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Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
« Reply #15 on: Fri 5 Jan 07:34 2018 »
im told i drink to much milk already haha

also idk if i will be using lead at the rate i lose sinkers maybe something cheaper like tin or pewter if the mass is about the same as lead
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Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
« Reply #16 on: Fri 5 Jan 11:00 2018 »
Dam lol I would of thought your father in law would not want you to have that urge at all

A bit late for that now together for 13 years n have two boys plus I give him fish I catch so it's in both our best interests I guess😁
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Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
« Reply #17 on: Sat 6 Jan 08:14 2018 »
Not hard to get graphite pots on the old fleabay for casting, (or you can buy them locally for about 5 times the price) but lead is such a low temp item the old stainless saucepan with a lip bent in with a pair of pliers on the gas burner is more than adequate for making and pouring a few sinkers, upsize to a camp oven and a soup ladle if making a big batch.
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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #18 on: Sat 6 Jan 13:22 2018 »
    So how do hold your 2 piece molds togeather?  2 vice grips and use leather gloves to handle the tools?
    Very slow compared to casting projectiles

    Was wondering if there was a jig with handles to hold the molds to increase production rate.
    I only have 1-3 bean sinkers molds roughly 1" square and 8" long when the two are togeather


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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #19 on: Tue 15 May 09:05 2018 »
    I have poured about a thousand units using an old holden hub cap and a ladle over a gas ring.





    I dunno.

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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #20 on: Sun 20 May 12:19 2018 »
    Never used anything but an old milk or soup saucepan with the pouring lid already formed, wouldn't be more than $5 @ an op shop.  Hate to think how much lead we poured over the years doing it that way.  Off a single burner camp stove.  You just need to limit the amount off lead you melt, less weight and makes pouring much easier and safer.

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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #21 on: Sun 20 May 14:00 2018 »
    I must be the roughest,the single burner out of a companion bbq balanced on a couple of bricks and a cat food can and pliers.Home made molds from plaster that last around hundred or so sinkers and a clamp.
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