Thermal conductivity and frozen pork

I bought a 12" x 6" x .5" piece of aluminum from mcmasters since aluminum is
cheaper than
steel in that size from them. Anyway, it shows up today and I have it sitting
on the
kitchen counter where I opened the shipping box.
A bit later I reach into the fridge to get the pork loin I pulled from the
freezer
earlier. It was a bit late in the day so it was still frozen.
Thinking about how good a thermal conductor aluminum is, I laid the loin on the
chunk of
aluminum. Darn, that works pretty good. For a second check, I got a fully
frozen loin
and put it on the plate. Thawed about 1/4" in less than a hour.
The aluminum will not be staying in the kitchen since it is destined to be a
mounting
plate for my Lee Loadmaster so I can mount it to my Bridgeport table and use
that for a
bench. The machine room is the only part of my garage that is heated. I'll
also drill
and tap bolt patterns for my Lyman Turret and Lyman LubeSizer.
Wes
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Wes
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As I sort-of recall, it's been made into a product:
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Chances are they didn't use anything nearly as substantial as your manly 36 cubic inches of aluminum. A decently thick non-stick aluminum frying pan is probably better than the mail-order gadgets were.
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
To achieve full RCM status, you must use a 0.25" thick sheet of tinned copper.
Joe Gwinn
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Joseph Gwinn
SNIP
Actually, .25" thick pure silver - much better conductor than copper
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Bill Noble
Let's not go overboard here. How about silver-plated copper? Silver is used in place of tin in very high end copper pots and pans.
Joe Gwinn
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Joseph Gwinn
How long have you been using the LM? Any issues?
Reply to
Tom Gardner
Silver plated diamond? (silver just to have some metal content).
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Sure! just pop down to the friendly local neighborhood diamond store, and pick up a 12" x 6" x 1/2" slab of diamond! ;-D
Cheers! Rich
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Rich Grise
Actually, sheets of polycrystalline diamond can be deposited in bulk from a RF plasma. But it still ain't cheap. Or that thick.
Joe Gwinn
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Joseph Gwinn
Maybe in our lifetime, or that of our kids, by CVD or some other process.
Who would have thought 100 years ago that we'd have cheap tools made with something as hard as tungsten carbide, or that slices of _sapphire_ measuring inches in diameter would be affordable?
Best regards, Spehro Pefhany
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Spehro Pefhany
Gold. No sense cheaping out. Karl
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kfvorwerk
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The thermal conductivity of gold exceeds that of aluminum, but is less than that of copper, silver, diamond, or graphene. See either of
Anyway, for the original purpose of rapidly defrosting a frozen pork chop, exposing it on all sides to warm turbulent air would work faster than laying the chop on a piece of metal.
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James Waldby
I don't know about him but I used one for a bunch of years back in the 60s for Win 270, 30-06, and a LOT of 38 Spl + a small bit of other stuff. Quit reloading when I hung up the target shooting and hunting. ...lew...
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Lewis Hartswick
Anything that you might like to sell? I didn't think Lee was making the Loadmaster back then.
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LibtardStupid
I used it for a couple years and then took a time out. I never got it to work with all the bells and whistles for long.
Right now I tend to use it to deprime followed by inside neck expand.
Prime off line with a autoprime. Btw, the lastest one with the square pan sucks. The earlier round one is far more ergonomic.
Set up 50 cases in a loading block and fly over them with a lyman 55 powder throw.
Verify powder levels with strong light and measure contents of last case charged to check charge weight.
Then I feed the cases back in, with a bullet on top of them, run though seating die and taper crimp die.
Not blazing fast but it is safe.
I've had problems with primers from deprime station hanging up in shell plate, miss feeds from press mounted accuprime system damaging the little plastic bit that slides the primer and I'm not that thrilled with their powder throw.
That is why I use my modified method. It is still faster than a single station press and is a lot more forgiving. I may try getting the case feeder working sometime in the future.
Someday I'm buying a Dillon.
Wes
-- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
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Wes
Here is a review I saw recently. This guy has a Lee, Hornady, and a Dillon. It is worth a read.
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Wes
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Wes

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