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Old February 13, 2002, 08:00 AM   #26
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...pair of jeans...

1. Take a pair of old worn jeans.
2. Cut the legs.
3. Sew, or (if you are a real macho) have your wife sew tight one end.
4. Zipper in other end.
5. Put your cases in the "leg".
6. Put leg in washing machine.
7. Run washing programme without centrifugation.
8. Dry cases.

Voilá, clean brass...
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Old February 14, 2002, 12:37 PM   #27
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I built mine ussing plan from:

It took quite o bit time to get all the things.

Then burned two elect. motors (from a coffee grinder)
but finaly found a motor wich is still working.

I consider the project success, It' works like a charm but I have no way telling how long it takes before it brakes down again.

So , talk to your spause and buy quality tumbler with avto media separatror.

Shine is a nice thing must have some.
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Old February 14, 2002, 11:20 PM   #28
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Midway's tumbler is on sale now for $39.95. That doesn't include media and polish (I don't think). Still that's a good deal. Berry's is a great company and they stand behind their products. I'm sure their's is a very good tumbler, too.

Good luck,

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Old March 9, 2009, 11:43 PM   #29
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i know this is an old thread and i am new to the forum, but thought i would throw in another cheap idea. I just bought a vibrating massage mat off of craigslist for $5. It has 10 vibrating motors inside. I am just going to mount them all around a large bowl, fill it with walnut shells and turn it loose. If it works I'll post an update. wish me luck!
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Old March 10, 2009, 04:50 PM   #30
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I used to use masking tape to tape a container, with a good sealing lid, onto the inside of the clothes dryer drum. Then run the dryer with no heat. It would take a long time, but it did work. The worst part was that I had to keep resetting the timer.
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Old March 10, 2009, 07:18 PM   #31
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Simple Vibrator Plans That Work

I have a set of plans I developed about 25 years ago and used to sell "kits" and plans for a vibratory cleaner - The basic idea is pretty simple and it WORKS - I still have one of the units and just tired it for brass polishing - IT WORKS LIKE A CHAMP - never had thought of it for this purpose before!! Anyway take an inline electric pad sander - turn the sucker upside down (my plans had the sander built inside an (easily built) wooden box) then put a Rubbermaid - (if I remember correctly like 15 quart - rectangular container with lid) - throw the top on fire it up for a couple hours and bingo. I happen to have a Sears pad sander (takes about a 1/3rd of a full sheet of paper). Probably still have the plans around somewhere and if I can find them I will be glad to post them - these do work - I sold these in the back of Pop Mechanics for 4 or 5 years some time ago - wore out a table saw cutting out kits for these. So if you have access to one of these sanders break it out and for a few bucks you can have yourself a nice brass cleaner - the deal on the Midways for $39.95 is pretty good though!!

If you have any questions let me know!
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Old August 11, 2009, 07:02 PM   #32
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figured I could respond to a 7 year old thread and see if anyone else has ideas
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Old November 30, 2010, 08:16 PM   #33
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Do you want to shoot or make 'purty bullets'?

I would like to shoot ' purty bullets '.... also, would sand work as a medium ? Tks, George
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Old November 30, 2010, 08:45 PM   #34
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There's no use digging up old threads for a comment like this one...

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