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    Who makes loading boxes like this?

    I bought this (used) many years ago at a Shilen Swap meet. Does anyone know who made it? Thanks, James
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    Sweet box. You ought to get a cabinet man to make up a few dozen and sell em. Nobody makes nice boxes for the newer shooters to get

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    Quote Originally Posted by James M. View Post
    I bought this (used) many years ago at a Shilen Swap meet. Does anyone know who made it? Thanks, James
    James, I could make something like that, Maybe even better. I have found it is easy to improve on a good idea while copying it. If you could you send me drawings and photos and I will see what I can do. Surely you have suggestions of your own for changes or improvements since you have used this. I am retired and I have the time.

    Bill Wynne
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    James, I have one of a few that Chet Whitebread made looks close to the same ( mine has three drawers)

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    A shooter from the Northeast, Bob Demonstoy, used to make a similar box, albeit a bit more elaborate with doors.

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    Thanks George, and Chet may well have made this one. I saw another at the SS several years but did not find out who made it. Bill, I don't need another but several people have asked who made it and I did not know. It is clamped to the bench on the right corner, and it has a front cover that latches at the top. It is very well made and only making it larger would be an improvement. Of course it becomes a problem with transporting if enlarged. James

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    James, I understand. It is the nature of wood built items to become heavy. That looks like a good idea and a good do it yourself project. It would be a good project for someone to draw plans and cut list for others to build.

    Concho Bill

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    Bill Wynne ?

    Sir if you were to come up with a set Dimensions or drawings to make such a loading box similar, what would you charge to build them? You said you were retired and may have the time, I would be interested in one if affordable and a quality piece as I'm sure it would be.
    Thanks for suggesting you might be a source for such a usable item. Lets see if there's any other interest
    Rich Henderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWASHBUCKLER1 View Post
    Sir if you were to come up with a set Dimensions or drawings to make such a loading box similar, what would you charge to build them? You said you were retired and may have the time, I would be interested in one if affordable and a quality piece as I'm sure it would be.
    Thanks for suggesting you might be a source for such a usable item. Lets see if there's any other interest
    Rich Henderson
    Well, Let me see, I could draw up a set of plans and cut list on my computer program free of charge to help the cause of hand loading. To build one and ship it to you would require packaging and freight to your location. Material and my labor @ at least $3.50 per hour. Seriously, it might cost you $200 delivered without finish. You might do better at a small cabinet shop in your area because there would be no need for packing or freight and the cabinet shop would have material that he could use. A lot of the material could be of his fall off pile. The biggest factor would be labor because those guys are not retired.

    The labor on the first one might be 5 or 6 hours. After the first one is built, the labor for two at a time might be 1/2 that.

    I would draw some good plans for free for this project complete with a cut list.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Wynne

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    Ron shultz

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    Bill - Draw up some plans and put them in the classifieds...the cheaper the better but you need to get something for your effort! Alternatively, draw up something and post it. I'll try to figure a way to make it forever.

    Check your email please sir!

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    James, if

    Quote Originally Posted by James M. View Post
    I bought this (used) many years ago at a Shilen Swap meet. Does anyone know who made it? Thanks, James
    the front cover is a drop front, it was definitely a Ron Shultz product. Chet may have built a few as well, but the majority of those oak boxes were built by Ron.

    David

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    [QUOTE=David Halblom;760741]the front cover is a drop front, it was definitely a Ron Shultz product. Chet may have built a few as well, but the majority of those oak boxes were built by Ron.
    David is correct it is the first style that Ron Made (1993/1994). I have never made any mine where all made by Don Ross. Back in 1992 he made 5 boxes Walt Berger got 2 for him and Eunice Don kept one for himself and I got 2 for wife and myself. In 1993 I had Don Ross make me a larger box that I could mount my sizing press in and sold the smaller one which George Ulrich now has. Larger one is pictured below. If anyone wants I can get pictures of Ron Schultz later model which a very nice style of a range box.

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    [QUOTE=coyotechet;760745]
    Quote Originally Posted by David Halblom View Post
    If anyone wants I can get pictures of Ron Schultz later model which a very nice style of a range box.

    Chet
    Chet and James, If you can get me more photos and dimensions, also your phone numbers for my questions. I will work with Wilbur and see what we can do in the way of shop drawings and do it yourself instructions. I want to be sure to give those who developed this idea credit.

    I believe the first one that Chet posted was oak and the second one that Chet posted looks like a product we call "Baltic Birch". Baltic birch is a plywood that is made in Russia. All layers are thin and of the same birch. That would be my first choice of material as it is very stable. It can be found in most cabinet shops but few lumber yards.

    Bill Wynne
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Wynne View Post
    The labor on the first one might be 5 or 6 hours.
    Bill,
    Hats off to you if you can make one in 6 hours. Would be curious to know how long it actually takes you. Looking forward to seeing the drawings. Thanks for doing this.

    Cheers,
    Keith

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