View Full Version : New Lyman Dipper - Modified

Uncle Grinch
01-25-2006, 05:30 PM
I recently got a new Lyman dipper for Christmas so I can work on improving my 360 grain .416 boolits. The first thing I noticed was how small the handle was. I mean the hole thing was only10 inches. The wooden part was only 3 1/2 inches and the rod was barely 6 inches. My hand swallowed up the handle!

Now I'm not a great big guy, but I decided this needed improvement. So I found a puiece of quarter inch threaded rod (1/4 x 20) and tried it. NO go... the dipper is metric! So I did what any red blooded American would do.. I drilled it out and rethreaded it. Then I found a spindle off an old chair and after a few cuts, I had a new handle.

It sure looks better now. Hope this helps my big boolits.....

01-25-2006, 07:33 PM
Bravo! Looks good too1

01-25-2006, 10:31 PM
While you are drilling ,drill out the nozzle if you are casting big bullets .Go as big as you can ,you will be amazed.................... Dean

01-26-2006, 12:26 AM
Outstanding, blslryr! by going to a bigger handle you probably won't be plagued with broken spindly little factory handles. I adapt the Lyman dipper to 1/4-20 and the RCBS to 5/16-18.

01-26-2006, 10:55 AM
God I love good 'ol american ingenuity!
I never though to trying that, but it sure would solve a couple of problems for me!

Thanks for sharing the idea Mike!

01-27-2006, 08:42 AM
Blslryr- Good job. Welcome too. I see in your avatar you have what appears to be a 35mm camera. I thought I was the last guy on planet earth to use one.

Four Fingers of Death
01-27-2006, 09:17 AM
If that threads metric, who's making the dipper for Lyman. Maybe they are moving into the 20th century and going metric. I know its the 21st century now. Metric is really better if you can get your head around it. Most guys do military and use metric and then leave the military and switch the metric part of their brain off.