Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

nwsnowbum

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Jul 22, 2008
180
0
43
Spokane, WA
I'm currently processing a lot of brass. I am trying to limit my movement as much as possible to speed up the process. One hand to knock out and place brass, the other to work the press. I currently using a co-ax press. I'm hoping to be able to just knock out the brass as I am putting the next piece in the jaws. Problem is I'd like to catch the brass in a bin that I can mount on the underside of my bench so I don't have to pick them up off the floor. I was going to make something this weekend, but was wondering if someone else already has made one or there is some simple and handy solution already out there.

And yes, I realize this is bordering on extreme laziness.
 

Swan

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Mar 8, 2009
549
3
San Diego, CA
Re: Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

Duct tape and a cardboard box works pretty well
 

Victor N TN

Retired civilian fart
Full Member
Minuteman
Feb 16, 2002
4,025
12
69
Knoxville TN
Re: Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

Staple gun and 4" dryer vent hose. It may be better to use a big heavy plastic cable tie to actually staple to. The hose itself isn't that strong. Even if you catch it on a wire. But it would handle it pretty easy. Cut off the hose you don't need and duct tape it pointing down into the box.
 

Queequeg

Door Man
Full Member
Minuteman
May 16, 2008
1,657
17
63
Florida, Hillsborough county
Re: Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

It would be demeaning to your chi to use anything less than Mahogany planks, hand dove tailed and glued only with phenolic resin. Use bar clamps. Secure to underside of bench using teak dowels of 11/32" diameter.


I didn't think you were lazy
whistle.gif
 

Victor N TN

Retired civilian fart
Full Member
Minuteman
Feb 16, 2002
4,025
12
69
Knoxville TN
Re: Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

I'm not lazy or cheap. But I am motion challenged and very frugal.
 

dmgreene

Sergeant
Full Member
Minuteman
Sep 30, 2007
281
0
Old Salem, AL
Re: Mounting A Bin Under A Bench To Catch Brass

I have screws all along the front side of my bench for hanging paint buckets. Go to the hardware store and buy the 1 gallon paint buckets with the wire handles. I hang one under my press and just drop the cases straight down into the bucket when I pull it out of the press. I believe that I paid less than $2 a piece for them and they are one of the best investments that I have made for my bench.