Homemade ball press
Just thought you guys might be interested in my new ball press - just finished this afternoon.
A quality piece of kit.
I could see my ROA cylinder in that.
very nice looking press does it work good for ya
that looks very nice, well done
That looks great.
I would like one that do all six simultaneously.
Parts list please.
Hi, that is a smart looking bit of kit. Any chance of a parts list ? This is one of those things I keep meaning to have a try doing. Cheers.
I never do "drawings" just sketches and play around with ideas until I have it clear in my mind what I want to do, what materials I have, or can get at the right price, and if I can machine it on the equipment I have.
Originally Posted by davefitz66
The black casting started life as a cheap Chinese toggle clamp. LIKE THIS The base is 4" x 6" x 1/2" aluminium. The two vertical bars are 1/2" stainless steel 8" tall.
The brass tip of the ram can be changed for smaller calibres and the whole head can be raised or lowered to suit the cylinder. The ram has compound linkage and can easily seat oversized balls.
I made a new ram and reamed out the casting to give a smooth sliding fit. I made it up in my home shop, just a small old lathe and a Chinese hobby mill.
Just starting on a small arbour press now.
I will be waiting with interest to see how that turns out