OK guys, here is the tray. The original one I made is hopefully deep in some landfill and this one was made by a carpenter buddy of mine and he added one cute & necessary item.
As you can see, it is like an old style washboard and the buddy added the screen to sift the brass from the crud you usually pick at the range.
The idea is to dump the collected brass from the range on the sifter, get as much crud as possible out and then dump the brass on the tray.
After dumping, just shake well and let the brass spread.
Some will stand up and some will lay in the crevices. All in all it makes for much easier visual recognition, separation & selection.
The pictures show only 9mm brass that I had handy for photo purposes. Just last week I had a 5 gallon bucket almost full of mostly 9 mm, .40 and .45 and took me something like 2.5 hours (while watching tv) to separate all the stuff.
The .40 and the .45 went to club buddies and daddy here ended up with aprox. 1,700 9mm cases