Home built tumbler

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jdm033056, May 5, 2013.

  1. jdm033056

    jdm033056 New Member

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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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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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.
     

  3. jdm033056

    jdm033056 New Member

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    Thanks. It does a very good job.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Definitely doing a good job by the looks of it. Pretty handy.
     
  5. Dan308

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    pretty cool man!
     
  6. jdm033056

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  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    JDM,

    Great Job! And certainly a nice unit!

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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  9. jdm033056

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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.
     
  10. trip

    trip New Member

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    Where does one find SS media? And does it work in vibrating cleaners?
     
  11. jdm033056

    jdm033056 New Member

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    I ordered mine from bullseye reloading. No it can't be used in a vibratory tumblers only wet.