Moved my reloading bench

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Moved my reloading bench

Postby charlesb » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:58 pm

Today I officially moved my reloading bench out of my shop, and into the house. I was needing more floor space in the shop, and decided to move the bench a few weeks ago.

At my age, I have my good days and my bad days... Today must have been a good one as I got started on the project early this morning, long before my son was awake to give me a hand. By the time he was awake, I had all of the stuff off of the table and into a few boxes, so the table was ready to move.

In the new location I fancied it up a little, giving it a dedicated ultrabook computer for looking up loads, ordering components, watching NetFlix, etc.. On the computer I set up a text file to record loads and results in. - We are computer nuts over here. Every member of the family has at least three computers, I have five.

- Then I broke in the new loading setup by loading twenty rounds of .223 for my coyote rifle.

Whew!

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You may ask yourself, "I wonder what the wine glass is for?"

That wine glass is an important piece of reloading equipment... I put powder in the wine glass and in the powder trickler when loading. Powder is scooped out of the wine glass with a Lee powder dipper, then the trickler is used to dial in the load to the exact weight required. - I weigh each load separately after doing case preparation, as I want to give my rifles every opportunity to shoot accurately if they can.

Anyway, now that I have the reloading bench out of my shop, now maybe I can get my milling machine shoe-horned in there. - I've been getting by with a drill-press and really miss my mill.

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Re: Moved my reloading bench

Postby Bullseye » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:32 am

If your shop is that tight on space, I hope you have enough room for the table to swing on the saddle.

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Re: Moved my reloading bench

Postby blue68f100 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:23 am

It would take 4 persons to move my reloading bench. I can not even pickup one end of my bench. I ended up building it in place knowing I could not move it once the top was on. When I need to move it, I have to put a floor jack under it. Makes a good solid bench, no flex in this one. I need to post up some picture of my new shop. I did something special on the lighting.

I'm surprised you have got along this long without an end mill. I really miss mine even though it was a cheapie. I have plans to get a knee bend end mill and small lathe this year.
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Re: Moved my reloading bench

Postby charlesb » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:13 pm

It is pretty tight in my shop, getting the reloading bench out of there should give me enough room for my milling machine - but not for my lathe, or any of the welding equipment.

I'll have to modify my garage, or put up a metal building for that.


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