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Hull/shell Hopper

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Calkidd, Jan 31, 2011.

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  1. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would post up a few pictures of my project I did today. I made two of these hoppers out of 3/8" plywood. I was originally using a cardboard box, but they were getting flimsy. Since the weather is not conducive to shooting I though I would work on a few things to make reloading easier.

    I think I may remake these from a nicer plywood with stain ready wood instead of the cheap plywood.

    Bryan
     
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    Good job Bryan. how many will it hold?

    Matt
     
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    thats looks great! if i were to make one it would have to be tig welded and out of steel.. when it comes to wood i cant make a birdhouse..
     
  4. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kudos guys.

    Matt, it will hold 1000 wads and about 300-500 hulls.

    Bryan
     
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    How about some dimensions, height, width and depth.
     
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    Very nice. I did essentially the same thing out of a couple of cardboard boxes. Not as sturdy as what you've done.
     
  7. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    I am working on the diemensions give me a little time. Basically it is 10"X10"X16".

    Bryan
     
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    very nice! are you gonna paint it when you paint the walls? good luck with it
     
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    nice

    You might consider "torching" stripes on it with a propane torch and then staining

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  10. Calkidd

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    Gene that is a good idea, but this plywood is the lower grade. I had to wear gloves to handle it to prevent splinters in my hand and fingers. I need to use coarse sandpaper and knock it all down. More than likely I will paint it.

    Bryan
     
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    Nice going Bryan!

    Whiz
     
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    Bryan,
    What is the status on making either flat packs or patterns for your hoppers?

    Doc
     
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    might want to check those pic addresses
     
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    What bin? All I see are belt buckles and a lady sand bagging against a flood.
     
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    Thanks I thought it was my puter LOL How could two buckles hold hulls?

    Rock

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    Only pics. are of belt buckles!
     
  17. Ray Collins

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    Yo Brian,
    Turn your ears on...

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  18. Calkidd

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    Ok, I did not know this thread was so old and that I had said I was going to post up demensions, my apologies. Then I come to find out there are pictures of something completely different.

    I will take more photos of the hopper I made and post them up, in the meantime here are the demnetions of my current hopper. It will hold 1000 wads and around 300-500 hulls. Again I am sorry for the long delay.

    Bryan


    calkidd_2008_030312.jpg
     
  19. Calkidd

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    Ray, never gave it any thought of making a kit to assemble, but that is a good idea. Now that I have posted up the demnesions I guess there is no real need unless there are those who don't have the tools to make it.

    Bryan
     
  20. whiz white

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    Bryan: What software did you use to make the above drawing?

    Thanks.

    Whiz
     
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