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CitizenOfDreams
04-07-2010, 19:21
... 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).

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light1.jpg

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

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light2.jpg

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

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light3.jpg

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

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light4.jpg

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

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light5.jpg

farley45
04-07-2010, 19:29
:rofl:

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

BK63
04-07-2010, 19:42
:rofl:

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

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

Maine1
04-07-2010, 19:45
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.

Colorado4Wheel
04-07-2010, 19:45
Thats pretty nice and cheap as well.

XDRoX
04-07-2010, 19:46
Ya but would a Home Depot light turn green press blue? At first I thought it was a Dillon SS.:supergrin:

DEADLYACCURATE
04-07-2010, 19:46
Welcome to the reloading crowd

GioaJack
04-07-2010, 19:48
Doctor Kildare, to the loading room... STAT!

Jack

skanless
04-07-2010, 19:51
I was bored... No kidding. :supergrin:

CitizenOfDreams
04-07-2010, 20:12
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):

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/light6.jpg

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:

GioaJack
04-07-2010, 20:21
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

sdelam
04-08-2010, 08:21
I like it, might even scrounge the garage for a few parts myself later.

robin303
04-08-2010, 08:57
That is pretty snazzy.

mteagle1
04-08-2010, 09:25
Yesterday the wind was blowing about 40 MPH so I stayed inside and loaded a 1000 rounds.