The little things that count.



  • Space is always at a premium, and some little things can go a long way to making the most of it. It helps a lot on a reloading bench, but helps everywhere else too.

    Sliding barrel rack.
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    Cleaning rod hangers.
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    What neat organizational success stories do you guys have?



  • That is inspirational WOW..



  • Slatwall. I'll post a pic tomorrow when I am in my "office"



  • This is my small bench. I started out loading on a bench that is about 36 x 60. I quickly ran out of space...but really didn't have space to add another bench. This bench is attached to the wall and is 48" x 10"...and it really is my favorite bench for loading. The big bench just seems to gather too much clutter whereas this bench is just big enough to comfortably load and small enough that it doesn't collect clutter. It could even be 1 1/2" skinnier and still accommodate the 1050. My large primer 550 is beside the 1050 and would easily work on a 5" deep bench. If you have the room...I would consider using a shallow bench for your permanently mounted presses and then have a 32-36" bench for everything else you do. If you don't have room for the larger bench you can do everything you need to for reloading on a 10x48" shelf attached to the wall.

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    I ran across someone throwing away the slatwall and am glad I did. If I didn't have it now I would buy it because it is so handy. It makes use of every piece of wall in my reloading room...even over the door. I have places for shell holder, case gauges, case holders, primer tubes, and a vast array of tools and other reloading items. They are all neatly labeled so that I can find them quickly (or at least know that the item is not where it should be).

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    Another storage issue I had was the quick change toolheads for the 550's. I have several and they take up quite a bit of room on a bench. They are really too tall for a bookshelf...so I built this shelf underneath the skinny bench to hold the quick changes. I have since run out of space on that shelf and will have to come up with something else for the remaining few that I use.

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  • While I have room in my garage to setup a larger loading bench, I don't want to. Its just to hot here in AZ to spend time in the garage in the summer. Later I might get AC out there and insulate the garage door, but for now I work on on end of my desk.

    So I can keep everything put away when I'm not using it I put my press on a mobile stand. The pic is a little older. I have since mounted my powder drop onto the stand. Just clamp this down to my desk and go to work.
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  • I tried the slatwall thing. Every time something was accidentally bumped... shit fell off it. So I pretty much hate it now.

    It's certainly more time consuming building my specialized containers and mounts for things... but at least when it's done, it's all the way right. MY WAY! :)



  • @orkan said:

    I tried the slatwall thing. Every time something was accidentally bumped... shit fell off it. So I pretty much hate it now.

    It's certainly more time consuming building my specialized containers and mounts for things... but at least when it's done, it's all the way right. MY WAY! :)

    That does happen sometimes. I have considered putting screws in the hooks. they have a hole for a screw...it will just make them harder to move around


 

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