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This looks great, but I also am not on a riser, so would have to figure out something.  IF I could run the funnel tube left and then back right I could place it on a shelf I have below the main bench...  Or maybe just run it down the front even?

 

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I made a set up for my Star Machine that should work fine with this brass marker.  Thanks Saul for this product.

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On 5/28/2019 at 9:48 PM, Balakay said:

I am using a Brushtip Sharpie with a .45 bullet taped to the end.

 

I have a stupid question.  Are you using the .45 bullet to add weight?  I am assuming this is to get a better mark on the brass.

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5 hours ago, CSEMARTIN said:

 

I have a stupid question.  Are you using the .45 bullet to add weight?  I am assuming this is to get a better mark on the brass.

Correct. The added weight seems to help make a broader, more uniform mark on the brass

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On 6/6/2019 at 5:21 AM, Balakay said:

Correct. The added weight seems to help make a broader, more uniform mark on the brass

 

And you added some tape to the Brush tip Sharpie as well to keep it in place it appears in the photo?  I haven't been thrilled with the markings I am getting from the regular Sharpies so I picked up some brush tips tonight but they as just a touch small for the large opening and o-rings.  Can't find any markers locally so far the size of the Edding markers they mention.  

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Well I ordered one...  I'll figure out some way to set it up on my bench - I just replaced the Dillon akrobin mount for the Inline Fab one which has more of a shelf.  Might have enough room to put it on that shelf, then output marked rounds down to the lower shelf in pic...we'll see.

 

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Also moved the monitor back down, I had put it higher at eye level thinking that would work better, but reality is I'm always looking down at toolhead/shellplate anyway so looking up every stroke was annoying lol.

 

Honestly, I may just remove the cam/monitor altogether - reality is I am looking at shellplate every stroke anyway, and with the Dillon KaKlunk saftey rod it's damn near impossible to get a double or empty...

 

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Brass Marker arrived today... and I am seriously underwhelmed :(.  I still need to do some tuning I guess, but I have yet to get a decent stripe.  I've followed the various directions/fixes, ie blunting the tip, I even trimmed the tip to get a wider stripe.  I've put weights on the markers, first a 230g which made little difference, then a second 230gr still no improvement.  It's skipping all around, making wavy lines, not making complete lines, etc. Plus, it sounds like a janky claptrap.  I don't know, maybe I got a dud...  If I can't get it working better than this it will be going back.

 

 

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Pitiful results so far...

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HMMM Cool idea i guess.. saves a bit of hand work 

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15 minutes ago, 78Staff said:

Brass Marker arrived today... and I am seriously underwhelmed :(.  I still need to do some tuning I guess, but I have yet to get a decent stripe.  I've followed the various directions/fixes, ie blunting the tip, I even trimmed the tip to get a wider stripe.  I've put weights on the markers, first a 230g which made little difference, then a second 230gr still no improvement.  It's skipping all around, making wavy lines, not making complete lines, etc. Plus, it sounds like a janky claptrap.  I don't know, maybe I got a dud...  If I can't get it working better than this it will be going back.

 

 

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Pitiful results so far...

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yea, those lines suck.  Try a brush tip Sharpie and wrap some tape around the shaft so the tip  doesn't  get pushed up by the passing bullet

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11 minutes ago, Balakay said:

yea, those lines suck.  Try a brush tip Sharpie and wrap some tape around the shaft so the tip  doesn't  get pushed up by the passing bullet

 

 

Like this?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-Brush-Tip-Permanent-Marker/dp/B00GN2VN3M/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=brush+tip+sharpie&qid=1561060474&s=gateway&sr=8-9

 

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53 minutes ago, Balakay said:

yea, those lines suck.  Try a brush tip Sharpie and wrap some tape around the shaft so the tip  doesn't  get pushed up by the passing bullet

 

So you set it high enough it just barely touches? With the regular Sharpies I started at that and in the end the best results though still not what I hoped was to have them right down against the wheel it seemed.  Haven't fiddle with the brush tips yet to make them fit.

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1 minute ago, Chili said:

 

So you set it high enough it just barely touches? With the regular Sharpies I started at that and in the end the best results though still not what I hoped was to have them right down against the wheel it seemed.  Haven't fiddle with the brush tips yet to make them fit.

I  set it so the tip was slightly above the wheel with no bullet present. The brush tip is softer than the standard and with some weight on the back end of the shaft,  the marker will not get pushed up too much.  This will create a broader line than the above picture

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Ok got the Brush tips, MUCH MUCH better  -  thanks @Balakay  👍

 

Also, a Acme Coated 255 .44 bullet nose fits the recess on the tail end of the Brush Tip Sharpie perfectly.  Added some tape around the barrel as suggested and all seems to be working better.  Only thing is sometime the round feeds opposite way around, so the marks are on the other end, but that's minor and just some more tweaking I think.

 

Now I just have to figure out how to get it inline with my 1050.  The press isn't high enough off the bench to use the IF tray like I was hoping, so I'll likely have to cobble something up.

 

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Hmm, after 30 years of doing it manually, I may have to get one of these and see how much I have to tweak it to make the stripes look as good as my manual markers do.

 

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First use of striped brass earlier this week at the range...didn't lose one piece of 10mm brass lol.  Pretty happy with the results, although manual marking would have worked to I suppose :).

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Man we sure love gadgets in this game. A tool for marking brass that only works well with certain markers. Seriously, a brass marking device tuning thread? 😂

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I'm a bit leery of this new technology. Looks like several people are having light strikes. Sorry. Light stripes. 

 

Just kidding. If I ran 38SC instead of 9 I would have one as well. 

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1 hour ago, Part_time_redneck said:

 Light stripes.

That's hilarious!

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On 6/20/2019 at 9:26 PM, 78Staff said:

Brass Marker arrived today... and I am seriously underwhelmed :(.  I still need to do some tuning I guess, but I have yet to get a decent stripe.  I've followed the various directions/fixes, ie blunting the tip, I even trimmed the tip to get a wider stripe.  I've put weights on the markers, first a 230g which made little difference, then a second 230gr still no improvement.  It's skipping all around, making wavy lines, not making complete lines, etc. Plus, it sounds like a janky claptrap.  I don't know, maybe I got a dud...  If I can't get it working better than this it will be going back.

 

 

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Pitiful results so far...

WtXyryDl.jpg

Check if the bullets are bouncing on the rubber wheel, this happens when the rubber sleeve on the wheel isn't placed correctly flat. If this is the case, you can rub your finger over the rubber sleeve from one side to the other while it is turning to flatten the sleeve.

 

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