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    I was going to post a picture of a universal decapping die I made in shop class long ago, but it pales to insignificance compared to all of the above goodies.

    That die is still in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul edward View Post
    I was going to post a picture of a universal decapping die I made in shop class long ago, but it pales to insignificance compared to all of the above goodies.

    That die is still in use.

    I beg to differ, if it is still in use or even been used then it is significant.
    You needed it, built it and it worked, then it is a job well done.

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    Y'all're amazing!

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    Congratulations to all the Craftsmen and Inventors, truly a dying breed. The world needs more Visionaries.

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    One of my least favorite things is brass trimming, primer pocket uniforming/cleaning, flash hole uniforming, neck turning or inside neck reaming, deburing/chamfering.

    I built this machine to run the Forster Trimmer about 25 years ago, still running strong. It has several other attachments such as a tool holder for the various Sinclair primer pocket uniformer and others. It has two motors, five output shafts that run at four different speeds depending on the function being performed.

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    That's a fine looking piece of machinery, it looks very "professional". I like it.

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    Over 27 years experience reloading ammo, specialy with VithaVuori powders and black powder ammo.
    I frequently reload: .45ACP / .44MAG / .357MAG / .357 Maximum / .38 Special / .45-70 / .45-120 / .50-70 / .50-110 / 12,7x44R (and similar European obsolete BP ammo)/ .30-30Win / .223Rem / .38-40 / .44-40 / .300 Win Mag / 7x64 Brenneke (and similar European Rifles/ 9mm / My personal favorites: Freedom Arms revolvers, Winchester, Sharps and Remington rifles (produced before 1900)
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    Y'all're amazing!

    yep really are

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    Cool High Volume Tumbler -

    Some "home made" fun.....

    Picture 1 – The 3 “tumblers” (coffee cans) in the sound reduction box (kitchen cabinet w/ceiling tiles and foam).

    Picture 2 – The bearing for the spinning rods (garage door)

    Picture 3 – Closed and in operation.


    Powdered by a Sears Drill from Good Will ($5.00).
    I have ran 1800 9mm in six hours and resulted in a mirror brass finish.

    The sound now generated during operation is similar to an AC unit in a hotel room (a white noise level).
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    I have a push button timer, only one button, 1 hr, 2hr, 4 hr, 8 hr, off, works well on my tumbler. (DoIt Countdown Digital Timer SKU# 520462 purchased online.

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    WOW! And I thought that my sawn off big plastic funnel for returning unused powder to the canister was pretty flash!
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    Homemade powder check alarm on powder Cop die, fully adjustable, works great.
    all parts from Radio Shack.
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    Wow, that's cool. Waiting for my Powder Cop die at the moment. Radio Shack have always been known as Tandy in Australia ( I think there was a Radio Shack that sold ham radios, etc before they arrived). I am a complete klutz with electronics but Tandy have been absorbed and that sort of stuff not as available as it was at the local Tandy shop.
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

    "Slap some bacon on a biscuit and let's go! We're burnin' daylight! " - Will Anderson (John Wayne) "The Cowboys."

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    http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k228/4fingermick/

    Psycholigist to Sniper; 'What did you feel when you shot the felon Sargeant?'
    Sniper to Psycholigist; 'Recoil Ma'am.'

    From my Irish Ancestors: "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

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    Variable speed TOO!

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    Thumbs up

    Too cool, There's always a way.
    Lucky Joe
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    I used a coffee can and rice with brass in it, in the trunk of my car for a tumbler. lol hey it worked !!!
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    Lube stick molds

    An earlier post I made about my lube stick molds:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=83552
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghh3rd View Post
    An earlier post I made about my lube stick molds:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=83552
    Randy
    That was really great, I will have to build one myself. Lyman Gold Lube sticks are over $AU8 now.
    "I'll help you down the trail and proud to!" Rooster Cogburn.

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    From my Irish Ancestors: "You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

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    As every Loadmaster owner knows the priming system of this ,normally nice, machine sucks. I am reloading range picked cartridges and they caused me a lot of troubles.
    The biggest one was priming unprimed cases apparent that the resistance of the lever is caused by concaved cartridge in the first stage.
    Do not ask me why they weren't unprimed ask Mr. Lee.

    Three or four initialized due the pressure and I was scared to death

    The real look is much more realistic and it depends on the angle of the light.

    Another mod is, well known, rod mod and additional lightning as you can see.
    Consists of USB hub + 4 USB led lights.
    Everything is located in my tiny cellar

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    Trimming brass with case prep center

    A copy of some others idea but did not require a machine shop to pull it off.

    With no lathe I needed to find premade solution to holding the Lee case trimmer.
    A 3/4" pipe plug was slightly smaller inside than the 1/2" shaft so with a drill, emery cloth, couple of bits and a tap die set I'm in business.
    Not the fastest set up but easy on the hands and wallet.





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    I made a custom Lee Loader:

    various boolit molds:


    A custom sight for my homemade rifle:

    a special patch trimming tool so that I can control the length of my paper patches to the thousandth of an inch:




    Lots of other things, but thats what I have pictures of, handy.

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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