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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Unfortunately, what threw me off was opening the .stl file for to slice it, and it was placed on the bed like this: So I over-thunk it obviously. Maybe this exchange will prevent the next dummy from trying supports....this dummy is...
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    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    On the first one I printed months ago I did rotate the .stl and it printed fine. But the .stl is angled on the bed to make the top vertical, so I "assumed" you had a reason for that, maybe to print the top twist lock better???? So, I decided to try...
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    12-01-2021, 10:54 PM
    Hopefully it does, but this hobby is full of surprises. Every time I get cocky and think I got it all figured out I have a little reminder that I don't. Take tonight.....I've never had a print fall over and make spaghetti....then....I decide to...
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    12-01-2021, 06:05 PM
    Could it be a printer calibration problem.....I didn't have any problems like that at .12mm layers.
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    12-01-2021, 12:23 AM
    That's possible I suppose.....best not to. :) The negative in the switch is to light up the LED light in the switch when it turns on......I didn't use such a switch, but nothing wrong with using one. I figured if the motor turns on that's...
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    11-30-2021, 08:25 PM
    Much Better! I can see clearly now!:)
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    11-30-2021, 07:58 PM
    Okay......I looked closer at the drawing the "other" guy did and figured out what ALL my problems were.......on your drawing I took the wrong wire as the blue wire and wired it to the relay. So fixed everything by just reversing the black and blue...
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    11-30-2021, 11:30 AM
    No I didn't. But I wanted a "picture" of how best to arrange it all in the box without losing track of which wire goes where and where I wanted wire nuts to be able to easily (somewhat) replace parts that might go bad. Your diagram is right as...
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    11-30-2021, 01:21 AM
    Interesting! I'll only use black as I don't want it to stand out.....it goes on top of the dash of my FourRunner. Thanks for the info, tho. I agree with TylerR! I love my P.P. print bed, and the 220 Grit sanding does not effect smooth as a...
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    11-22-2021, 12:02 AM
    They are here at Castboolits if you go to the Make-that-Bullet-Feeder thread. Any of TylerR's posts have a signature line that says "Downloads" Click that and you will be on your way.....look at the manual at that link too. For the Lee APP stuff...
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    11-20-2021, 09:39 AM
    Not that I know of.....the print files are free. An investment into a3D printer costs a little, but you can make thousands of dollars worth of reloading bench tools for just the cost of $25 rolls of PLA PLASTIC. One roll will print 4 or 5 of...
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    11-19-2021, 03:01 PM
    Good luck with the Fishing Weight collator!;) Curious to know if it works for what you want....trying hard to even understand why you collate them.....always learning.....and speaking of learning... Tyler, I finally got another Dayton Motor for...
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    11-17-2021, 12:38 AM
    The following screen shot shows all the various caliber parts for the Quick Change system TylerR invented. The L shaped part in the front with the circular drop, is mounted to the App with the bolt Lee used for its slower than Molasses caliber...
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    11-16-2021, 10:30 AM
    That's why you (could) get the big bucks....:)
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    11-16-2021, 10:15 AM
    As usual....child's play for the master .... always amazed......what steps did you use? or are you taking that knowledge to your grave!:) That was quick.....Anticipated my question.....I will study that today....always wanted to know how. ...
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    11-16-2021, 12:11 AM
    Could he have the model turned wrong?? Don't see anything to modify....copy it into a zip file and attach it on your next post.
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    11-15-2021, 10:45 AM
    See? Here's the thing. None of us has experience with all the 3d printers. So how are we to know what's best for you vs. me....or TylerR or nhyrum or any one else? There is one other factor not mentioned, yet......size! Footprint! I mean where...
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    11-14-2021, 07:23 PM
    Below: the one I purchased for $500......now cheaper....and just now on sale even cheaper....$380! 300x300mm bed. https://creality3d.shop/collections/cr-series/products/creality3d-cr-10-v2-3d-printer Below: the totally trouble-free auto bed...
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    11-14-2021, 01:52 AM
    I for one am grateful for the "Chinese knockoffs". Normal people can easily get into the 3D hobby and the machines are perfectly adaquate. If only the European models were available I still wouldn't have one. Most of us could care less whether we...
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    11-12-2021, 11:29 AM
    In your mailbox. Do with it what you want....it's yours now.
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    11-10-2021, 11:16 PM
    Was out of town for the last two days, but I got a little more printed.......no motor ordered yet....expensive dang things.....and I'm cheap....so it's painful not to be able to find one at a decent price.:( Think I'm going to order a "will call"...
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    11-09-2021, 11:56 PM
    I have a Creality CR10-version2 with a 300mm by 300mm by 400mm build plate. Why didn't I by an Ender 3? Only one reason.....I didn't want to limit myself size-wise in the future. The Ender 3 has a 220mm by 220mm build plate. So what can you...
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    11-08-2021, 11:50 AM
    mktacop told you where they are, but be more specific which feeder/collator you want. Feeding bullets or small cases the original size is perfect. Feeding large cases the bigger ones are awesome! And it also depends what your printer is. If your...
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    11-08-2021, 10:05 AM
    Looks great! My PLA Pro black is not a glossy like yours, but it was all I had available. RCBS Green would have worked but I haven't found it. Redleg Ed found some PLA that reminds me of the earliest RCBS crinkle finish color, but I don't have...
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    11-06-2021, 11:17 PM
    There is a treasure trove of Lee APP 3D printed improvements right here on Cast Boolits. It's a long thread, and most of it is on really great bullet and case feeders.....but lots of APP parts too. The best idea by far there is TylerR's caliber...
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    11-06-2021, 10:24 PM
    I can't test it until the base is finished (at 70% ... so sometime tomorrow), but here's what the larger case deflector (to knock over soldiers) for the new bigger collator will look like.: It will hang on the base wall on the right using the...
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    11-06-2021, 01:51 AM
    I save a lot of money, don't you? I don't drink, smoke, carouse....I don't own a boat, motorhome or motorcycle either. And I don't pay for a timeshare....I don't go on cruises or to Cancun Mexico either. There! Point made! :) Also My wife has...
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About GWS
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Just an old business owner with a wife, 5 kids, 18 grandkids, and 4 greats. Trying real hard not to get crotchety in my old age.
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New Mexico
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Many but diminishing fast. Reloading and tinkering seems to be lasting.
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Building Contractor

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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