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Offline saph

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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
Of course I talk to my self while fishing.. sometimes I need expert advice!

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Offline beach bum

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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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Offline JackDawg

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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