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Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 19 Jun 2009, 14:54
by Rodentman
The prosthetic is a Flex-Foot modular III. I liked it a lot, but now have a conventional pylon with a Luxon Journey foot. Take it from me, the hardware is almost meaningless. You gotta have a proper fit or else you get sores which suck the life right out of you. There are good days and bad days.

I was in a motorcycle accident on 7 June 1991. A guy pulled out of a shopping center parking lot and ran me down as I was coasting up to a red light.

Of course he was underinsured. I spent 2 weeks in the hospital and 4 months learning to walk.

Contrary to what some people think of my gun handling skills, or lack thereof, I did NOT shoot myself in the foot.

As far as the sense of humour, you gotta get busy living, or get busy dying.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 19 Jun 2009, 18:39
by Rodentman
I sincerely thank you, sir, for your kind words. Frankly, I have moments of despair, but I somehow have found the strength to deal with it, and as long as it is a day without pain, it is a good day.

Seems to hurt less when I am sitting at my reloading bench.........

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 19 Jun 2009, 19:19
by MrSlippyFist
Can't say I know how either of you feel, and I envy your persistence and strength Rodentman.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 19 Jun 2009, 20:15
by gotants
C'mon meng, fess up and tell the truth....

Word has it you were in Columbia killing a bottle of cheap rum, wondered off into the jungle and passed out. Upon waking, you found a Capybara nawing the leg off, hence the moniker, Rodentman.

btw, nice bench :thumb:

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 20 Jun 2009, 03:06
by Llagoud
Rodentman wrote:
Seems to hurt less when I am sitting at my reloading bench.........

If you'd like to hook up and make some 1x,2x 3x brass sometime give me a tap!
It's about time to do some proper outdoor shooting. You in "Southron" MN?
We could probably get Irish and FSNTAC to help make a pile o' brass :D

The RCBS powder measure that came with the RockChucker kit seems to dribble a tiny bit, hardly noticable until after 100+ rounds....assuming it's normal, I thought when I get set back up I'd just put a Clean Strides insert under the area. (tacky paper for clean room entrances)

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I have 80 year old hardwood floors and sweeping up doesn't do the job. I've been laying down a piece of Tyvek casket protector to catch the occasional stray bit.

Any thoughts?

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 15:12
by Rodentman
I am in southern Mpls area.

I am quite sure I was injured in the cycle accident, not Colombia. The Rodentman, well that's because I have 30 quirrel and chipmunk tattoos.

Reloading bench layout

Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 22:00
by Cwc
I am new to the forum and new to reloading. I have purchased a RockChucker and a full RCBS set up. Looking for advice on mounting locations and bench set up for the most practical flow during reloading. I built an 8'x20" bench with overhead shelf. Looking for any pointers or advice to save the could a should a woulda outcome. Planning on loading .40, .38sp, 30-30, .270, .243, 30-06 as well as the 5.7. Any pics of bench set up would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 00:36
by Rapier1772
Merged with the thread that answers your question :laugh:

Probably a good idea to resurrect this thread seeing as how we have quite a few new members. Maybe they'd care to share as well?

Welcome for the forum. :cya:

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 03 Mar 2013, 22:12
by 500SWfan
For what it's worth, here's my set up which works well in a small space.

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Back when I lived in an apartment and had very limited space, I bought a sturdy TV stand and set this up. The tumbler is bolted down to keep it from walking of the bench, and the turret press bolts are reinforced underneath with steel plates. The sad thing is, I now have a home and a whole bedroom to devote to reloading, but I still have never gotten around to building a bigger bench. The nice thing about such a small bench top, though, is it forces me to keep it clear. Only what I'm working on at the time can stay on top. Everything else MUST go back on the shelves ;)

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 03 Mar 2013, 22:52
by Rapier1772
How's the noise level with the tumbler mounted like that?
That is one thing I try to be considerate of, not annoying the neighbors with noise from whatever project(s) I happen to be doing at the time.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 03 Mar 2013, 23:03
by 500SWfan
It's actually pretty quiet as long as I don't fill it with too much brass (>50). Of course, now I live out on the plains (moved out of Denver to get away from the libs) and I don't have to worry about the noise. My nearest neighbor is hundreds of yards away :)

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 19:12
by c1demo
Just getting set up. Reloading supplies are scarce, just like ammo.

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Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 00:41
by blueorison
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When I feel the like
Sand on steel. Between hardness.
Case gauging my rocks.

Still adding to my reloading bench. I know some say size matters, but I like the red rocks, too.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 07:57
by Vortec MAX
When I saw the title to the post I chuckled, thinking to myself "I'd like to see my bench too." Mine has so much crap on it that I can't even use it. I need to clean it up so I can. I have the same bench as c1demo two posts up. I got it at Sam's Club years ago. I have a similar set of drawers under one side and a cabinet under the other side that I store powder and bullets in.

Mike

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 15:28
by c1demo
I keep my powder, bullets and other supplies on another Sam's Storage shelf not pictured.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 17:54
by Vortec MAX
c1demo wrote:I keep my powder, bullets and other supplies on another Sam's Storage shelf not pictured.
I bet I have the same one. Is it about 6 feet tall and about 4 feet wide, with the same stainless steel doors as on the drawers in your picture? I store some of my ammo in mine. It won't all fit in there.

Mike

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 01:43
by PainKillaX
My "Bench"

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Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 03:08
by Rapier1772
Funny how everyone seems to be showing off their puddy tat lately :laugh:

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 03:18
by PainKillaX
It's because the frakking things won't leave me alone. The grey one in the picture steals casings and carries them around in her mouth like a dog. 5.7 is her favorite but I gave her an aluminum .45 case to go away.

Re: Let's see your bench!

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 22:24
by 500SWfan
PainKillaX wrote:My "Bench"

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You've got a Lee handpress! How do you like it? I just ordered one last week along with a half dozen bushings to have something to take with me out in the field when I'm working up new loads.