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champ198
05-08-2008, 12:29
lets see how you all got your stuff set up on the bench
ill have to get some pics of mine tonight

AggieMM
05-08-2008, 12:48
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=809912

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=720026

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751392

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810140

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781218

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867550

RugerFan58
05-08-2008, 13:48
AggieMM, I've stole a few ideas off some of those threads over the years. Wealth of info on them.

Pappy John
05-09-2008, 09:09
Oh, the chaos!!
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-2/1151859/bench1.jpg

RugerFan58
05-09-2008, 10:27
Oh, the chaos!!
]Wish mine was this clean. Yours looks excellent.

RLDS45S
05-10-2008, 00:17
A clean work bench is a sign of sick mind! :wavey:

AlPackin
05-10-2008, 06:34
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj300/AlPackin/IMG_1023.jpg

bfox
05-10-2008, 07:41
Alpackin True CRB style .:supergrin:
The Progresso cans for turret stands what a great idea !:cool:

Bill

Myke_Hart
05-10-2008, 10:36
Ok here is my reloading closet!

It's a 360 degree reloading station!

I haven't put the drywall up yet. But it is still functional.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/reloading/IMG_0596.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/reloading/IMG_0609.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/reloading/IMG_0604.jpg

Above no longer exists.... I moved out of the closet above.

Now it looks like.
http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll264/myke_hart/reloading/IMG_0848.jpg

Goose5
05-10-2008, 15:31
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c56/Goose5/ReloadingStation.jpg

RustyFN
05-10-2008, 17:49
A clean work bench is a sign of sick mind! :wavey:
I'm glad to hear that. Mine is a mess now.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce35b3127ccebdebe93e614200000026100DZOGblm4Yo

It's a little more crowded these days.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8da27b3127cceb7673d512e0000000026100DZOGblm4Yo

bhawkeye
05-11-2008, 00:03
Well I was moving to be close (across the street) to my grandkids when I decided to start reloading again. The house I bought need significant “upgrades” so no place to set up the reloading equipment.
My son (& more importantly – his wife) agreed to let me set up a small, temporary space in their garage – so I have half my presses set up & am happily getting going again.

Since I could only have about 2’ of “dedicated” space on their 16’ bench and
knew I wanted to have at least two presses set up, I decided to mount a 2’ (actually 25”) wide x 50” long section of 2” oak countertop, which my son had “just waiting for a good project”. I got some 6061-T6 aluminum channel (3” x 0.258" x 1.5”) for bracing. I ran a length of channel the length of the top and one on the bottom, under each press from side to side. Bolted it to the top of the existing bench, through the bench from the top channel to the two bottom channels, & with angle brackets to studs in the wall. It is VERY stable. Heres what it looks like (you'll notice I took way more than 2' - but not "dedicated"):

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh269/bhawkeye/xxxLnL_files/TempBench-03.jpg



Here’s the die setup, with the KISS bulletfeeder. Also, I have added the EGW “U” die in station 1, for resizing. This had the added benefit of allowing easier removal of the powder measure. The Hornady New Dimension sizing die that I used initially had a much longer depriming rod, which interferred with powder measure removal (because of the KISS). The dies are: EGW "U" sizing die, Hornady LnL powder measure w/KISS ptx, KISS bulletfeeder. Hornady New Dimensoin seating die with Microjust, Hornady New Dimension Taper Crimp Die. One benefit of the LnL AP is half station indexing. The shellplate indexes a half station on the upstroke and a half station on the downstroke. This makes it very easy to visually check the powder level between the powder measure/ptx station and the KISS bullet insertion. Don't think you can do this on a Dillon (to be fair though - the half station indexing is also the source of the "5th station" restrictions/problems).

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh269/bhawkeye/xxxLnL_files/DiesWkiss.jpg



Here’s how tight a fit the KISS makes the powder measure – between the KISS & the primer tube shield – no contact, but it’s sure close. You can also see the primer tube follower I added (currently 1/8” brass rod). The blue tape marks zero. I have marks for 5 & 10 remaining also. I’m planning to replace this brass rod with a brass tube. It’ll still be plenty of weight, but in case of a detonation – a tube should make a much less efficient missile.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh269/bhawkeye/xxxLnL_files/TightFit-and-lowPrimerIndicator.jpg




I bought the $25 bracket from Roger (bulletfeeder.com), so I didn’t need the big PVC base tube. It was great (looks like an angle bracket with a toilet mount) – but mounting it to the case feeder column (which I did) requires ~1/4” shim between the mounting bracket & the column of the case feeder to avoid interference with the lower case feeder bracket. No biggie.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh269/bhawkeye/xxxLnL_files/KISSmount.jpg


The only other thing I’ve done is to JBweld a stainless steel washer to the press frame under the primer ram. This makes it much easier to seat the primers (for me, anyway), & doesn’t bang on the cartridge catcher bracket. It does, however, mean you have to raise the ram slightly to manually cycle the primer slide. I have never had a primer pick up or primer slide issue – except for the last primer. If you’re going to reload another hundred – reload the primer tube when you get below 5 remaining. I thought I had a primer feed issue – but it turned out to be an indexing problem. Even if it seems ok on initial setup, watch it closely for the 1st few hundred rounds. Mine started slightly undershooting on the downstroke. The hole didn’t perfectly align with the primer ram, so when I pushed the handle up nothing happened & I spilled powder. A LITTLE counterclockwise on the left pawl adjustment – HEAVEN.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh269/bhawkeye/xxxLnL_files/JBweldWasher-PrimerSeatingMod.jpg



I have another LnL AP & a LnL classic single stage, which will have to wait for MY garage to be finished. I have 2 6’ benches for the presses & an 8’ bench for cleaning, repair, & projects. I have also designed & built (with emachineshop.com) strongmounts, which I got locally powdercoated, custom designed for my presses. OK, I know it’s stupid, but I’m not a mechanical engineer & I’d never designed anything in sheet metal by myself before. Just had to try. Their software is great (for a novice) – their pricing is pretty high (and it’s gone up since I did mine).

I know this is long – but I have to say I LOVE the LnL AP & the Redding UltraMag. Also – for the UltraMag, I use the Lee Autoprime II. This is a fantastic product. It feels cheesey – the 1st time I assembled it I almost broke it – you have to “help” the last ~20 primers down the chute (I use a small allen wrench), but you can adjust the primer depth precisely, never had an upside down primer - & in use it feels & works GREAT. Also, the RCBS Chargemaster is amazing. As someone who has spent a lot of time with a trickler – NEVER AGAIN! You gotta see it to believe it. The problem is – it’s so fun to watch. Using the manual setting, you can actually use a powder measure(set a few grains below your desired charge) to fill the pan & it will trickle the last few grains to a perfect charge. What a trip! I remember the painstaking process of charging precision rifle rounds by hand. A few – no big deal – but make a hundred, ouch! This thing is amazing (to me).

After the 1st 8K, the only "complaint" I have is that I wish it had a swaging station & primed on the ram upstroke - 1 out of 50 "crimped primer" cases that get through my hand screening sure play havoc with my reloading rate & my elbow (I'm old).

RUDY850
05-11-2008, 08:47
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture810.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture809.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture808.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/RUDY850/Picture807.jpg

fourrobert13
05-11-2008, 13:23
Here's mine.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g229/fourrobert13/DSCF0928.jpg

pugs
05-13-2008, 10:07
here's mine

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc96/glock3540/DSC01729.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc96/glock3540/DSC01731.jpg

WellArmedSheep
05-13-2008, 11:21
Here it was the day I got it set up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/scrcteach/IMG_6778.jpg

It's not so clean, nowadays, LOL!

I installed the cabinets in my "office" for the sole purpose of mounting the press. I love it!

vanRichten
05-15-2008, 12:44
Here is my setup for now. It tends to change quite a bit as time passes.

http://www.vanrichten.com/Images/ARF/ReloadingBenchSized.jpg

skyflyer
05-15-2008, 20:48
Here is my bench.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/skyflyer00/010-1.jpg

freakshow10mm
05-15-2008, 22:11
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/Handloading/P4150025.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/Handloading/P4150024.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/Handloading/P4150001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/freakshow10mm/Handloading/P4150023.jpg

ccwhite
05-09-2009, 21:55
Here's mine. I am so happy with how it came out. It's not this clean right now!! LOL
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=73343402&albumID=2765490&imageID=46367385
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=73343402&albumID=2765490&imageID=46367390
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=73343402&albumID=2765490&imageID=46367396

jawjaboy
05-10-2009, 04:17
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0192-1.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0367.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0324.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0357.jpg

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0343-1.jpg

GioaJack
05-10-2009, 11:03
What type of seating stem do you use to get those pies in the case? Don't know how to upload pictures to this site, (I'm an idiot). I've always had a spare bedroom to use as a loading room... may be one of the reasons I go through wives on a regular basis. (A wife is easier to replace than a good loading room!)

380Seecamp
05-10-2009, 11:20
My humble loading bench:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii312/380Seecamp/IMG_7768.jpg

ccwhite
05-10-2009, 13:54
What is CRB Land?? I see this sticker on a couple of reloading benches here. I'm sure I should know this, but don't.:whistling:

RustyFN
05-10-2009, 14:33
What is CRB Land?? I see this sticker on a couple of reloading benches here. I'm sure I should know this, but don't.:whistling:

Cheap Rat Bastard.


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0343-1.jpg


UM pie.

jawjaboy
05-10-2009, 14:46
Cheap Rat Bastard.


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g194/jawjaboy/IMG_0343-1.jpg



How dare you. :rofl:

njl
05-10-2009, 16:50
I was going to do one of those do-it-yourself workbenches with lumber from Home Depot, but then I found this on closeout, and it was just too good to pass up.

It's the guest / reloading room.

The flashlight was Colorado4Wheel's idea...I just improved on it with color coordinated velcro I happened to have lying around.

plasticslap
05-10-2009, 18:10
College apt bedroom closet.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n76/plasticslap/Photo_041809_001.jpg

Landric
05-10-2009, 18:10
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Landric/DSCF3263.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Landric/DSCF3266.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Landric/DSCF3250.jpg

stanggt9050
07-14-2009, 12:58
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc307/stanggt9050/workbench/DSC01511.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc307/stanggt9050/workbench/DSC01512.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc307/stanggt9050/workbench/DSC01513.jpg

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc307/stanggt9050/workbench/DSC01514.jpg

ursoboostd
07-14-2009, 19:06
Any objections to just buyin a craftsman work bench and goin from there? -Wade-

jdavionic
12-29-2009, 15:01
My wife just got me a new workbench. Since I use my workbench for reloading too, I thought I'd take some pics & share. I have 2 large Irwin clamps that I use to secure my presses when I'm reloading (shown in the second pic). The cabinet is a separate work area (has its own maple top). I keep my brass, scale, manuals, calipers, etc in there. I love it. She got it at Sams Club.
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9895/img3509d.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/img3509d.jpg/)

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6056/img3511w.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/img3511w.jpg/)

bdhawk
12-31-2009, 10:49
i have a self built 12X20 shop for reloading.

GioaJack
12-31-2009, 11:02
i have a self built 12X20 shop for reloading.


Was Home Depot having a clearance sale on blue paint or are you a closet Smurf? :supergrin:

Jack

Colorado4Wheel
12-31-2009, 11:10
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_2914.jpg

I added this shelf in front of my seat at eye level for the scale.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_2937.jpg

I have also added another corner shelf on the right and a casefeeder for the 550. But the design is the same.

GioaJack
12-31-2009, 11:16
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_2914.jpg

I added this shelf in front of my seat at eye level for the scale.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_2937.jpg

I have also added another corner shelf on the right and a casefeeder for the 550. But the design is the same.


Your pictures are crooked... don't you own a level? :whistling:

Jack

bdhawk
12-31-2009, 12:01
Was Home Depot having a clearance sale on blue paint or are you a closet Smurf? :supergrin:

Jack

blue is my favorite color. it sets off my eyes.:supergrin: if i am buying something, and blue is one of the choices, i buy blue. my jeep TJ wrangler sport is blue. the bench on the other side of my shop is a very dark blue. i even painted my RCBS single stage press dark blue, it was worn enough to need a coat of paint, and i just couldn't see painting it green, one of my least favorite colors. and.....i am to big and ugly to be a smurf, or smurf wannabe. but i do have aspirations to being a really cool mall ninja. i have lots of duct tape, i just need to get a trauma plate and some other tacticacool stuff, and i will be set.

Colorado4Wheel
12-31-2009, 12:12
Here is what it really looks like when I am loading. Notice the brand new stash of 20K CCI's on the left. I have more in the drawer.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_3283.jpg

Uncle Don
12-31-2009, 19:16
Here is a few from after a bench modification. I'd like Colorado to note that I have used Dillon products in the past.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/djdorn/2007_0615AC-1.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/djdorn/LoadmasterStrongMount.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/djdorn/DSCF0007.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/djdorn/DSCF0006.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/djdorn/DSCF0005.jpg

ohioshooter
12-31-2009, 20:31
http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu292/ohioshooter/08030922191-1.jpg

PBKing
12-31-2009, 21:29
Thats some fine woodwork there Uncle Don

robin303
12-31-2009, 22:02
Thats some fine woodwork there Uncle Don

I agree. :supergrin:

RugerFan58
12-31-2009, 22:12
Here is what it really looks like when I am loading. Notice the brand new stash of 20K CCI's on the left. I have more in the drawer.

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r215/98sr20ve/DSC_3283.jpgSteve, any close up pictures of your light set up on your 550 ? Looks pretty nice from what I can see of it.
Uncle Don, I bet you could drive a tractor trailer over your homemade strong mounts. Very impressive workmanship. :cheers:

Justincase
01-01-2010, 01:36
Man you guys have some really nice clean setups and some great workmanship.
I am just getting back into reloading and starting to get the old gear dusted off.
This thread gives me a lot of inspiration and ideas for setting my bench up.
I see that I am not the only one to figure out that a billiard ball makes a great press handle upgrade for cheep.

Travclem
01-01-2010, 10:13
Here's my bench
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/reload.jpg

And here's my cabinet, it's a little bare but I have 10,000 primers and 8lbs of powder on backorder at Graf's.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/reload2.jpg

Not bad for a college setup (thanks to my Fiancee and future father in law)

Landric
01-01-2010, 10:56
Mine has changed a little bit since I posted my last pics:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Landric/IMG_0310.jpg

jwc17
01-01-2010, 13:09
I see that I am not the only one to figure out that a billiard ball makes a great press handle upgrade for cheep.

I would like to replace the wood handle on my Lee Classic Turret Press.

Where can you buy just one billiard ball?

Do you have any tips on how to drill a billiard ball?

bdhawk
01-01-2010, 13:41
i have a cue ball on my single stage press handle. i chose it cause cue balls are a bit larger than the other balls. i used my drill press to drill the ball. i put the ball in the drill press vice, protecting it with some leather. i chose a drill bit that is slightly larger than the handle shaft, drilling about 2/3 the way through the ball. the only difficult part is finding the center point of the ball. i then mixed some epoxy and epoxied the shaft into the ball. there was an overflow of epoxy, which i promptly cleaned off. i let the epoxy cure, and i had/have a more ergonomic sized ball for my press. you can also drill and tap the ball, and then you just have to screw it on. i chose not to do this because i did not want to buy a large tap with the correct thread pitch. i feel the epoxy method is stronger, 'cause it allows for a deeper hole in the ball. you could drill a stepped hole allowing the threaded portion to be deeper and the un-threaded portion of the hole for the un-threaded part of the shaft in the hole. that was more effort and cost that i did not want to spend.

it has been many years since i did this project, so i don't remember where i bought the cue ball. it seems like it was target, but i cannot be sure.

Uncle Don
01-01-2010, 18:15
Thats some fine woodwork there Uncle Don

Very kind of you. The press stands have held up well and spread the footprint out. I cut the dovetails large in hopes that it would hold better, and so far, it has. The small box fits into the back of the press stand - you just give it a push from the mouse hole in the front to get to it.

Hoser
01-01-2010, 23:08
Manville. No girls allowed unless your naked or a bird dog.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6d5d54dff1.jpg

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f83f12d457.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

robin303
01-01-2010, 23:25
Manville. No girls allowed unless your naked or a bird dog.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6d5d54dff1.jpg

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f83f12d457.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

Talking about a clean room. Dang you have one heck of a set up there buddy. :thumbsup:

SDGlock23
01-01-2010, 23:41
My space is somewhat limited, but I've got room enough for my 550 and Lee single stage.

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3913/crb9209.jpg

BABOB
01-02-2010, 04:03
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/babob/RELOADING/022107008.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v639/babob/RELOADING/Dillon%20550B/Dillon550B0330080058x6.jpg

Uncle Don
01-02-2010, 05:17
There is some amazing setups here - I'm very impressed at the ingenious way that some make use of tight space. This was a good thread.

mattellis2
01-02-2010, 06:51
Manville. No girls allowed unless your naked or a bird dog.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6d5d54dff1.jpg

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f83f12d457.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

so, are there any open spaces for adoption in the future? i am pretty quiet, don't eat much, and can produce my weight in ammo in a few hours!

seriously, nice place you have there!

schild
01-02-2010, 07:58
http://www.scottschildgen.com/Other/Firearms/DSC0001/478357818_CR8TC-XL.jpg

Justincase
01-02-2010, 16:24
I would like to replace the wood handle on my Lee Classic Turret Press.

Where can you buy just one billiard ball?

Do you have any tips on how to drill a billiard ball?


Second hand shop, garage sale, maybe a pool hall? Friend with a table and that has a spare?
The one I got I found laying around in a junkyard when I was getting some parts=free.

Anyway the handle on my rock crusher is 5/8 dia. So I used a same sized fostner bit, it makes a clean precise & flat bottom hole and it has a small centering tip in the center, I lined it up with the number on the ball and drilled away about 2/3 the way.

I did use a drill press and I used hot melt glue to secure it, it holds good and you can warm it up to soften the glue grip on it to remove it if you want to.

DEADLYACCURATE
01-02-2010, 17:37
Manville. No girls allowed unless your naked or a bird dog.

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/6d5d54dff1.jpg

http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/f83f12d457.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

I have only 2 questions. 1 Is that a Barrett? 2 If so will you marry me? :bowdown::notworthy::alex:

Hoser
01-02-2010, 19:38
I have only 2 questions. 1 Is that a Barrett? 2 If so will you marry me?

Yes it is a 82A1 there in the corner. Next to it is an AIAW in 243.

And no. Unless your rich and have a really bad heart.

recycooler
01-16-2010, 08:27
Just got it all setup....http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll27/funkdrawer4/reloader.jpg