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    Boolit Master

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    Purchased the blade and scale from JMorris. Got started building it last weekend and finished up this afternoon. Not as nice as JMorris unit by any stretch of the imagination, but works great. Thanks for all the info John. Now want to figure how to do away with the bottles and go to a 20# tank. CR

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    I cut the threded part off of two old propane tanks (I shot the tanks a few times from a distance so I knew I wasn't going to blow up) and welded a female 1/8" coupler so I could use steel brake line to the big tank. I gutted the torches of their regulators before screwing onto my homemade fitting.


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    JMorris, thanks for the pics and info. Got the annealer operational today. CR

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    Let's see it.

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    Spoke too soon! Works great with the small propane canisters, but have considerably less flame with it hooked up to a 20 pd. tank. Tried a new regulator, no flame. Will figure it out with time. CR

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    I don't run a regulator on the 20# tank. You need full pressure at the torches.



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    Thanks John, had wondered about that possibility but really unsure. As soon as my better half figures how to transfer pics from her cell to computer will post some. CR

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    Quote Originally Posted by largecaliberman View Post
    Just a thought..........
    How about using this same machine to heat treat boolits. Adjust flame, speed, etc and drop the boolits into a bucket of water. Hmmmmmmmmmm.....just a thought.
    Quote Originally Posted by rvpilot76 View Post
    Don't think that would work. The flame heat is too focused and localized. The heat needs to "soak" and normalize thoughout the boolit for the heat treatment to be uniform.

    might work for "Annealing" a hardened boolit nose though...

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    O.K. I really don't need any more projects. You guys a obsessed!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by largecaliberman View Post
    Just a thought..........
    How about using this same machine to heat treat boolits. Adjust flame, speed, etc and drop the boolits into a bucket of water. Hmmmmmmmmmm.....just a thought.
    Sure you can, you need to design and make a heat method that heated the bullets a lot slower so they don't melt. Heat guns may do the job.You can buy the element sections for special jobs like that.
    I am thinking a cheap Lee case collator/feeder for cases and maybe a bullet feeder similar to theirs.

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    Whats the average time the flame is held on the tip of the brass? Never found an exact answer on the net. Need to start annealing my 300 Win Mag brass. Cracks every two reloads if that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigslayer View Post
    O.K. I really don't need any more projects. You guys a obsessed!!! LOL
    It could be,,,
    I just finished modifying a case operated attachment for a powder measure to work with a Little Dandy.
    I also modified my red progressive press to work just like the 450 Dillon.
    You should see the El-cheapo, gang press I am playing with now.

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    I am planning to do one for me next year.
    Right now I have a clear vision how to do it but lack of time
    The thing would be Giraud design

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    If I could narrow them down until I am only doing one at a time, it would be a big help.

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    Whats the average time the flame is held on the tip of the brass? Never found an exact answer on the net. Need to start annealing my 300 Win Mag brass. Cracks every two reloads if that.
    It should be set so it advances to the next case just before the flame turns from blue to orange.

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    Thanks Jmoris, just ordered my plate from him and have most of the stuff rounded up to make
    my self one. less the case feeder for now will post up pics when i get it done. hope i can do half as good as you did.

    would this work for a power supply on the dayton 2l009 motor?

    Features & Specifications:

    Adjustable outputs: 0-18V and 0-3A

    Variable controls for both current and voltage outputs

    Input voltage: 110V/60Hz and 220V/50Hz Switchable

    Line regulation: CV <= 0.01% + 1 mV, CC <= 0.2% + 1 mA

    Load Regulation: CV <= 0.01% + 3mV, CC <= 0.2% + 3 mA

    Ripple noise: CV <= 0.5 mV RMS, CC <= 3 mA RMS

    Protection: constant current and short-circuit protection

    LCD reading accuracy: +/-1% for voltage and +/-2% for current

    Environment: 0-40C, relative humidity < 90%


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    That should do the trick alright. I'm using a 12v transformer from an old answering machine and a dash light dimmer out of an '86 RX-7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmorris View Post
    That should do the trick alright. I'm using a 12v transformer from an old answering machine and a dash light dimmer out of an '86 RX-7.

    i am kind of anal so i wanted the digital read out.

    got my power supply and motors along with other parts to build it so when the plate and plans arrive i will get it cranked out.

    i am going to put a little motor under the case and spin it while it is in the flame hope my plan works out. we will see.

    then if it all works i may try to put a case feeder on it.

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    I got my blade the other day from jm and i put a few hours in to fab. here are pics of the first mock up to see how things are going together.

    i think things are coming a long nicely, going to have to figure out how to put some tension on the blade. i mounted it on a bearing and it moves a little too freely. Other than that i just have to make up the braces and get them welded to the legs then clean every thing up and give it a coat of paint drill and tap the cam arm and then fab up the case turner -- got another little motor that i am going to try to rig up so the cases will turn in the flame. will see how that goes.






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    Looks good. Might make a rub block that bolts below off the pillow block bolts and provide friction on the shaft.

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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"
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