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Old 05-05-2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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I was inspired by a thread on another forum about home built tumblers, and needed one for deburring Sight Mount and doing brass; here is my finished attempt. I had a motor, and the framing material, bought pillow blocks and pulleys as well as a Lortone 12 pound drum that was being cleared out. I have a little over 100 dollars in it including the new drum compared to the 250 - 300 for a new one in this weight class. It is very quiet and is turning the drum at 68 RPM. Clean inside case, clean primer pocket, clean flash hole. I can easily do 3 -4 pounds of brass or sights in this set up. The silver thing at 3 o'clock is the magnet I was using to pick up stray SS pin media. I am happy.





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well that is downright nifty! very good job there!

looking at the brass cases, it looks like it does a good job cleaning them.

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Thanks. It does a very good job.

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I was inspired by a thread on another forum about home built tumblers, and needed one for deburring Sight Mount and doing brass; here is my finished attempt. I had a motor, and the framing material, bought pillow blocks and pulleys as well as a Lortone 12 pound drum that was being cleared out. I have a little over 100 dollars in it including the new drum compared to the 250 - 300 for a new one in this weight class. It is very quiet and is turning the drum at 68 RPM. Clean inside case, clean primer pocket, clean flash hole. I can easily do 3 -4 pounds of brass or sights in this set up. The silver thing at 3 o'clock is the magnet I was using to pick up stray SS pin media. I am happy.
Definitely doing a good job by the looks of it. Pretty handy.
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Thanks all.

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JDM,

Great Job! And certainly a nice unit!

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Great job.

Try warm water and liquid tide for cleaning sometime.

I wash for 20 minutes, rinse, and throw them on cookie sheets in the oven at 180-200 for an hour.

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This was 5 pounds of SS media, 100 pcs of 40 brass, 1/4 tsp dish soap, 1/8 tsp of lemi shine, 1/2 gallon of water for 40 minutes.

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This was 5 pounds of SS media, 100 pcs of 40 brass, 1/4 tsp dish soap, 1/8 tsp of lemi shine, 1/2 gallon of water for 40 minutes.
Where does one find SS media? And does it work in vibrating cleaners?
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