Remodeling my reloading room need input

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  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Guys my shooting and reloading are on hold for a month or so as I remodel my man cave. I have 16 by 30 to work with. I'm interested in your lessions learned what are the things you wish you had done?

    On another note I was thinking of making my benchs from concrete, just the counter tops anyone have any input on this good vs bad idea?
     
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I used 1 1/8 " plywood, some shelfs are inclosed for dust, mine is a corner of my wood shop[​IMG]
     

  3. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    I'm almost done with my reloading room remodel, new oak cabinets, 2 inch thick bench with new formica counter top. 3 presses, new RCBS powder dispenser and scale. What am I going to do with my 2 10-10 scales. LOL. Place to store my targets that I keep for references. I will post pictures when its completely done. If I had to do anything different I would have added onto my shop, and built a larger reloading room. I would like to thank my friend Neal for his help.
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Ya I want cabnets for sure. The wife came home from work last night with a bunch of ideas. Unfortunatly none of them where geared twards my room. She wants to turn it into a game room. WTF is wrong with women?
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I like the wood top because it was easy to mount trimmers, measure,etc anywhere. In back of bench I have all my jags in hole,same for bits for fat wrench, thick top helps. I made my cabinets,and die cubbies,good lighting a must
     
  6. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Well-Known Member

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    As far as benches go here is my experience. I have a bench that the top is a countertop with the 4" tall back and love it... it was a bit lighter than what I wanted for metalic reloading so it is now my shotshell loading bench.
    My metalic reloading bench top is 2x4's on edge glued and nailed together then run through a big belt sander.... heavy but I really like the bench, just wish it was a few inches taller
     
  7. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    For my bench top, I used Laminated Birch countertops that I picked up from Ikea.

    Very flat, and tough enough to handle the torque of the press.

    I used a recycled end table to set up my vibratory media cleaner on top of. The noise of the unit is dampened quite a bit by using wood screws around the outside of the base and firmly anchoring the unit to the top of the end table. The Screw heads catch and pull down on the outer edge of the base.

    The best thing I did with my mancave/bench area was to make the Co-Ax press the prime press.

    Takes up less room and does not require a fort knox weighted base.
     
  8. Crew Dawg

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    I put up a peg board w/ trays to help organize. I built shelfs to seperate bullets by Caliber, style and weight. I also used a seerate table for my brass polisher. I put a rubber pad under it too. I also put down floor matts so i dont bugger up bullets if i drop them. Nerve damage in my right hand makes it stop gripping some times. I have a Hornady case prep station too. That was my latest purchase. I like it.