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2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby daboone » 12 Jun 2018 13

Having a fetish for bench mounted powder measures thus I own several different types of PMs of which 5 are dialed in and used regularly. I have very little room for storage of easily damaged tools. Also I don't like mounting/dismounting any of them to make room for another. Pictured are 2 solutions I've come up with to solve both of those problems plus adding ease of access.

Flat bar off of a shelf which doesn't need much explanation and a Pedestal Carousel

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This one was made of 2 - 1 1/4in pipe flanges and one 10in (or 6"or 4") pipe (each fitting either NPT or NPS threads but do not mismatch) and a 6 or 7in x 1/4in aluminum (or wood or steel) disk. 7/8in holes drilled to accept desired number of PMs This stand picture was made of brass fittings because it's heaver but black pipe could be used. If the stand isn't going to be bolted down the pipe could be filled with lead if more weight is required. I haven't found either method necessary for my stand is quite stable.

The top flange's threads allow carousel motion thus any of the PMs can be swiveled to the forward position. An advantage of pipe threads adjustment ,to locate the PM's position, is rock solid stability. This stand could be bolted to the bench but I've found that unnecessary thus making it easy to moved to some more remote part of the bench when not in use.
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Re: 2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby larryw » 12 Jun 2018 13

Congratulations old buddy, came out good.
I like the move it out of the way feature.
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Re: 2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby JohnnyEnfield » 12 Jun 2018 14

Excellent stuff! Thanks for sharing. I have a small space and I am always trying to think of ways to use it better.
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Re: 2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby GasGuzzler » 12 Jun 2018 19

Nice work.

Somewhere I have a wooden "thing" I built to allow use of a single stage at the kitchen table only requiring it be stabilized with two c-clamps. I made it when I was off work for two weeks following my sphinktoral hernia surgery.....I was supposed to be resting and building something and reloading IS rest compared to work.
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Re: 2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby daboone » 15 Jun 2018 13

The top plates I recommended above, 6" or 7" depend on the the flange width. Make sure that plate has clearance beyond the edge the flange for the 7/8" holes for mounting the PM. That is necessary for securing the lockrings holding the PM so it doesn't hit the flange. Hope this clarification make sense.
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Re: 2 Powder Measure Stands

Postby Ranch Dog » 16 Jun 2018 05

great idea daboone, thanks for the details!
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