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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky45 View Post
    Are you selling them or is it a project I shouldn't feel bad about trying to fabri-cobble ?
    With no disrespect to @CGT80

    Looks like something that could be made with a straight push $40 De-Sta-Co clamp and a piece of angle iron (3"x3"?).
    Some toggle type straight line clamps are rated up to 2500# !!
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/de...53010?fromRR=Y
    There are others that would work too.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/...vid=4287923274

    It would not require any welding or machining other than drilling holes.
    Something I'd attempt if I needed a dedicated sizing press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenstone View Post
    With no disrespect to @CGT80

    Looks like something that could be made with a straight push $40 De-Sta-Co clamp and a piece of angle iron (3"x3"?).
    Some toggle type straight line clamps are rated up to 2500# !!
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/de...53010?fromRR=Y
    There are others that would work too.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tn/...vid=4287923274

    It would not require any welding or machining other than drilling holes.
    Something I'd attempt if I needed a dedicated sizing press.
    I used a similar clamp on my revolver ball press - works a treat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky45 View Post
    Are you selling them or is it a project I shouldn't feel bad about trying to fabri-cobble ?
    These will be for sale, as soon as I make some revisions to the design and do a little more testing. Price yet to be determined.

    Right now, I am working on ensuring a good fit between the shaft and body and am planning to incorporate bushings and thrust washers to limit wear to easily replaceable parts. While steel on steel will last a long time, it would be a shame to not make another prototype and explore the possibility of having a better built mouse trap.

    Here is the thread I started and it will get updated as the project progresses: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...t-for-lee-dies

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    Brass Grabber

    Finally got into the 3D printing game and was able to design up and print my "brass grabber" for running 5 rounds at once through a prep station so I'm not pinching single rounds and getting hand cramps anymore! Still working on the design, trying to round over the edges everywhere so it doesn't hurt my hand as much and probably need some rubber in it to really get a good grip. Just got my 3D printer and teaching myself CAD but it's coming along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken73 View Post
    Finally got into the 3D printing game and was able to design up and print my "brass grabber" for running 5 rounds at once through a prep station so I'm not pinching single rounds and getting hand cramps anymore! Still working on the design, trying to round over the edges everywhere so it doesn't hurt my hand as much and probably need some rubber in it to really get a good grip. Just got my 3D printer and teaching myself CAD but it's coming along.

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    Great start, I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I am I've been up and running nearly a year now, starting from absolute scratch with both CAD and 3D printing, using a $200 Chinese kit printer.
    Replacement trigger for FWB 124 air rifle:

    Loading tray for 45-70:

    Adjustable multi charger and indexable flask for Muzzle loaders:

    Primer catcher for RCBS RC IV:

    Various photos:

    Box inserts:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1066 View Post
    Great start, I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I am I've been up and running nearly a year now, starting from absolute scratch with both CAD and 3D printing, using a $200 Chinese kit printer.

    Adjustable multi charger and indexable flask for Muzzle loaders:
    This looks awesome! Tell me more!! I have some C&B replicas I want to shoot but would like to make some quick-load options.

    Come to think of it, I might print myself up a paper cartridge tool.

    I'm definitely enjoying it, already made version 1.2 of the tool - designed in some springs and rounded off the edges so it's easy on the hands. I still can't believe I'm only a month into it and this far along.

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    Maybe you all are in the know on this trick, but a buddy asked if I had an inertial puller for some SER 38-40's(someone else's reloads) he aquired. He said he's never seen it done this way. I hated the little plastic collets that come with the kit. I use the appropriate shell holder, screw it in, and bang away until desired effect. And no, it doesn't work with every cartridge I'm sure.

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    Well, now that it has been completed, I can formally post a quick link to my own homemade DIY single stage press:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...le-stage-press






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    Excellent job there sir - I take my hat off to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtebay View Post
    Maybe you all are in the know on this trick, but a buddy asked if I had an inertial puller for some SER 38-40's(someone else's reloads) he aquired. He said he's never seen it done this way. I hated the little plastic collets that come with the kit. I use the appropriate shell holder, screw it in, and bang away until desired effect. And no, it doesn't work with every cartridge I'm sure.
    Simply brilliant!

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    My project is not quite as fancy as you guys stuff, my 'homemade' tumbler started out as a motor/gearbox for a checkout conveyor from a super market. I got it back in about 1985 and didn't do anything with it until this past September. I probably will put a slightly larger pulley on the motor to give the tube a bit more speed. This container is a 4 inch x 12 inch piece of PVC. I have a 6 inch version that tapers to a 4 inch end for larger amounts of brass. The black bands on the PVC tube for traction are some of those rubber bracelets that you see people wearing on their wrists. I also put some 1 inch rubber pads on it for legs and not transfer sound to the floor.








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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtebay View Post
    Maybe you all are in the know on this trick, but a buddy asked if I had an inertial puller for some SER 38-40's(someone else's reloads) he aquired. He said he's never seen it done this way. I hated the little plastic collets that come with the kit. I use the appropriate shell holder, screw it in, and bang away until desired effect. And no, it doesn't work with every cartridge I'm sure.

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    I bought my Kinetics tool on 1981. The sales rep happened to be in the shop when I bought it and showed me how to work it and pointed out common mistakes made with the tools. Mine broke earlier this year and I started to use the shelves with it. It actually works better than the original set up!
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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