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    Homemade?

    Just wanted to start a thread to see what homemade items people have made for their reloading/casting hobby. Pics?!? Could be anything from homemade reloading trays to homemade case feeders.

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    Here are a few that I have built.

    Automatic brass sorter



    Automated annealing machine





    Automated roll sizer




    Bullet feeders




    Case feeder



    Moon clip loader



    Even did a case feed conversion on a SD

    This one is a video too, click on the photo.


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    Automatic bullet caster










    Automatic bullet sizer




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    WOW very impressive!!

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    I can't keep up with JMorris, but I am building an auto annealer using one of his blades.

    Also built a rotary tumbler,drying rack for the brass after it comes out of the rotary tumbler, auto drive for the1050.

    I will post pics when I figure out how and have the time.

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    wow, you guys put me to shame, I made a homemade tumbler by putting corn cob media and brass in a coffee can and put it in my truck for about a week

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    Jmorris, after being constantly chided by others for their view that I go overboard with the things I like, I LOVE it when I find a person who makes me look like a complete slacker!

    A case feeder for a Square Deal??? Was this for a bet? Why not one for an original Lee Loader?
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    A case feeder for a Square Deal??? Was this for a bet?
    Sort of, there were a couple of guys talking about how they would do it on another forum and were going to post CAD drawings when they got a chance. I think some one decided it couldn't be done, so I did it one afternoon.

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    Fixture to checker 1911's



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    A few guns




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    Couple of swage press's


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    Core mold, and a tumbler




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    Bigger balls for the 550



    Plus some tool/bullet trays


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorris View Post
    Sort of, there were a couple of guys talking about how they would do it on another forum and were going to post CAD drawings when they got a chance. I think some one decided it couldn't be done, so I did it one afternoon.

    Reminds me of my old business model. If it was impossible to do, please add three days to the delivery time!
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    ANeat , is that a treadmill motor on the tumbler ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankG View Post
    ANeat , is that a treadmill motor on the tumbler ?
    No its actually a auger motor out of a machining center. It normally has a 12ft steel "corckscrew" hanging off of it to pull metal chips out of the machine.

    Anyway, the keyway got "wallered" out so it had to be replaced. The gearbox and motor were still fine so I claimed it.

    Ive probably been using it about 10 years now.

    I think a treadmill motor would work great if you had a support for the front end of whatever container you were using.

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    Those are some amazing tools and equipment.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Thanks for info ! Something to think about .

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check