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Reloading using child labour !!!! LOL !!!!

bl*cksmithden said: Mods, feel free to move this to OT if it's too far outside of the spectrum. So, I was expanding some empty 45 ACP brass and my 6 year old daughter (who has severe autism) kept hanging around my reloading bench watching me. After about the 20th time trying to get her hands in there, I gave up and let her try. MAN, the kid is a natural and she loves it !!!! My son has helped me, but he usually gets bored after a few dozen. After probably 150, her mom called us both for dinner and she didn't want to stop!!!! Check the vid of her telling mom to be quiet LOL!!!!!!! :D http://s207.photobucket.com/albums/bb93/blacksmithden/?action=view¤t=April202008127.flv

t*ngospike99 said: Good for you she will have a good time helping out.

*Rmike said: hahaha, cute!!

m*ynard said: You should have shipped her to me last week. 1500 .308 Lapua cases, cleaned, FL resized, cleaned again, trimmed, deburred and sorted by weight. 900 primed so far today with 600 more to go. Then the loading will start. Can she read a digital scale? I promise to send her home as soon as she is done. Will pay airfare both ways:p

tr*bluscrew said: Nothing wrong with that. Quality time spent together is what she will remember most.

jk*jfes said: You should have shipped her to me last week. 1500 .308 Lapua cases, cleaned, FL resized, cleaned again, trimmed, deburred and sorted by weight. 900 primed so far today with 600 more to go. Then the loading will start. Can she read a digital scale? I promise to send her home as soon as she is done. Will pay airfare both ways:p you kill me Tom honestly...!

bl*cksmithden said: You should have shipped her to me last week. 1500 .308 Lapua cases, cleaned, FL resized, cleaned again, trimmed, deburred and sorted by weight. 900 primed so far today with 600 more to go. Then the loading will start. Can she read a digital scale? I promise to send her home as soon as she is done. Will pay airfare both ways:p Would it be going too far if I renter her by the hour :eek::eek::eek: !!!!! Man, that's a pile of case prep. Glad it's you and not me. I don't mind doing a thousand of something, but one step at a time, with a day or two in between each step. My hat is off to you and your level of patience.....or determination......both!!!!!

m*ynard said: Would it be going too far if I renter her by the hour :eek::eek::eek: !!!!! Man, that's a pile of case prep. Glad it's you and not me. I don't mind doing a thousand of something, but one step at a time, with a day or two in between each step. My hat is off to you and your level of patience.....or determination......both!!!!! I'll feed her too, she doesn't look like she eats too much. The case prep isn't something I look forward to and I have put it off all winter. I had the FL resize because I have a new barrel being put on. Had to trim because the cases were getting a tad (.015") too long. Sure love my Gracey trimmer for that. Since everything got trimmed, it all had to be resorted by weight. 600 more to prime and I should be set for the season at least as far as prepped and cases go. There is still a couple hundred loaded rounds left over from last year that will need to be done, once I fire them off during barrel break in and testing.

*pdatelee said: My 5 year old son likes to watch as well, he likes to help where he can too :) its good for them to learn how things really work, I think it gives kids a better appreciation of what things are.

c*rtmg said: I showed my 9mos preggo wife, and let her know that was a preview of our basement 6 years from now :D

J St*art said: Time spent with your Daughter is time well spent. Cheers.

S*lverback said: That is great, I helped my Dad when I was a kid too, quality time I think.

R*bSmith said: Nothing wrong with quality time spent with your kids.

Spl*tter said: I was a bit older than that when I started helping my father. Very fond memories.

XXXXX said: My father never had firearms... so I'm trying to get him into it now :) I don't reload yet, though...

Th* Cold Lake Kid said: I would guess she likes the repetitive nature of the work. Good that you are letting her do it however.

pr*onur said: My 4 yr old twin daughters like to help me but not as much as my 3 yr old son! My press shoots the primers on the floor instead of in the collection tube, so my kids all rush to be the first one to pick them up and put them in the garbage! lol Only thing I have to watch is that they wash their hands afterwards, and I made the mistake of telling the boy NOT to put the primers or his fingers in this mouth... well you can guess what I found him doing about 30 seconds after I said that. It's fun though! Good for you for finding a way to bond with your daughter more. I can't wait to get them out to the range on the pellet gun and the .22 maybe.

cb*bes said: Too cute!

BBq_W*a! said: "Shhhhh" so cute and hillarious!

c*ptain2k_ca said: Thats awesome! My 2 year old helps me out too... He seats the bullets, I set it up, and he pulls the handle :D:D

Spl*tter said: what's that noise in the background? An air compressor?

t*dbartell said: probably a tumbler My girlfriend's 2 yr old nephew helps me seat bullets :)

b*retta boy said: Judging by poorly sized brass and all-too-frequent misfires, I think my buddies dog must do his reloading ! :D

bl*cksmithden said: what's that noise in the background? An air compressor? It's my tumbler. I had it jammed WAY too full and didn't have enough media in it. It's actually not as loud as it sounds in that video. For some reason, this camera seems to amplify some noises while others, you can barely make out, even though they were louder. I guess you can't buy a decent $99, 7.1mp camera anymore :D

dk*ardal said: That's brilliant man. Not much in this world is better then a happy kid with her dad. dak.

m*kepos said: Awesome, you just gave me the idea to get my kids involved when I start reloading, just amassing equipment and knowledge now, thanks for that post! edit: watched the clip 5 times and forwarded to my wife and friends :)

st*rmbringer said: I am not looking forward to the day my son heads off to university in 3 years.. I am going to have to buy a brass feeder!!

45*CPKING said: I have a nephew with severe autism and related syndrome..... it is always a GREAT thing when you can reach them and include them in even the simplest things. good to see the video, thanx for sharing :)

d*mbdawg said: hope ya got her a treat for all her work.she looks like shes having a great time

W*nnipeg Toymaker said: the greatest times can be had with your kids. I hope to have times like you have with my Grandson who is only 18 months now. I reload and even an extra pair of hands can be wonderful. Even ten fold if they are your family's hands. You are so lucky in a special way. Bravo.......

b*ss-hog2 said: Wonderful!! Time very well spent with your young one

bl*cksmithden said: She says "my turn" and looks at the press now. I felt bad that I didn't have anything for her to do last night, so I threw some 30-30 brass into the tumbler. I need more 30-30 reloads like I need a hole in the head, but those were the only empty cases I have right now :D I'm planning on a trip to the range next weekend. I guess I had better do some cowboy action shooting to get her some empties LOL!!!! Because of her autism, she's got a pretty narrow field of safe activites that she can do without someone being right on top of her every second. It's just fantastic that we can do something together that we both enjoy. It may sound crazy, but when she's a little older, I'm going to take her to the range one day during the week when it's quiet and see if she can stand the noise. If she can, I might actually be able to get her to fire a few shots.....UNDER EXTREME SUPERVISION (hand over hand kind of thing) of course. Who knows. She's surprised the heck out of me before.

pm*rcott said: My son is in a wheel chair, born with Cerebral Palsy. He contiually asks what he can do as a young adult in regards to a job. We have discussed setting up a small reloading business where he could do the majority of the work. Using a progressive press, he needs to ensure everything is working. I will fill the equipment and carry our quality control. Totally encourage everyone to include their children in the sport. One you are spending time with your young ones. And two as they get older they will include their friends increasing the numbers caring on the sport.

h*kx said: My son often helps me with prepping .223 cases. Remember, it's only child labour if you pay them.;)

W*lter Hornby said: blacksmithden, i am sure i could donate some brass to the cause if you want her to load pistol calibres. i usually have a coffee can full of range brass in 9 and 40 that i would happily send to you for her to reload for your use. i also have a few rifle calibres around so let me know what you are set up for. Another job that she might be able to do for you is chamber checking.

H*-Standard said: My two girls love to size and gas check my cast bullets. One pops the gas check on the bullets and places them onto the press and the other pulls the lever and runs them through my Lee sizing die. They have a ball;)

sm*k_daddy said: Do you guys fill orders? :D

Ch*ckbuster said: My 5 year old daughter often helps me prep cases. I don't pay her but she does get coffee breaks...does that count as child labour?

gpr*cer said: My 9 year old daughter is a pro on the rockchucker!

bl*cksmithden said: Do you guys fill orders? :D Priceless :D blacksmithden, i am sure i could donate some brass to the cause if you want her to load pistol calibres. i usually have a coffee can full of range brass in 9 and 40 that i would happily send to you for her to reload for your use. i also have a few rifle calibres around so let me know what you are set up for. Another job that she might be able to do for you is chamber checking. Thanks for the offer of the brass, but I'm good. I blew off about 200 44mag and another hundred or so 45's this weekend. I'm tumbling them now. That'll keep her happy for a while :D My 5 year old daughter often helps me prep cases. I don't pay her but she does get coffee breaks...does that count as child labour? I never thought of feeding her coffee :D Do kids work faster if they're hyped up on caffine????? LOL!!!!

Ch*ckbuster said: Priceless :D I never thought of feeding her coffee :D Do kids work faster if they're hyped up on caffine????? LOL!!!! Well, I don't think she works faster, but it helps with the union if she has the same perks while reloading as does the boss!

s*mb said: And here I thought I was the only one who put my buddy's 6 year old to work depriming and resizing 45LC cases while my wife and I babysat him. Grin!