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Old April 30, 2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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Case holder in Ultra-sonic?

I am looking for a simple DIY case holder that I could use when cleaning brass in my lyman ultra-sonic. They clean much better when held upright and the primers removed. Any ideas on what I could do?
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Old April 30, 2013, 03:32 AM   #2
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I made a rack out of brass model rail track, using stainless threaded bar to hold the rails apart at just the right spacing to hold the cases by the groove/rim. Hangers (made from wire coat hangers) hold the rails at the right height - one set for mouth up, another for mouth down. Then I switched to stainless tumbling.

The track is something like this: http://www.tenmille.com/GScaleTrack.html

I hope the description makes sense; I'm not at home to post a photo at the moment.

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Old April 30, 2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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Would need a picture. Neat idea though, but I definitely don't have any model railroad track laying around
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Old April 30, 2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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Get one of those plastic grills for fluorescent light fixtures in hung ceilings and cut out the appropriates size section.
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Old April 30, 2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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Ultrasonic Tray modification

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I modify Blazer 9mm packaging trays to stand my .223 brass on end to get a little better primer pocket cleaning.

Tools needed:
1/4" drill bit & drill
3/8" O.D. x 1/4" I.D. pneumatic tubing (serves as a drill bushing)
Block of wood to drill into.

Drill holes in tray pockets for drainage.
Two 50 rd trays fit pefectly into my cleaner (a good way to count your brass)

Hope this help.
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Old April 30, 2013, 03:40 PM   #6
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I use one of these. I found them at a restaurant supply type store.

http://cool.cambro.com/Camwear_Shake...s_Display.ashx

It allows you to easily dump the cleaning fluid that the cases are in easily.
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Old May 5, 2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Would need a picture
Finally got home so I could take some. Here you go...

The rail-track case-rack, end-on. To the left is a short hanger, to the right a long one:



In the bath, using the short hangers. The cases would be decapped before cleaning, of course.
The rack can be flipped over and used with the long hangers so that the primer pockets are downwards and close to the ultrasound transducers.



The idea was inspired by John Knight, who made them much better than I ever could.

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Old May 6, 2013, 12:17 PM   #8
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That is way slick!
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Old May 6, 2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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That is way slick!
It would be great if it worked.

After 2 generations of ultrasonic cleaners I've realized that for my requirements stainless tumbling is the only way.

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