Ysterhout Dot Net

On my last vacation, I took my smallest press and some loading kit along to help pass the time.

Usually, I would bolt the press to a piece of 38mm pine, and C-clamp the pine to a table or rigid surface with custom shaped mouse pads between so as not to mark the surfaces. On this occasion, there was no adequate rigid table surface available, and I had to make do with a flexing countertop.

The loading went ok, but the whole excercise was sufficiently irritating for me to go and make a free-standing, stable reloading press stand and base that were reasonably portable.

The criteria I used for portability were :

and of course

I used the same method as for the Reloading Press Mark I, the difference being that the concrete base section and metal stand separate, and that the design allows me to use any of my presses on the same stand.

Last Updated 7 Oct 2023 at 10:17:34