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Reloading benches, and work areas, lets see 'em

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All right, i'm a fairly new poster, however i've lurked for a little while. What i'm asking here is simply to get some ideas for my "gun room" as I call it since I was banished to keep all firearms, hunting, and just about anything "man" related since we started having children. Well i'm wanting to overhaul it, and I have some money now to spend to make it the best that I can make it. Now I just need ideas. May I have the privilege of seeing your own personal "man spaces".

Thank you,

Branden
 
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You don't reload much do you? LOL. You have a lot of stuff! Don't let the newspapers see that, they'll label you the head of a paramilitary organization!

Branden
 
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Damn, you win. Seen a lot of people with 1 1050. But 2? I count 7 presses, any others not pictured?
 
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After you run a 1050 you'll see why you see a number of them in there.....bad motor scooters baby!
 
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I corrected the flag and added some patches, so this is now the definitive pic. I'm in a condo, but the neighbors leave me alone.

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vinconco, that's the ticket. No sense in loading ammo then trucking it to the range when you can load in your range. That's awesome.
 
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I finished this up last weekend, snagged the cabinets for $30 a piece at lowes

the girl wanted it all to look nice and match so i had all the paint blended, women....but i think it turned out nice

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Here's mine, a little bench I built to store all my crap. It gets the job done. I've added shelves since the pic was taken.
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Here's my little set up. Everything is "clamp-on" style because the wife doesn't want to see any of it.
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So, here's my setup. Bare with me, its pretty sparse, but I've yet to reload a single round and I'm actually waiting on the big brown truck to drop off the rest of my stuff tomorrow so I can actually start reloading. I have a bench in my office for my RC Helicopters, but the wife said no to reloading in the house.

Well, in our garage, we had this pile of left over bricks from when the house was built. I got the idea that I could use those pretty easily and make a pretty good reloading bench. After a day of moving stuff around in the garage and moving all the bricks three times, this is what I ended up with.

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Just for giggles, here's my deer blind
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: h2osport</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There is a great thread over on enos that is 34 pages long. Some great ideas for benches.

http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5485&st=0&start=0 </div></div>

Thanks for that link! It took me quite a while to get through it, but there's some great stuff over there.
 
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Here is mine plus some work I did with my Dremel router and wood burner
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Wow, there's some great stuff on here, and i'm going to check out that link as well. Thank you all for your responses, and your willingness to show your "man space"!

Branden
 
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Nice setup Math

This is my setup... not too large, just humble enough to get the job done

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All components get locked away
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Press is located on a different bench to avoid clutering as well we keep vibrations away from the Chargemaster and Beam Scale. I can have two people working in the room and not getting in each others way.
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I knew I wasn't posting for a fashion show so I didn't clean nothing up. Besides I'd never remember where I put it all.
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Vinconco has the best setup with the range right outside the window!!
 
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Thanks Vman it's a work in progress. It was the last room I finished in the basement still more work to do but it's functional.

Vinconco, No doubt he's one lucky Dude!!! I'm keeping this in mind for when I retire in About 20 more years.

 
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Primary bench

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Powder and primer storage
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Brass prep
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Portable station for range work
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Just a quick tip: linoleum flooring. Dropped cases can sometimes get dented on cement floors if they land on the mouth. This is particularly aggravating if they are already sized and primed. Don't use carpet as it makes it more difficult to clean up powder spills.
 
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After many different tries at suitable loading benches over the years, I just never figured out "that" bench. I think I've found a keeper this time. I installed two t-tracks into the top so as to allow mounting my presses, trimmers, measure, etc via some z-bar, 3/8" bolts and knobs while being able to quickly remove anything. I can now use the bench for more than loading. I did add some UHMW strips on the bottom of the z-bar to prevent trashing the finish on the oak.

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bkincaid thats a really nifty looking setup.

Is it easy to find components to do what you have done? Im not too handy and have never seen anything like it so im a bit of a newb.

Was it hard to do and where could I find the parts to do it?

Cheers in advance
 
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: vman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">bkincaid thats a really nifty looking setup.

Is it easy to find components to do what you have done? Im not too handy and have never seen anything like it so im a bit of a newb.

Was it hard to do and where could I find the parts to do it?

Cheers in advance</div></div>

vman,
The z-bar is probably the hardest thing to find but should be available at any place that makes traffic signs, they use it for stiffening wide signs, I paid $86.00 for a 10' piece. The t-track is the heavy duty type and is available at many woodworking supply shops. Not hard to do at all, just set the depth and width of tablesaw or router and install the track. It just uses regular old everyday 3/8" shank bolts and the hex heads fit the slot perfectly. Cut the z-bar to the lengths you need and the slots in the z-bar could be just drilled and sawn to the edge with a hacksaw, although it was really easy on the mill.

I really think this is going to be the cat's meow for me. I have built way too many benches over the last 25+ years and I think I have finally built my last one. Another plus is that it is 12' long, one piece and I just have to remove one strip of trim along the wall and it can be moved if the need ever arises.
 
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Some very nice setups shown in this thread.
 
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: chuff</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: h2osport</div><div class="ubbcode-body">There is a great thread over on enos that is 34 pages long. Some great ideas for benches.

http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5485&st=0&start=0 </div></div>

Thanks for that link! It took me quite a while to get through it, but there's some great stuff over there.
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Forget the reloading benches, I'm mesmerized by chuff's girl getting her pants on
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Dude ive sat there for like 5 minutes just watching it over and over and over
 
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: vinconco</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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I am SO jealous of this one - his shooting bench is INSIDE his loading room!!!!!!
 
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Yea... thats crazy to have such a luxury... i wish I could make single rounds and just shoot them immediately
 
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After looking at everybody else's cool looking setups, I refuse to post my junk! Nice looking setup for everybody that posted.
 
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Dang, I need to get my mancave finished and stocked up like you guys. Those pics were awesome, alot of great ideas for setting it up as well.
 
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Figured I'd join in. 'Course I took this pic when I first got started up reloading a month ago...it's got ALOT more stuff now.
Best part, that workbench is a $75 shelving unit from Lowe's reinforced with birch plywood that's sandwiched underneath for good measure. Don't hate on the camo paint on my Remmy!!
 
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: colt933</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: vinconco</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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I am SO jealous of this one - his shooting bench is INSIDE his loading room!!!!!! </div></div>

At least the lucky bastard has to deal with the noise of shooting in a barn/shed!

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