Discovered a 21 cen. Arbor press trick

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  1. X-47B

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    I discovered a cool little trick for the 21 century arbor press tonight. I was making a oak platform because the hydro has to be attached to a base in order not to tip when using. Then I got some 5/16 fender washers from Home Depot. Realized I can adjust them with the holes in the press base, so my Wilson seating die base can slide right in to the perfect spot every time! No more looking down to check to make sure it’s centered.
     

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  2. nmkid

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    That should work.
     
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  3. rwj

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    Very nice, inexpensive, and effective setup!

    That’s a pretty big pile of brass shavings on the Lyman case prep machine under the ID chamfer tool... how many cases?
     
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    Very nice,
    If I may ask
    What is your ideal seating pressure?
     
  5. X-47B

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    Quite a few
     
  6. X-47B

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    A
    @35-37
     
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  7. SPJ

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    That’s PSI correct?
     
  8. X-47B

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    Yes
     
  9. SPJ

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    I’m calculating the conversion in my head right now:D
     
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    To holds?
     
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  11. Bc'z

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    Uh ...
    Welding helmet, wype out, drill bits , press n loading block ,bug repellant , case prep center.
    Your scaring me...
    And that ain't easy.
    Great idea by the way a lil bit of ingenuity sure can make things easier.

    And I thought my bench was a wreck!
     
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    Did you see the size of those drill bits in the bottom of that drill index? No wonder he needs a welding helmet- a hole that big is always a problem
     
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    Yeah, he ain't playing around he means business!!
     
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    Not just screwing it to any old oak plank though Dan, that's a cracking job.
     
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    If you really want to be scared, I’ll send you a wider shot of the whole work bench.
     
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    Oh... please do!:D
     
  17. Immike

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    Clever idea OP, I scratched a circle on mine for the same reason, but I have to look and aim. Lol
     
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    It takes a few minutes dividing the unit into the factor:cool:
     
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    All I use is velcro in a V shape on anything that needs to center anything on a base!

    Joe Salt
     
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    Dusty, if you really want one of my drill bits, all you have to do is ask. It’s ok, I’ll will send you one. ;)
     
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