My old wooden loading blocks have pissed me off for the last time. One is badly warped and both have the holes drilled so big the rounds flop around like a sailor on his way back to the ship from liberty. The commercial plastic trays I have annoy me too. One side only has 36 (!!) holes. The other side has 86 holes and the rifle cases like 7.62x51 just flop around too although not as bad as 223s do.
So enough. I sat down last night and drew up a bench block specifically for ammo in the size of 308/30-06/8mm etc. I wanted a couple of specific features on the block.
1. Snug enough fit that the case will not wobble around.
2. Tall enough to keep the case from falling over.
3. Spacing set far enough apart that my big fingers can easily grab individual cases even when the tray is full.
4. Hold 50 cases.
So this one fits all of the above. The size and depth of the holes are important to me so the case will stand upright while a powder funnel is set on the mouth for hand loading powder.
So here it is. I realize this is not a 'sexy' item but it will be appreciated and useful in my workshop.
Surprisingly the drawing took me 3 hours to create. Lots of tiny edits to connect all the holes to each other. 8 hours to print, $1.17 in PLA plastic.
And I can scale it up or down to fit other cases.