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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614476
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Yep, I always flux mine with a small amount of candle wax. I used wheel weights I got for free from local tire shops. I was big into bass tournaments when I was in college. Started a side business selling hand tied bass jigs out of my dorm room. Poured lead in the dorm room with the windows open and fans blowing.

Powder coated the heads in the community oven downstairs. I still enjoy it but don't have time to sell to others. Good luck!

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614502
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Originally Posted by JoMiBru
How much wax and how often? Iíll try both ways to see the difference. Donít think Iíll need it for these sinkers , but maybe for jig heads


if you get old candle sticks you can just stick the end to the lead , your going till you get like 2 minutes of flames in that time your stirring and removing the slag and wood shavings.

it may also help as top heat when getting stuff melted I have used a torch as top heat to speed up my melt when smelting wheel weights , when smelting wheel weights you get all sorts of junk and clips and valve stems and such in the pot


you always get an oxide layer on the top of the pot it keeps the air from getting to the rest of the lead , and why bottom pour pots are so handy , you leave the layer on the top till your refill the pot


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614546
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I use 6 and 8 oz egg sinkers with #120 tarred twine for duck decoys.I drill holes bigger on drill press by holding sinker with vise grips.Use some lube on bit.2 8 oz weights on goose dekes.

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614549
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Any body else got one of these?

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614569
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My first sinker sale was a 100 pounds of 1-1/2 oz pyramid sinkers. I bought the mold and had to make it larger so it was 1-1/2 ounces. Required a brass eyelet. This all happened in the mid 60ís. I went on to pour 2 tons a week of all sizes of sinkers and sold them along with a full line of bait and tackle for 6 years from Long Beach to Lompoc California for 6 years.
Had ventilation and fan but no mask. I am 80 and no issues from it. The okum from pipe joints was the worst making smoke. Just cleared the shop when I would use old pipe joint and okum lead!

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Mad Scientist] #7614571
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?



Looks like your about to set the garage a Blaze Ö.


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Mad Scientist] #7614572
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?

Yup.Ive had my Plumbers Pot and burner for probly around 35 years now.

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Mad Scientist] #7614577
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?


Thatís the set up I used but a larger pot!


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614580
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I made a fluid bath for powder coating jigs- I pre-heat with a heat gun and finish in a toaster oven. It leaves a nice finish on Neds & Jigs
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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Nessmuck] #7614582
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?



Looks like your about to set the garage a Blaze Ö.

Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?



Looks like your about to set the garage a Blaze Ö.


Thatís just itís storage spot.In case anyone was wondering raffia grass is highly flammable-no further comment on that one.

Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Mad Scientist] #7614583
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Any body else got one of these?


I found all the parts for it in the fence row at my brothers place I took the pot then rest was rusted well beyond use

finding a certified vertical valve tank like that is getting harder and harder
so you have to go find places that won't check your certification date and just fill them, which is also getting harder to find. as is finding any place to certify a tank I had a guy where my wife used to work who could do recerts on 250 , 500 , 1000 he could also recert smaller tanks but he did it as a favor and not a service they offered to the public.


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: Eagleye] #7614585
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I made a fluid bath for powder coating jigs- I pre-heat with a heat gun and finish in a toaster oven. It leaves a nice finish on Neds & Jigs
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I do pretty much the same thing.Heat gun works great,,much better than trying to use a small torch,,then I just bake them in our kitchen oven to harden them up.Make sure the hook eye is clean BEFORE the final bake.

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614586
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I had much better results pre heating them all in an oven and then dipping. You can get them to a much more consistent temperature that way and the powder coat takes a lot better. Heat gun doesn't heat the head to an even or consistent temperature

Bake for the recommended time, remove from oven, cool, bake again for the recommended time. Paint will be on that head much longer than the life of the jig


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614602
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Can you utilize the lead in lead acid batteries for melting and making jigs, bullets, sinkers ? Is it too labor intensive to extract?

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Originally Posted by TreedaBlackdog
Can you utilize the lead in lead acid batteries for melting and making jigs, bullets, sinkers ? Is it too labor intensive to extract?


some nasty stuff so yes it is possible battery recyclers can but not good with home tools


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7614663
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One ounce sinkers in the NJ salt water we used spark plugs for two ounce and bigger we used bolts that we bought in big cans from surplus. Didnt use much lead at all. Did use some big bolts to get down 100 yards in current thought......jk


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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7615458
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About an hours time, I can see where this can get addicting! Satisfaction in making your own goods out of others waste. Thanks again guys.

Can I use a muffin tin for Ingot molt? And could put a U shaped wire in them for decoy weights.

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7615477
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Lookin' good! Lead wheel weights are nearly impossible to scrounge anymore!

I use one of my fish cookers to clean the lead and to cast.
I use cheapo spray cooking oil from Aldi's as a mold release. Much cheaper than WD-40 and you don't have to breathe the silicone fumes.

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Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7615479
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Originally Posted by JoMiBru
Can I use a muffin tin for Ingot molt? And could put a U shaped wire in them for decoy




Yes on the muffin tin. Lots of folks them.
Yes on the wire. And, copper wire won't rust or corrode.

I like your lead pot.

Re: Melting/Pouring Lead [Re: JoMiBru] #7615501
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spray the muffin tin with WD-40 so they release easier tip them out onto a board once solid but before the stop being too hot to touch

if you used a mini bunt cake pan you wouldn't even need the wire you would have a hole through the center to tie off on
https://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Mini-...Y2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


there are also decoy weight molds https://store.do-itmolds.com/Decoy-AnchorbrSz-StrapbrSz-6_p_704.html

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