Build your own reloading bench

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cu74
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Re: Build your own reloading bench

Post by cu74 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:57 pm

Flintlock Tom wrote:
Just curious, airdale - how'd you know I served on a diesel boat?
Also, could be the dolphins in your avatar gave it away. Aren't they different for nukes?
Same dolphins, (at least the same way back when I was in) although many of us old diesel boat qualifiers would prefer something different for the nukes. I re-qualified on a nuke and found it to be much easier than diesel boat qualifying.

In the late sixties, the FBM Patrol Pin was added. No work involved - it is merely a "ride a Boomer and get some chest candy" pin. More may have been added since I got out in 1969.
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Re: Build your own reloading bench

Post by 308Mike » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:04 pm

HTRN wrote:I have to admit, I do like the way they had the Die drawer organized, makes things much easier to find.

100 hours though - at that point, it's cheaper on $/hr basis to simply buy an industrial workstation, even with a 4 figure price.
A photo caption in the article states: "Drawer building is the most time-consuming portion of the project." And after looking at the drawers, I can see why.
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Re: Build your own reloading bench

Post by HTRN » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:09 pm

Yeah, I saw that, personally, I wouldn't bother with the individual pockets, instead I'd do dividers running front to back, with a track and gizmo they used for the library cards (remember those when you had to look for a book?). I'd also skip building the entire drawer, and use these Although these might work too

BTW, Lee Valley makes these nifty industrial style drawers


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Re: Build your own reloading bench

Post by Bill Heinbach » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:59 am

I'm not a drawer builder either, got me one of these. They were on sale for $29, now I wish I'd gotten two.

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Re: Build your own reloading bench

Post by tcourtplayer » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:45 am

cu74 wrote:Same dolphins, (at least the same way back when I was in) although many of us old diesel boat qualifiers would prefer something different for the nukes. I re-qualified on a nuke and found it to be much easier than diesel boat qualifying.

In the late sixties, the FBM Patrol Pin was added. No work involved - it is merely a "ride a Boomer and get some chest candy" pin. More may have been added since I got out in 1969.
They still use the same dolphins for all sub types these days (mainly because nukes are all we have right now...I think we might still have a diesel or two for test and evaluation but don't quote me on that) and as far as the Patrol Pin, that's pretty much all you have to do today. Several other Midshipmen I knew back when I was still one myself had earned them just by being lucky enough to get a boomer as their summer cruise ship that happened to go on a patrol while they were on it. But hey, chest candy is chest candy when you are out hunting for girls while in uniform...just like having the CNN Medal (National Defense)
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