|Project by jerset||posted 07-26-2010 02:31 AM||3215 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Strange as it may seem not all wood working project produce a work of art. The Safeway lead miner is a practial tool for recycling lead bullets, it dovetails, pun intended, with the loading bench posting. I belong to the Mason County Sportsman Association, MCSA, our indoor range has a bullet sand trap, every 60-90 days the lead is removed and melted into ingots, then cast into new lead bullets, and sent back down range.
Several years ago i acquired an old exerciser machine with a Savage Arms motor, that has reciprocating plungers, I finally had a plan and started building, trial and error, a few revision and now 4 guys can remove 600-1000 pound of lead in about an hour using this and a sister machine that is manual powered. The Safeway miner is build on a shopping cart chassis, 2×4s, plywood and a mesh screen.