So how is the project going? I missed the start of the thread a couple weeks ago, but wanted to chime in a little bit on the bench set up.
I built my own bench from a couple free designs I found on-line. The major part of the bench was from one plan, but the work surface I borrowed and edited from another.
Since there is already a thread devoted to reloading benches (and Lon was gracious enough to post a link above) I posted photos over there.
Don't forget to keep us updated on how things are going.