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    Reloading bench

    Hi, I am currently packing up my house in Christchurch and moving to Mapua, Nelson so new house and new garage means a chance to build a new reloading bench 😁 Looking for inspiration and new ideas if there is such a thing with a bench. Post pics, ideas please.
    Thanks Sam

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    Not sure how this suits you but I have a steel table about a metre square ,10mm thick top, ligh enough I can shove it around . Great coz anything needing held down gets bolted down to it . I drill and tap holes for each different thing ,mounting bolt stored by screwing in from underside so always there when needed, ,bench grinder , polisher , vice small drill press , great for welding ,you name it. . I think rcbs make a similar block for their products, that can then be attached to you loading bench
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    If you where so lucky to have a longer than standard garage, up the DIY skills and build a complete separate lockable reloading room at the back of the garage.

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    Just go to placemakers or M10 and get a kitchen bench top the usually have damaged one cheap and make a frame or attach it to your wall this makes a good bench to start with.

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    As above, when we did a reno I repurposed the kitchen bench to a reloading bench, formica is easy to clean off. Use the old stainless sink as an outside filleting / parts cleaning station as well.
    You can make drawers for underneath if you like, out of plastic bins on runners from the DIY shops.
    One tip i will give, if you use a beam scale, mount it at eye level on its own shelf, so it is easy to keep an eye on the finer gradients etc.
    Use a parts box from Mitre ten etc to store your dies in, that way they are all together and use some dry silica satchets to keep humidity down.
    A shelf full of die boxes might look impressive, but the dies themselves are better off in a drier environment, like the house rather than a shed ( where I reload.)

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    18mm MDF is your friend, two laminated together is well sturdy enough.
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    I would second the white background for a reloading bench, as you can see dropped kernels of powder and the like come clean up time. Not so good if you plan to use it for other things as well, as the white makes it a pig to keep clean for other dirty jobs.
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    Thanks Lads, some good tips there. Seconds kitchen bench top seems like the go and deffo the high self for the beam scale as sick of bending down! nzfubz very impressed with you clean set up ��

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    LED light strips on a regular or motion switch are excellent. Buy online from a reputable seller to avoid the price gouging locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzfubz View Post
    18mm MDF is your friend, two laminated together is well sturdy enough.
    What's your address again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhon View Post
    What's your address again?
    What?

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    Admiring your setup. thought Id drop by, add to my collection...

 

 

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