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Old 04-06-2018, 01:34 PM
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Haven't posted a photo of the reloading setup in a while. Taken this morning just before loading some pistol shells.

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Old 04-06-2018, 01:42 PM
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My reloading "bench" consists of a table top built from 2x4's and plywood c clamped to a couple of sawhorses. Yours looks like a pic from a reloading magazine. In the other hand, I've successfully loaded many thousands of rounds on mine so if your ever in the mood for a trade you can contact me here. It does look like we both have the same press though.

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Old 04-06-2018, 01:46 PM
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Something's wrong with your picture. I only see one press, and I know that can't be right.
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I like the spittoon in the lower right....
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:47 PM
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That's Nice.
I wish my reloading area looked half as neat and orderly.
My wife claims I have the organizational skills or a deranged pack-rat and I suffer from DB (Dirt Blindness) .
I have tried cleaning and organizing but at night the pack rats come back and undo all my work.
Keep up the good work....my only comment is....you need a few more presses !
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:25 PM
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No spit cans in my house! That's a coffee can of bullets. :-)

There is a Pacific single stage and a Pacific DL 266 in 12 and 20 gauge under the table. When I load rifle shells I use the Pacific. I have them mounted on plywood plates for easy mounting on the table. The small vise on the right end was my Dad's, I cherish it because I was only 9 years old when he died.

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I wish I could keep my bench that clean.
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Default A Few Small Things 'To Do'

I have added to the bench top pile for a week of new "things to do". After this post, I'm going to start doing things. 'Left side' is ammo, 'Right side is cast bullets piled to the back of the bench. 'Center' is the whole mess almost in one shot.

Keeping it neat and orderly lasts about 3 hours at the most.
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I have added to the bench top pile for a week of new "things to do". After this post, I'm going to start doing things. 'Left side' is ammo, 'Right side is cast bullets piled to the back of the bench. 'Center' is the whole mess almost in one shot.

Keeping it neat and orderly lasts about 3 hours at the most.

And you are an Engineer!??

Doesn't this go against some Engineer Code of neatness, precision, order, and OCDism??

I am shocked I tell ya, shocked!

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Old 04-07-2018, 10:42 AM
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I like the little flexible light on the left side of the bench. Do you remember where you found it?
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:54 AM
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I like the little flexible light on the left side of the bench. Do you remember where you found it?
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I bought it at Target, before we stopped shopping there, probably about 5 years ago.

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What a great set-up. Appreciate you sharing that with us. I'm not a huge volume producer so my Lee Classic Turret is perfect for me too. I like the convenience of switching out the turrets but they sure do take up storage space. Maybe I will find some cheap Pelican case knock offs and store them in those?
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Engineers are not required to posses Neatness Abilities.
I have owned an Engineering Company for 45 years , Myself and several other different engineers ( civil, mechanical, electrical and drainage) seem to all have a gross lack of neatness.
None of us are OCD or anal , maybe that's why we lacked the neat gene. Our office manager/secretary is invaluable because she can find anything and everything we can't .
You don't have to be neat and orderly to be an engineer....trust me !
My avatar is a S&W model 58 sitting on my drafting table with a drafting scale...I had to remove a stack of blue prints , notes and papers to get that shot.
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Take 2 days to clean up my bench. That’s just to take pictures.
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And you are an Engineer!??

Doesn't this go against some Engineer Code of neatness, precision, order, and OCDism??

I am shocked I tell ya, shocked!

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There is no card. My bench is proof that I have achieved "just one more" status. If you look long enough, you will find it on the bench or hanging on the peg board. The bench exists to reload ammo. There is everything but primers on the bench with only ONE can of powder.
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Thanks for sharing that picture. My setup is no where near that nice , but I’m working on it. I do want to ask though, what is in your powder hopper? What is on the lid? I’ve got the same press and may be missing a trick.
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I have a used anti-static dryer cloth and a card telling me what type of powder and the charge weight. At the top I have a piece of tape because the hopper lid is loose and I wrapped some tape around the hopper to make it tighter. I also have a piece of tape at the bottom with a mark on it to tell me if the hopper is open or closed.

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I have developed the habit of tidying up my bench at the end of every reloading session. But it still gets cluttered up with trays of resized cases/sized and primed cases/just cleaned and awaiting resizing cases.

And the different tools get taken down to tighten or change something then thrown on the bench top "just in case I need ot adjust it again soon". And Murphy ensures that the spanner I need is the one han ring at the back of the row.
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I have added to the bench top pile for a week of new "things to do". After this post, I'm going to start doing things. 'Left side' is ammo, 'Right side is cast bullets piled to the back of the bench. 'Center' is the whole mess almost in one shot.

Keeping it neat and orderly lasts about 3 hours at the most.
I'd hate to see the rest of the house!
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Finally getting settled in my new house.....moved last August into a much smaller abode. Trying to adapt a small garage Man Cave and a basement Man Cave into one small basement. Makes a guy think hard on what he really needs. Anyway this is where I am at getting the reloading set up going strong.



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I guess I will post a picture of my mess of a reloading lair.









Very solid bench. I wish I had put lockable cast wheels on it. Without all the gear on it, it was still tough to move into the lair.

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I'd hate to see the rest of the house!
My wife is in charge of the rest of the house. It is as neat as a pin. Her rules are very strict and must be followed. She tolerates my reloading bench because I'm her cheap ammo source.
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Engineers are not required to posses Neatness Abilities.
I have owned an Engineering Company for 45 years , Myself and several other different engineers ( civil, mechanical, electrical and drainage) seem to all have a gross lack of neatness.
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And I thought that I had a nice set up, but compared to some of these I am a piker............
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