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by mtngun
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: Design myths
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Design myths

There are many myths about selecting or designing cast bullets. In the internet age the newbie typically goes on an internet forum and asks the experts for advice. Except the "experts" are not really experts, and they give bad advice. That includes, but is not limited to, the CBA. "First thing, you ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: 350 Legend Chamber
Replies: 0
Views: 13

350 Legend Chamber

I have no clue how this thing headspaces but setting that aside, it would appear to have a good throat so it may be a good candidate for cast bullets.
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by mtngun
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Saeco top punches now available.
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Saeco top punches now available.

It only took me 15 years, but I finally got around to setting up to cut Saeco-style nose punches. :lol: :lol: :lol: The price will be $25 for a fitted punch or $15 for a flat punch. You probably think that I am trying to rip you off with those prices but unlike other mold makers I don't mass produce...
by mtngun
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some smooth bullet designs now available
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Some smooth bullet designs now available

The only proven advantage to smooth bullets is they fill out easier and drop out easier. Otherwise, grooves don't hurt anything and sometimes they help. The thinking behind smooth bullets is misguided and reflects a lack of understanding of bulletology. :geek: Nonetheless, some folks have asked for ...
by mtngun
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: design & sizing
Topic: I keep getting an inside-out bullet with the design program
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Re: I keep getting an inside-out bullet with the design program

The bottom half of the program is output-only.

There is no option for smooth bullets. They serve no purpose.
by mtngun
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Woodshed and Alaskan Mill
Replies: 32
Views: 30816

Re: Woodshed and Alaskan Mill

Wind bracing complete, tools hung up, construction materials stacked, and finally a vehicle can be parked inside the barn with room to spare. Yea! :)
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Now to get the loft organized ...
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by mtngun
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Woodshed and Alaskan Mill
Replies: 32
Views: 30816

Re: Woodshed and Alaskan Mill

Five years have passed and the interior of the barn is still not complete. Several wind braces are lacking (temporary braces made from scrap lumber have held the building up all these years :lol: ). Laying out the tenon in 6" x 8" douglas fir. https://imgur.com/0ALmgBl.jpg Finished tenon. https://im...
by mtngun
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: lighting
Replies: 0
Views: 899

lighting

I try to standardize on construction materials, including lighting. Storebought lighting fixtures can be spendy so homemade fixtures get the job done. Homemade wooden boxes. Plastic diffuser from Home Depot. https://imgur.com/3miaVYn.jpg Let there be light. :idea: https://imgur.com/iOknSXZ.jpg
by mtngun
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Closet doors
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Closet doors

Homemade closet doors, mounted on a standard bypass track. Nothing fancy. https://imgur.com/vnn0nEj.jpg Homemade closet door (minus a few pieces of trim when this photo was taken), on a barn door track. I prefer the look of the barn door hardware, but the track does require some empty wall space. In...
by mtngun
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Bathroom construction
Replies: 1
Views: 1050

Re: Bathroom construction

Mirror and lights added.
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