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I see a big front loading washing machine to the left of your reloading bench. Are you using that thing for a case tumbler? If so, I'm going to tell your wifey! I like those blue reloading machines. When we finally get some reloading components in 2024, you will be pumping out the ammo. Meanwhile, keep those babies lubed up and work the levers every couple weeks so they don't get rusty!
Helpful to have the washer next to the loading equipment when the primers go off!
 
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Seen too much porn...
If you have to strip down to fit in that thing while primers and powder are going off, you might get some critical body parts burned. I wouldn't call that porn, I would say it would be more of a horror movie. It might be better to strip down and run to the front yard. When the neighbors see you running around buck naked they WILL call 911 immediately!
 

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And unlike this door, avoid windows. Also, it's a good idea to install some lag screws in the hinge side of the door. Run them in so that about 1" of the unthreaded portion of the shoulder is visible. Hacksaw off the heads, leaving 1" studs protrucing. Then drill same sized holes in the jamb of the door. This way, when the door is closed and dead-bolted the hinge pins can't be pulled and the door pried out of the opening. For extra security, use two dead-bolts. One in the upper 1/4 of the door and another in the lower quarter. If the door is a solid core or steel door it will take a lot of work to get through, especially if the door frame is reinforced.
This is good info. Not trying to dig into your individual / specific security arrangements, but can you provide a picture or sketch? We are almost always home here, and my dog is very alert. But anything I can do to force potential thieves to burn up time and energy is a step in the right direction. Thanks for posting!
 
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This is good info. Not trying to dig into your individual / specific security arrangements, but can you provide a picture or sketch? We are almost always home here, and my dog is very alert. But anything I can do to force potential thieves to burn up time and energy is a step in the right direction. Thanks for posting!
From here: Linky
To further reinforce the doorjamb, install a new strike plate in place of the old lip door strike plate that serves the doorknob lockset. Attach it with 3-in. screws. Make sure the screwheads seat flush with the face of the strike plate. We used No. 8 x 3-in. screws. No. 10 x 3-in. screws (used for the deadbolt plate) were too large. Remember to angle the screws back slightly to be sure to catch the framing (Figure A). Again, you may have to chisel a slightly larger mortise and predrill to drive the screws.

On your strikeplate, use 3" screws to penetrate the trim, the trim stud, and the king stud if possible. If you can get a 4 screw strikeplate, all the better.
 

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From here: Linky
To further reinforce the doorjamb, install a new strike plate in place of the old lip door strike plate that serves the doorknob lockset. Attach it with 3-in. screws. Make sure the screwheads seat flush with the face of the strike plate. We used No. 8 x 3-in. screws. No. 10 x 3-in. screws (used for the deadbolt plate) were too large. Remember to angle the screws back slightly to be sure to catch the framing (Figure A). Again, you may have to chisel a slightly larger mortise and predrill to drive the screws.

On your strikeplate, use 3" screws to penetrate the trim, the trim stud, and the king stud if possible. If you can get a 4 screw strikeplate, all the better.
I used to do windows and doors. An extra stud and a 5" screws on an entry door is even better. Don't forget the hinge side. 9 5" screws on that side and 4 on the striker is darn near Fort Knox secure. You'll probably have to beat the door apart before the jamb fails. Sandwich a piece of oak between the king and the trimmer...oak don't break.
 
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Post my bench when I first make it. I just got done putting a couple days work in cleaning up and organizing. I added all the shelving, cabinets, rubber mat flooring... I feel like I have it fairly dialed in now. Well until I accumulate more stuff. Then I will need a bigger space.

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The reloading bench pic's threads are always 1 of my favorites on the forums do we have 1 here yet? I did a search and nothing came up...:huh:

OK ill thow my mess up here and lets see what you all got

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Damn some of you guys and your pictures, make me drool. Going to pick up the top and legs for my new bench tomorrow.
A guy sells these locally, 96"L X 24"D X 4.1" Thick. Weighs 110 lbs. for $125
Should last quite a while.
It's like the smaller piece on top, the big bottom one, is 6.6" thick they sell for $150.
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