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Old 07-10-2018, 11:39 PM
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Old 07-11-2018, 1:33 AM
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Old 07-11-2018, 6:12 AM
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Is that an LED light on your press? Where did your get it?

Oh yeah, your workbench is too neat.
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Old 07-11-2018, 6:59 AM
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Fine craftsmanship, well done!
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Old 07-11-2018, 7:25 AM
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I need to tinker more. Great work, thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-11-2018, 4:23 PM
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Nice setup . Mine is in garage - need more room .
One side of loadmaster is knife / drill sharpener , key machine , vibrator and tumbler other side is drill press , grinder , vice and sonic . Shelves behind hold turrets , dies books on reloading cars keys , machinist info , electrical and lugs .
My presses are a loadmaster ' O ' frame , another single stage Lee - all have the quick change Lee plates . They are put in vise when needed .
I have nephws and nieces that reload here .
I have ben retired since 2002 , so garage is kind of set up for me .
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Old 07-13-2018, 2:21 PM
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Only once - rotten egg smell . Was given it .
I store powder in a little wine refer and another is for primers . both have keyed
alike locks
I am in bay area and about 80 % of time reloading is done in evening - After
work - if garage is warm - we eat 1st . If cold someone will park a warm car in
garage while we eat .
This year is a little hotter , last year was wetter .
I am in Union City and temps don't vary much .
I deprime and prime ahead of time and at the point where we have at least 300
cleaned and primed M T cases .
Last night we did a couple hundred 380 , nephews going hiking , but they only did
6 magazines - women are not going , so no plinking .
Now a days powder is not around long enough to go bad . 6 nephews 2 nieces ,
me and wife .
I got to the point where the shooting vests have name tags held on by velcro .
[ I have both summer and winter vests from when I hunted and once in a while
father's day , Xmas , birthday I get a new one ] Most of time it is a powder or
primers that everyone use .
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Very nice. As a machinist, I am impressed!
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Very nice. As a machinist, I am impressed!
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I am impressed to the 15th magnitude...outstanding...now when can you stop by?
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Put a prop and an alternator on a larger one and have it charge a battery bank?
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Latest off the bench....
I recently purchased a Caldwell Cross Wind meter for shooting at my local monthly competition. I searched around and liked the Kestrel brand meters and their reputation, BUT the newer Caldwell Cross Wind had just about the same features as the Kestrel, and decent reviews so I took the chance and saved just a little under half the cost.
After using it twice in competition, It has worked out great. The ability to adjust the vane into the wind and still see the screen was great, something the Kestrel doesn't do.
They however sell a direction Vane that their unit attaches to so it yaws into the wind for better readings, BUT when it does it also turns the unit and sometimes you cant read the screen, something the reviews of the Kestrel vane noted.
Fast forward, I liked the idea of the direction vane and thought if I could make one to use with the Caldwell with it's movable vane head you could use it to find wind direction and then turn the head for the best readings, AND still see the screen.
After looking at MANY types of direction vanes and wanting something that was easy to transport and pack to the range, this is what I came up with....
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It attaches to the 1/4-20NC stud on my Redfield bench top tripod that comes with their 20-60X80mm Revenge spotting scope, something I already had and is stored with the Spotter, and I use a different tripod for it anyway.
The only last final changes to be made it to replace the Pan head on the Redfield Bench top tripod with a "Ball Head" so I can level it in all directions and a small round "Bombsight" type bubble level to indicate when it is.
Like the Kestrel, I made mine to also break down and be stored in a pouch for transport, The pouch is next.




I took a balsa wood airplane, the real cheap five & dime store type with a propeller, (minus the rubber band) did a "swag" for c/g, drilled a 1/16" hole and use a finish nail through the main frame and pressed into the cap on a 2 litre soda bottle weighted down with sand, it worked for winds up to +/- approx 5 mph, then a big gust of wind blew the thing apart....quite the fun for awhile, I also use marker flags like found on utility locates, only I tie surveyors tape on in place of the little flag so I can see down at the 500 600 yard targets
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