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Star Machine Works, the Next Chapter
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:42:39 PM »
Dear  Star Enthusiast:

I am pleased to announce that Star Machine Works is under new management.   I have completed the purchase Star Machine Works from Bill Cunningham and everything, parts, jigs, fixtures etc. have been moved east to New Jersey.  We have nearly completed the process of unpacking and organizing the tons (literally) of “New Old Stock” parts and look forward to serving fellow Star enthusiasts for years to come.

My goal is to provide all of the parts needed to keep these fine machines operating.   As mentioned above, I have tons of original Star parts in inventory.  Unfortunately, some parts are sold out, so I will be working to replenish stocks of those parts as quickly as possible.
 
I currently have no plans to produce “New” Star Universals or Progressives, but I will continue to rebuild/refurbish/refinish Star reloaders into like new condition.  The many original Star jigs and fixtures I have acquired will enhance my efforts in this area.   I generally have fully rebuilt Star Progressives and Star Universals in a variety of calibers available for purchase.

Sincerely,
R. Bruce Williams
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Re: Star Machine Works, the Next Chapter
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 05:29:37 PM »
This is fantastic news for the Star community.

I can think of nobody else whose interest, experience and craftsmanship matches that of the original Star shop than yours do Bruce.  Congratulations and I look forward to trading with you in the future.

John

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 07:21:53 PM »
All the best to you Bruce "rbwillnj" in the quest to keep the "Star" machines alive and well!!

This news is more than welcome.

God's speed,

Joe

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 08:57:09 PM »
This is great news for all Star owners!  Congrats on your new endeavor Bruce, I wish you the best and I think the Star "brand" is in the best of hands.  I have always appreciated your input and knowledge to this forum, you have been a big help to me.  You will have to elaborate a bit if you are doing this as a hobby by yourself, or if you have larger plans (hiring additional help, etc).  I know you said that you will not manufacture new machines, do you also plan to produce accessories (aftermarket) that are difficult to find? 
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 09:46:40 PM »
Bruce
You had the knowledge, the drive, and now the parts, I'm sure You will succeed ! Congrats !

Good Shooting

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 12:55:45 AM »
To all that do not knew Bruce, his Craftsmanship is of the highest caliber, he is a pleasure to do businesss with, George.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 06:53:22 AM »
Now hurry up and develop that update kit to allow Progressives to load multiple calibers!!

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Re: Star Machine Works, the Next Chapter
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 08:14:49 AM »
Congratulations Bruce
 Nothing better could have happened for the tool we love. I wish you the best of success with this new level of support for the finest progressive loader ever built.
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 10:05:02 AM »
This is Outstanding News for anyone with Star Tooling. Congratulations Bruce.

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 03:26:57 PM »
congrats bruce i am sure you will do very well hope to see some sort of list of parts so we can all keep our machines running for a long time to come

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 09:11:18 PM »
Congratulations Bruce,
New guy here... been reading Lots of past posts, without reply yet, but felt Compelled to reply to this Great news with Best Wishes, and express gratitude for your commitment and dedication. Your experience, knowledge, and attitude are of great benefit to all Star Reloaders.
-fred, new guy

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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2014, 09:44:41 AM »
Let me add my voice to the chorus of joy here.  My limited dealings with Bruce have been uniformly positive and the info in his numerous posts has always been spot on.  I feel like this will be a very positive development in the Star World, and hope to see a big upsurge in the overall use of these fine reloaders.  I know mine is likely to get cranked up more often! 

Congratulations Bruce, and may you have great and lasting success in this endeavor!

Regards,
Charlie Shaeff
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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2014, 06:08:00 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement.  I will do my best to not disappoint.


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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2014, 01:33:47 PM »
Bruce makes superb products and all Star owners should be elated.

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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2014, 01:28:44 PM »
Bruce's news is fantastic, Now we can e-mail someone who will answer and
fill the Star replacement parts that we may need. I tried a number of times
to get in touch with Bill Cunningham numerous times and never did get an
answer from him. I have bought and sold many parts with Bruce and he has
always been fair and always answers e-mail's. If you need parts Bruce is the
man to contact. Also the Star parts that he makes are first rate. We are lucky
to have a man of this caliber to supply our Star part needs. 

 Buckhunter

 

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