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    Folks we have some seriously talented people on here. My regards to each and everyone that has the talent and energy to built all these projects.

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    Not as from scratch as others in this threadbut, still its home built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog53 View Post
    Folks we have some seriously talented people on here. My regards to each and everyone that has the talent and
    energy to built all these projects.
    Yes sir!!!
    Some talented folks indeed!! Seems like I need to dust off my drawing board!!!
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    Well Well Well I have to say man you guys rock. I wish I had the skill natural ability and knowhow oh yea and the money to play like that. Very nice oh and I hate you lol.
    Reloading to save money I am sure the saving is going to start soon

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    Well Well Well I have to say man you guys rock. I wish I had the skill natural ability and knowhow oh yea and the money to play like that. Very nice oh and I hate you lol.
    No need to hate. All I have told my wife is, "All you need to build anything is one of everything." However, when you are building a custom door under her sink so the irons and dryer shut off, don't blame me.

    Some stuff is fun the other is a "job". At least they hold off on calling your stuff "junk" when you make it happen.

    It also cleans up the counter tops.







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    Quote Originally Posted by WILCO View Post
    I made a gas check trimmer sometime ago. Needed it to square up my checks.
    Wilco
    How did you make this?,I'd like to get and make one of these,but not that technically minded,could you explain please?
    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANeat View Post
    Couple of swage press's

    ANeat
    I have the plans to this press,but I asked a machinist and he does not know what 1018 CR is(I live in Australia) and reckons it would cost me around the $700 mark,Eeek!
    Is there an updated plan,with all the materials that you need,like what size bronze bushings,the adapter for the 7/8x 14 dies,I'm finding it hard to explain to machinists and engineering guys,they don't have time to go on the web to look at the thread on Cast Boolits.What I need is a complete list of everything needed,then give them the plans,so I can get a firm quote
    Hope you can help
    TIA
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    "God,Gun's & Gut's made Australia free,let's fight to keep all three."

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    no34570,

    1018 CR= 1018 alloy cold rolled steel, a mild steel alloy with .18% carbon.

    Good luck on the project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David2011 View Post
    no34570,

    1018 CR= 1018 alloy cold rolled steel, a mild steel alloy with .18% carbon.

    Good luck on the project!

    David
    Thanks for that mate,appreciated
    Cheers

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    "God,Gun's & Gut's made Australia free,let's fight to keep all three."

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    Hmmm, here's but some odds and ends i had made to get by a little easier:

    A proper handle on my bar mould


    Flash hole uniformer/deburrer


    Universal deprimer from an old wirecutter


    Case mouth expander/uniformer


    45-70 decapper from a golf ball (they're generally good as handles!)


    Upped the Lee trimmer because of authritis


    Cutter for 308 and 323 gas checks


    Former for the checks


    Sizer and seater for the above mentioned


    Bigger better lock nuts for standard dies


    Will be back with more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no34570 View Post
    Wilco
    How did you make this?,I'd like to get and make one of these,but not that technically minded,could you explain please?
    TIA
    To build the gas check trimmer in .30 caliber, simply use a ¼ washer welded to a 1/4x20 nut. The 1/4x20 bolt turns freely to push the gas check out.

    Here’s a link to USS and SAE washer dimensions:

    http://www.boltdepot.com/Fastener-In...imensions.aspx

    And here's a link to my original thread on this topic:

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...+check+trimmer

    Hope this helps.
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    I just got a neat little arbor press. I didn't make it but it is homemade.

    I came across it on eBay last week and got it for $21.00 with the shipping. I couldn't believe that no one else had bid on it.



    When I got it I was really impressed with it. I'd thought maybe it had been made from an old bottle capper. It's small and light but stable and pretty stout.

    Its pretty ingenious, who ever made it must have been a machinist, its almost as if it had been factory produced. Turns out the ram is actually a De-Sta-Co Model 610 Straight Line Action Toggle Clamp. The specs for the clamp state its got an 800lb holding capacity. The ram is threaded 3/8-16 and its got a stainless steel bolt with a flat head in it so it's adjustable. The height can also be adjusted by loosening the bolts on the clamps for the head.

    Once I got to looking it over it almost seems like it was built specifically to use with a Lee Loader. I tried it out with my 45 Colt Lee Loader. I went through the steps and made one round. It was perfect for it, if it wasn't made for it, must have been something similar.

    I need to clean it up a little and lube it first, then I'm going to load up 50 or so rounds.

    I couldn't have bought the materials for it for what I paid for it.

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    We use those clamps at work for fixtures. They won't actually apply their rated load. They will just hold that when they are over center but I imagine it will still work ok for lee loaders and such.

    An operator 2 nights ago destroyed 3 of them before getting me cause he just couldn't figure out why? Bushing locator detent was frozen up causing the bushing to bind on the mandrel and yank the whole part right out of the fixture mangling those destaco clamps.

    I can tell you paid less than 1 clamp cost new.

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    Catching spent primers on a Lee turret press

    Anybody that uses the Lee Turret (not the classic turret press) knows that spent primers go EVERYWHERE! I made this little gizzmo to fix that. I also have two Pro 1000 and got tired of having to remove the press to empty spent primers. I drilled a hole in my bench and fixed a catcher under that.

    These fixes make my Lee presses a real pleasure.

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    Worth being a sticky, so it is done.




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    Due to my lack of anything that resembles any form of mechanical ability, I find this thread to be an enlightening pain in the tush. Makes me jealous of those who have mechanical ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CiDirkona View Post
    Oh, and if you haven't seen it yet, there's a really neat thread similar to this over at THR:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=218188
    That is one long thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WILCO View Post
    To build the gas check trimmer in .30 caliber, simply use a ¼ washer welded to a 1/4x20 nut. The 1/4x20 bolt turns freely to push the gas check out.

    Here’s a link to USS and SAE washer dimensions:

    http://www.boltdepot.com/Fastener-In...imensions.aspx

    And here's a link to my original thread on this topic:

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...+check+trimmer

    Hope this helps.
    Wilco
    Sorry for not replying earlier,forgot about this post

    Neat stuff mate,thanks,I'll get on to it.
    Cheers

    no34570

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    "God,Gun's & Gut's made Australia free,let's fight to keep all three."

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    Chicken Thief
    Good stuff mate,I like the golf ball on the 45/70 deprimer,how do you get them to stay on?
    Cheers

    no34570

    "I'll tell you what rule we applied sir,We applied rule 3-0-3, We caught them and we shot them, under rule 3-0-3." :Lt Harry " Breaker" Morant at his court martial in January 1902.

    "God,Gun's & Gut's made Australia free,let's fight to keep all three."

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    Had a 7 x 7 slab of aluminum laying around. An hour on the CNC resulted in this nice ingot mold... come to think of it; maybe I should put some sort of handle on it.

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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