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I was bored...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by CitizenOfDreams, Apr 7, 2010.


  1. CitizenOfDreams

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    ... so I took a Dremel and polished my Glock's barrel.


    Just kidding. :tongueout: I did something a little less destructive.

    A few days ago I joined the reloading crowd by buying the entry-level RCBS Partner kit ($170 at the local Bass Pro). My bullets won't arrive for a few more days, so I decided to improve the lighting at my new reloading bench.

    I took a cheap LED flashlight ($3.99 a pair from Harbor Freight).

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    Then I went through my pile of trash and found an old charger for a Nokia phone:

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    Then I butchered the light, took the lamp assembly out and connected it to the charger:

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    A strip of steel from an old windshield wiper made a good lamp post...

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    And now my old eyes can perfectly see what I'm doing:

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  2. farley45

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    :rofl:

    You weren't lying when you said you were bored!
     

  3. BK63

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    No kidding :supergrin: FYI Home Depot and other home improvement stores sell some cheap bench lights :supergrin:
     
  4. Maine1

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    Great idea. Now you can really be sure of the powder level. I am not as slick as you, i just taped an LED flashlight to my 550.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Thats pretty nice and cheap as well.
     
  6. XDRoX

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    Ya but would a Home Depot light turn green press blue? At first I thought it was a Dillon SS.:supergrin:
     
  7. DEADLYACCURATE

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    Welcome to the reloading crowd
     
  8. GioaJack

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    Doctor Kildare, to the loading room... STAT!

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  9. skanless

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    I was bored... No kidding. :supergrin:
     
  10. CitizenOfDreams

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    Just primed a few cases with my new contraption... You can laugh all you want, but the setup works great. You can look right into the case if you need to (here is a 38SPL, which is twice as deep as the 9mm I'm loading):

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    Would a Home Depot light work? Probably so. Would it shine exactly where I need it without occupying any desk space and being in the way? Probably not. Would it be as much fun as making something with your own hands? Not a chance. :cool:
     
  11. GioaJack

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    Hell, we're not laughing at you... the rest of the guys are jealous that they can't make one... I had the butler make mine. :supergrin:

    Jack
     
  12. sdelam

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    I like it, might even scrounge the garage for a few parts myself later.
     
  13. robin303

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    That is pretty snazzy.
     
  14. mteagle1

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    Yesterday the wind was blowing about 40 MPH so I stayed inside and loaded a 1000 rounds.