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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
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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.





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    Offline Fisharwashe

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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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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #22 on: Sun 9 Jun 08:35 2019 »
    Ah  mate I could've got you a whole set up for nothing a couple of years ago.
    I'm a cable jointer and we used to use metal all the time for plumbing and sweating. Time has moved on and resin filled and shrink joints and crimp or snap off connectors have made the old pot and ladles redundant. Jointers seem to hang on to them or hide them in a dusty old corner of the yard...

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    Re: lead melting pot for pouring sinkers
    « Reply #23 on: Sun 9 Jun 19:14 2019 »
    I have a question, I've been trying to find and purchase size 4 Ball sinkers with size 10 brass swivel embedded at top.

    I noticed they are not commercially made. Can anyone on here make up 20 size 4 ball sinkers with size 10 brass swivel embedded. if so, what would the cost be?

    Thanks
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