Ta da! When I left for work in the morning, my newest creation was printing. When I came back, it was done – it’s a “bleed tray”. When swaging lead cores, they’re pushed through the die and the excess lead bleeds off through a hole in the side of the die. Unfortunately, it drops to the floor.
This simple bleed tray solves my problem. It’s not revolutionary, but it represents a huge breakthrough in how technology is accessible for us to solve problems. More to come!