Sunday, February 19, 2012

Installing the new Bench…

Remember I told you in my last Blog that I had to make room in my shop for the new Work Bench? Well, this is the mess I was talking about.  I had temporarily put my new Dillon 550B Reloader up on this table until I found a workbench.  All this “stuff” had to come out and I needed to get organized! What am I going to do with all this?

OK, I got the bench in the Shop. it gonna fit?  OH!! MY!!  Where is Ms. Gina…the world's best organizer? That girl is outstanding.... she can do miracles.  She took one look at my shop up in South Dakota and said “Pop’s this place needs some organization”!  I told her that if it was organized I probably wouldn’t be able to find anything!! She told me to just leave her alone in the place for a couple hours and she would "fix" it…. So I was outta there! Smile

A little while later she came and "found" me and said “Come on Pops, I want to show you your shop”. WOW, let me tell you, I was speechless!! It was out of this world what that girl had done in such a short time.  I stood and looked at it all so nicely arranged as she said “See here Pops. all your nails are here, your bolts are here, and paint here, etc.” Gee, now I could actually find stuff!  Yep, I sure need her now.  I miss her in more ways than one. I was so happy on Valentine’s day when she took time out of her busy, busy schedule and made a special call to wish me Happy Valentines day!! Bless her sweet made my day!

It looks like it may fit.  I’m getting it closer and closer…

There, it's in place and it fits…..

I knew I was going to need lots of light, so I found a light that I liked and installed it on my work table.  This lamp has a lid on top that you flip up and then it’s a Magnifying Glass!! Just the ticket for my eyes that don’t seem to be improving with my age...I need lots of light!

Ha, there it is, all set up, lamp and everything. Ready to make Bullets!

Thanks for all the comments and emails on the Workbench. I forgot to mention that we bought it at, none other than, Harbor Freight.  I am very happy with it, just what the Doctor Ordered!! If any of you decide to get one, let me know and I’ll tell you how and where to get a coupon that will save you a few more bucks.

Jerry checks my settings
Jerry had showed me his Dillon Reloader (he has about 4 of them) and told me when I got mine all set up, he would stop by and help me get started. Jerry has been shooting and reloading for about 50 years. He and his wife Caryl are Ms. Pats instructors at her range shooting class. I was very grateful for the help as I had several questions about things I wasn’t sure of. He showed me how to set it properly and he made a couple bullets as I watched.

Put the bullet right here and pull the handle.........
Then he said “OK. now it's your turn”! Here I go, lets see now, put the bullet right there and then pull the lever……….

Aw Ha. my "new calipers" tell me that my "new bullet" is right on!!
Ah Ha, there we first BULLET…my calipers say it is right on!! I made about 10 and took them out to the range the next day and shot them.  They worked GREAT!  So I came home and made 300 more.   See, you can teach an old dog new tricks!! I learned a new TRICK!!

It was a GREAT WEEK!! 

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to everyone for all the help and encouragement. Rod, I sure enjoy the Speer’s Reloading Manual you advised me to get. 

Have a great week everyone and God Bless you all.. as we take time to give thanks to our Father in Heaven for all His Blessing bestowed upon us….


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Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Not only will you have plenty of ammo to shoot but, you will have saved a ton a money over what it sells for a box. The bench looks great, heck you can have reloading parties now with your shooter friends. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

michael ultra said...

Could Ms Gina please come by my shop for a little while? It will probably take more than 2 hours though.(BTW~I sit to reload. Almost like meditation)

squawmama said...

Lookin good and job well done on the bullets...
Have fun

Jim and Sandie said...

Jim doesn't do any reloading but he sure could appreciate a workbench like that one. Harbor Freight has some great deals. I have to restrain Jim all the time.

Bev said...

Mike: Love yours and Miss Pat's blog! Thanks to Jerry Cavanaugh, my hubby also invested in reloading equipment. Does your savings mean you'll be able to purchase a La Fiesta pin? :-) "The Happy Hatter"

Janna and Mike said...

You have a great teacher in Jerry! He has given us all helpful hints over the years.

Sherry and Charley Dilworth said...

You did a great job with your bench and reloader. Glad that you were able to start using it so quickly.