Redneck Brass Prep Center
This is a work in progress, low budget brass prep station. I hope to approximate a Frankford Arsenal Brass Prep Center ($160) at a lower cost. I already have a LittleCrowGunworks.com World’s Finest Trimmer, so I do not need that functionality of the Frankford Arsenal unit.
My primary concern is quick neck brushing, primer pocket cleaning, chamfering and deburring. My preferred primer crimp remover is the RCBS Primer Pocket Swager that does a beautiful job of removing primer crimps without removing metal like the reamer shown. It is comprised of a round electrical box cover, four 8-32 machine screws and four 8-32 sleeve nuts to accept standard 8-32 case prep accessories.
I need to determine how to make a thread adapter coupling to attach a 1/2″ drill chuck to my wet tumbler driven by a windshield wiper motor. I know HOW I want to do it, I just need to decide how to do it (precisely) without a lathe.
I owned a Marlin 60 since 1987, but never really got ‘into’ guns until 2011 when I bought my first 9mm pistol. That was soon followed by a .380 and a 12 guage pump, and I was all in. I had done some 20 guage reloading growing up, and threw myself into 9mm and .223 reloading in 2017, .380 in 2019 and 7.62×39 in 2020. It is so satisfying to go to the range and string together ever improving groups with ammo I loaded myself; it doesn’t hurt that I’m a little OCD about technical things, the tangible/visible rewards are really gratifying.
I have a nagging but as yet unattained ‘want’ for a .358 Yeti unloader, it just looks like a really cool caliber. My next learning curve, space permitting, is casting and coating.