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Posted: 1/8/2006 3:00:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 3:05:03 PM EDT by Griz]

Originally Posted By WuMagic:
Griz,

Great JOB on your clone! Do you have pictures of the build process? Or any additional pictures of it?

Thanks!

-WuMagic



I didn't take any pictures while building. It's really simple though.

I used 2 pieces of 1x8 24 inches long.

1)I used a jigsaw to cut out the outline you see in my pic in one of the 1x8 boards. (I just lined up 30 rounds to get the right curve, traced the 30 rounds + mag on the wood, then moved in 3/8" from the tracing of the ammo).

2)I used a 3/8" rabbet bit in a router to under cut the ammo curve so that the rounds would fit, I had to cut it about .380" deep on the case rim side and like .320" on the bullet end (don't hold me to those numbers)

3)I put the two pieces together and used the top piece to trace the mag outline onto the bottom piece.

4)I used a mill-end router bit to cut the mag outline deep enough so the rounds clear the mag lip (measure the mag lip on that side, mine was .210")

5)Bolt the 2 halves together, make the pusher (using the rabbet bit again) and you're done.

As you can see in the pics, I'm no woodworker. It's ugly, but it works great :)

More Pics:



The pusher:


The end that the pusher goes into. If you look closely, you can see that this is 2 pieces of 1x8 stacked together.


This shows where the rounds enter the mag. See the depression that I cut into the bottom 1x8 so that the mag lip would be below the level of the incoming cartridges.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:04:34 PM EDT
Now thats neat!

Don't worry, your wood skills exceed mine easily.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:04:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 3:05:07 PM EDT by A96HondaAccordEX]
nice. But to load it, you have to put all the bullets on the edge of the wood piece and slide them in? Sounds like will take a lot of time, compared to a LULA
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:07:17 PM EDT
Sweet!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:10:46 PM EDT

But to load it, you have to put all the bullets on the edge of the wood piece and slide them in?


Nope, you just angle the cartridges a little to put them in from the top. It's not that much faster than using a LULA, but it's a lot easier and the huge advantage is that you don't have to pay as much attention to what you're doing.

Watch the video on maglula.com of a guy using the real thing.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:12:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
Sweet!



Yes, it is...

Nice work!!
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 3:39:45 PM EDT
Griz,

Thanks for the additional pictures and response in this new thread!!!

I am going to have to make my own also... Been a while since I had a new wood project to complete.

Cheers!

-WuMagic
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:25:06 PM EDT
What a great idea! Looks like I have a project for next weekend!

How about making it work for 20 rounders also!

http://members.cox.net/nato762/magloader%20Mod.JPG
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:29:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Planedoc:
How about making it work for 20 rounders also!



Yep, that's on my "to-do" list. Should just take a notch to make straight 20 rounders work too.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:33:34 PM EDT


Very nice!

Is it curved because the mag is curved? Or does it make the loading process easier somehow?

I think I'll make one for my M1 Carbine mags
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:36:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Very nice!

Is it curved because the mag is curved? Or does it make the loading process easier somehow?

I think I'll make one for my M1 Carbine mags



It's curved because 5.56 cases are tapered... Same reason the mag is curved Line up a bunch on a table and you'll see.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:36:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Is it curved because the mag is curved? Or does it make the loading process easier somehow?

hr


The cartridges are tapered and the stack will curve. Try laying several cartridges together side by side and you'll see.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:41:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Planedoc:

Originally Posted By danpass:

Is it curved because the mag is curved? Or does it make the loading process easier somehow?




The cartridges are tapered and the stack will curve. Try laying several cartridges together side by side and you'll see.




Ahhhh ... yes; then draw the layout (on the wood) according to that and cut.

too lazy right now to break out some cartridges.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 5:45:05 PM EDT
Now if you could figger out a way to dump in a bunch of rounds and shake them to get the proper orientation like the old ramline 22lr loader...yea.

oooh ohhh and add hydraulics .

Link Posted: 1/15/2006 7:11:27 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:27:01 PM EDT
Nice work!
Link Posted: 1/15/2006 8:33:21 PM EDT
Now that is pretty cool. Well done.


Gene
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:38:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 12:32:45 PM EDT by TaylorWSO]
I built this one in a couple of hours. BTW the radius on the bullets is 27" for the arc.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:01:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
I built this one in a couple of hours. BTW the radius on the bullets is 27" for the arc.

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Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:19:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By danpass:

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
I built this one in a couple of hours. BTW the radius on the bullets is 27" for the arc.

snap25.photobox.co.uk/156041934e0c5d94139e1dc1323ee8fe34bc5101b84e0­ef361f46af5.jpg



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Was working not too long ago, it was really nicely done. And the ebony inlay, magnifique'!

Seriously, it did look cool.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:34:15 PM EDT
Dammit. I think its fixed.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 12:49:58 PM EDT
That would be cool in a plastic.

Paging, Plastics Plus......
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 1:28:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
I built this one in a couple of hours. BTW the radius on the bullets is 27" for the arc.

snap25.photobox.co.uk/549212525afbfba82e3e3cbbe23261719a2e6b90d1b02­8cd0c96db5d.jpg



Very very nice. I'm ashamed of my crude workmanship now

I've since added a notch for straight 20 round mags to mine.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:08:32 PM EDT
is this really faster? i mean by the time you line up all the rounds in the tray couldnt you have snapped them in the mag?

nice work though.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 2:11:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:

Originally Posted By danpass:

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
I built this one in a couple of hours. BTW the radius on the bullets is 27" for the arc.

snap25.photobox.co.uk/156041934e0c5d94139e1dc1323ee8fe34bc5101b84e0­ef361f46af5.jpg



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Was working not too long ago, it was really nicely done. And the ebony inlay, magnifique'!

Seriously, it did look cool.




It does look cool. Got a bigger pic? Is that poplar?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:35:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 5:41:06 PM EDT by TaylorWSO]
try this



If not go here www.photobox.ie/album/album_fullsize.html?c_photo=45108803

If that doesnt work then I dont know what to do..

I made it out of maple- Thats the hardest stuff I had on hand. I would have used hickory but I figure the maple will last long enough. The "pusher" Is a piece of HDPE. It slides very easily over the lacquered wood. You can also spray it with some "Dri-cote' or Hornady One-Shot to make the rounds slide easier.

Griz "Very very nice. I'm ashamed of my crude workmanship now" Don't be. I have a shop with 50k in tools- Thats why it looks good- It's not because I'm good. I'm glad you made this post- I'm gonna build another for M1A mags just for grins.

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 3:53:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
try this

snap25.photobox.co.uk/81747048f76c308ef811144876d1001f0542822dcb29a­5f482e4c4a6.jpg

If not go here http://www.photobox.ie/album/album_fullsize.html?c_photo=45108803

If that doesnt work then I dont know what to do..

I made it out of maple- Thats the hardest stuff I had on hand. I would have used hickory but I figure the maple will last long enough. The "pusher" Is a piece of HDPE. It slides very easily over the lacquered wood. You can also spray it with some "Dri-cote' or Hornady One-Shot to make the rounds slide easier.

Griz "Very very nice. I'm ashamed of my crude workmanship now" Don't be. I have a shop with 50k in tools- Thats why it looks good- It's not because I'm good. I'm glad you made this post- I'm gonna build another for M1A mags just for grins.




"You are not logged in"

Its okay . What do you finish the wood with? I've been using wood sealer, stain, then several coats of Hi-gloss Tung Oil.

(Posting this here so your tips can show for everyone )
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 2:57:30 PM EDT
I cut the notch for the straight 20 round mags, works great.

I'm also interested in how someone who knows what he's doing would finish the wood. I'm a little worried about it not being dimensionally stable as the seasons (and humidity) change. What kind of finish should I use to keep it stable and keep it nice and slick? (I used poplar for mine).
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 3:08:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:45:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Griz:
I cut the notch for the straight 20 round mags, works great.

I'm also interested in how someone who knows what he's doing would finish the wood. I'm a little worried about it not being dimensionally stable as the seasons (and humidity) change. What kind of finish should I use to keep it stable and keep it nice and slick? (I used poplar for mine).



I used laquer, just 2 coats with light sanding. I then sprayed with DRI COTE- a wax coating that makes its real slick.

I would reccomend a danish oil finish-(1/3 poly,1/3 mineral spirit,1/3BLO) for the poplar. This will make the wook hard. I would then finish off with wax- for that smooth feed.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 11:56:23 AM EDT
I couldn't stop myself from attempting to make one of these out of polyboard. Great Idea, Works pretty smooth...







Bushy Out!!!
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 3:43:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 3:43:53 PM EDT by danpass]

Originally Posted By Bushy-Shooter:
I couldn't stop myself from attempting to make one of these out of polyboard. Great Idea, Works pretty smooth...


i38.photobucket.com/albums/e139/Bushy-Shooter/IMAG0141.jpg

i38.photobucket.com/albums/e139/Bushy-Shooter/IMAG0139.jpg


Bushy Out!!!



woah, nice! Where do you get that stuff? Do you just work it with normal power tools?
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:40:21 PM EDT
woah, nice! Where do you get that stuff? Do you just work it with normal power tools?


I get scraps from work and yes it cuts just like wood. I cut it out with a tablesaw, a jigsaw and router.
Took me a couple evenings to get it all done.

I countersunk screws on the back to hold it together.
I plan on gorrila glueing it together as soon as I get some.
If you like I will take more pics but its pretty much like the wood ones here only plastic.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:07:48 PM EDT
tag for later
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:16:24 PM EDT
Okay. I'm impressed. How much to make about 30 of these things for my work? They need to be durable for rain and snow as well as heat. ANything's bound to be better than the money that they want for the aluminum stuff they had at Shot.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:38:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 1:39:08 PM EDT by Griz]

Originally Posted By jvicent:
Okay. I'm impressed. How much to make about 30 of these things for my work? They need to be durable for rain and snow as well as heat. ANything's bound to be better than the money that they want for the aluminum stuff they had at Shot.



You'd need to buy them from MAGLULA unless you can find someone willing and able to defend himself/his buisness if MAGLULA's patent application is approved.

appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=4&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=magazine.AB.&s2=loader.AB.&OS=ABST/magazine+AND+ABST/loader&RS=ABST/magazine+AND+ABST/loader

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:38:54 PM EDT
Tag for cool gadget I might be able to build

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:52:12 PM EDT
Yeah, I suppose making something for sale is worse than just making for yourself. Maybe I'll go whittle some wood until it works for me. Shouldn't be anything they could say about that being patent infringement.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:11:24 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:54:49 AM EDT
Gentlemen,

For your information, our application for patent on the BenchLoader has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent by the US patent office. A patent will be issued soon.

Please refrain form offering such products for sale.

BTW, only the BenchLoaders are durable for rain and snow as well as heat, and are built to last a lifetime.

Thank you,

Guy Tal
maglula Ltd.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:39:19 AM EDT
Gentlemen,

For your information, our application for patent on the BenchLoader has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent by the US patent office. A patent will be issued soon.

Please refrain form offering such products for sale.

BTW, only the BenchLoaders are durable for rain and snow as well as heat, and are built to last a lifetime. And cost an arm and a leg.
Thank you,

Guy Tal
maglula Ltd.


Fixed it for ya
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 7:56:41 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 10:33:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2006 10:34:26 AM EDT by labrat454]

Originally Posted By Bushy-Shooter:
Gentlemen,

For your information, our application for patent on the BenchLoader has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent by the US patent office. A patent will be issued soon.

Please refrain form offering such products for sale.

BTW, only the BenchLoaders are durable for rain and snow as well as heat, and are built to last a lifetime. And cost an arm and a leg.
Thank you,

Guy Tal
maglula Ltd.


Fixed it for ya



And the biggest reason why I would Never buy one.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:16:03 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:19:51 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 11:31:21 AM EDT
Great JOB
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:16:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By labrat454:

Originally Posted By Bushy-Shooter:
Gentlemen,

For your information, our application for patent on the BenchLoader has been examined and is allowed for issuance as a patent by the US patent office. A patent will be issued soon.

Please refrain form offering such products for sale.

BTW, only the BenchLoaders are durable for rain and snow as well as heat, and are built to last a lifetime. And cost an arm and a leg.
Thank you,

Guy Tal
maglula Ltd.


Fixed it for ya



And the biggest reason why I would Never buy one.

+1. They seem like a nice item if you are loading thousands of rounds at one time and often. Very pricey.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 12:49:32 PM EDT
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