there is always something to do.
At the rate my 8 kids go thru ice cream I can just about trade all of them out monthly. And I gradually slipped into coffee snobbery so this house hasn't seen a folger's can in a while lol.Well that just wont do. Doesnt have the same structural stability as a Folgers can.
Its funny you say that, I dont think Ive ever drank folgers at home.......I have no idea where all these cans came from lol.At the rate my 8 kids go thru ice cream I can just about trade all of them out monthly. And I gradually slipped into coffee snobbery so this house hasn't seen a folger's can in a while lol.
Its funny you say that, I dont think Ive ever drank folgers at home.......I have no idea where all these cans came from lols goes to
He get those cans from the corner restaurant ,in his neighborhoodIts funny you say that, I dont think Ive ever drank folgers at home.......I have no idea where all these cans came from lol.