Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by tjeffords, May 15, 2012.
I will reprime the rounds i'm sending you
Hey everyone sorry its been a while since I have updated anything. Ive been workin 10hr days 7 days a week. I will get a pic or two of where I'm at on the table. Not much has been done though.
The brass "crop circle".....no mystery here.
I can not wait to see this project finished up.
ok so if any one knows about the storms that ripped threw here you'll understand.
I had the table set up im my back building ( around 1000+ rounds on it ). Apparently my back building has gaps some where because after the 95-100 mph winds on 6-29 ( that took out two good sized oak trees that fell blocking the road.) I opened up my building to find ALL but one lonely 17hmr shell scattered EVERYWHERE!!!! I didnt think took take pics just because i had an entire fridges contents to throw away and find some way to remove the tree.
But my sample for the epoxy finally showed up.
Heres a pic of the trees. My house is on the white one on the left behind the tree lol. Oh you cant tell but we (me and my wife) were rear ended at an out traffic light that friday also. Rough couple weeks YAY OHIO!!! LOL
Ok so I haven't had much time to work on the table due to workin 7 days a week 9-10 hr days also doin physical therapy from the crash. But I have collected what I think is all the brass that was on the table before the storm lol.
Here is where I'm at.. I tested the epoxy sample I got from Epoxy ect. it works great with clean brass but I cant do it with the dirty/worn brass. So now I'm looking for an easy way just clean the heads so they will adhere. but i only want to do the heads so I can keep the worn look from the bottom and side view.
I'm open to suggestions. I was thinkin about six inch polishing wheel on a bench grinder but I don't have one nor can I afford one right now I'm really strapped for cash.
Btw here is a pic and thank you all for all the help!!!!
Take the bottom and twist it on a scotch brite pad. Just a few twists and it will be clean and the glue will adheare to it just fine. Its the cheapest way that i know of.
sounds good thats gonna be a lot of twistin lol
LOL! Ya! but its one way to get the kids or grand-kids involved.
yeah ill pay them .01¢ each round! lol
That could get a little pricey.. Box of popcicles works just as good and cheaper..
should not be to bad i can see them giving up after about 100 rds each lol
Heres what you do TJ.. Take a staplegun and tack a couple sheets of scotchbrite to a scrap of plywood, then just run the headstamps across them as you toss them from one box to the next. Then when you get ready to apply epoxy and reassemble the tabletop just a quick rub with some denatured alcohol on a rag before applying epoxy. thatlle ensure you get a clean, grease free bond with the glass. Not a bad idea to wipe the glass too with the denatured alcohol.
yeah I was planing on using alcohol on everything beforehand. That is also how i tested the epoxies
As of today this is where Im at!
The first pic
Angled view (So you can see the different heights)
The second pic
Tj that is one cool table!!!
Am I right in thinking this is going to be the thickness of the .50 rounds encased in epoxy? How much is this going to weigh?
Another thing you could do with it is to have designs inside the design by flipping the brass upside down. It would make the patterns stand out and show off some of the headstamps. Might be cool.
I was acctualy originallygoing to just epoxy all the rounds directly to the round glass and use the 50s as mounting points to the base. Thats why Im using 5 rounds to distribute the weight. there will be 5 steel or aluminum rods epoxied into the 50 BMG's and the steel rods will attach to a base after being turned over suspending the brass from the glass.
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