That's EXACTLY what I've been on the lookout for, but seemingly unable to find. I'd like an old desk and old cupboards to mount above it in my garage...
Having come from Colorado back to Ohio, I'd found success using Craigslist there but sold and/or left things behind thinking if just repeat the process for $50 or whatever locally. (Cheaper to re-buy than move it...)
Apparently the wisdom of this position did not take into account that Craigslist is just not the same entity in the Midwest that it was in Denver *sigh*
I had the same idea of finding an old wood desk some where. I got tired of waiting for one to turn up, so I built this bench in the basement. I built it so I would have plenty of room to reload and also work on my rifles and pistols. It's a little big, I am alright with that.
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. My wife probably didn't like all the noise and dust in the house when I was working on it. However once I finished I was finally able to get all my reloading and gun working tools in one place and easy to get too. I spend a lot of hours down there just having fun.
Sorry Jason, my wife keeps me busy with all her projects now.
Diesel, you got a heck of a deal for $100. Make sure you post your pictures when you get it all up and running.
too many 'getting into reloading' enthusiasts underestimate the/their required space.
I started out with a 8' old wooden work bench,covered it with 4' x 2' sheets from Home Depot,built bins on top covering the wall. Underneath is storage for non-reloading stuff. The bench's 2 pull out drawers are for reloading stuff. Still needed a 30"x12"x5' to the right for tumbling media,bullets,targets,cleaning stuff and a 36"x18"x6' to the left for books/magazines and brass. Also have a 48"x24" workbench to the left for a tabletop drillpress.
Daniel I have been trying figure that part out. I like the laptop idea because of the portability and also the storage space on the hard drive. Now I have been thinking about an ipad. The problem with the ipad is the applications it will run. The laptop will run pretty much anything and I can setup spread sheets in Excel if I need too. The ipad is a little limited in this area.
For now, I have all my reloading manuals (Speer, Nosler, Hornady & Barnes) to keep me going. I would like to move on to the digital world though.
the little storage places are/were for a vertical row for 9mm,next 38sp,next 357m,next 40S&W,next 10mm,then to the other side 223/5.56 then 308/7.62. with 4 spaces in each vertical row,the top space was for die set,2nd space for fired brass,3rd space for ready to load brass,and bottom space for ready to shoot ammo. BUT my supply of brass,bullets,primers,ammo is too large to fit in them anymore.
Expansion tests were done shooting down into a 5 gallon bucket full of play sand,not ballistic gelatin media but still INTERESTING.
You're going to have to help decipher things here oldman...am I supposed to be looking at the diameter? The nature of how the cavitation changes based on...powder charge? Caliber! Something else?
Maybe if I saw this presented in an Excel table and shown a linear overlay of how things trend based on the changing variable. It looks like you are changing multiple variables at the same time though, so I am a little confused. Help?