Egg Sinker Mold Pin

Discussion in 'Sinker Making Institute' started by katzilla, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. katzilla

    katzilla New Member

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    What do you use for an egg sinker mold pin? I needed to make a batch this weekend but couldn't find my pin. I put in a wire hanger and it was the perfect diameter but the sinkers just stuck to it. I never did get them off. Should I just wait for a Do-It pin to pop up on eBay or are there any reliable methods out there?
     
  2. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    a wire clothes hanger has always worked for me,make sure the mold isn't too tight around the hanger,you can do a dry run,it aught to come out pretty easy,if it does your good just dont take too much time after you pour your lead.
     

  3. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    just coat it with some light weight oil it will work fine
     
  4. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Lucky for me I havent lost mine yet . I believe it is made of brass , might have something to do with it . Try spraying it with pam of some non stick stuff . Pull the wire soon after pouring .
     
  5. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I'd order a pin from Do-it. I have used rebar tie wire, and hangers, but if the wire is bent at all its tough to get the sinkers off.
     
  6. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

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    I've used coat hanger wire before,try after cutting to length taking some fine sandpaper and sanding the wire till it shines then coat with spam or some wd-40 and start pouring,remove it while the lead is still very hot before it shrinks onto the wire.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    You can get some copper brazing wire, the same size as the factory mold pin or you can use Pam Cooking spray on the coat hanger or both.
     
  8. catman-j

    catman-j New Member

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    I broke mine once and got a new brass rod from the hardware store for a few bucks. Don't use steel. Use what came with the mold.
     
  9. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    you can get one from do-itmolds.com for like $4
     
  10. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    The wire Diameter of the pin is 3/32nd. A 3/32nd welding rod with the flux taken off makes a great pin. Smoke the pin by holding it at the top of a candle flame till black with suit will make for easier removal. Smoking the molds with the candle make the sinkers release easier too.