Lately I have been investigating the possibility of opening up an online tackle/bait shop to support my catfishing addiction.:big_smile: How does this relate to sending me lead and me turning them into sinkers? The other day when I was in the postal orifice I noticed that the United States Postal service is offering a flat shipping rate on a box... in a nutshell anything that you can fit, regardless of weight, in something the size of a smallish shoebox gets from point A to B for $8.10. Now normally lead is so heavy that it is totally non-cost effective to ship, but from what I estimate, a person could put about 40 pounds into one of those boxes. (Somone at the post office said somone already did that, lol) That got my hampster wheel turning. The problem with casting your own sinkers is that the molds cost $30 or so each. If you use, egg, bank, and no slip sinkers depending on your fishing habits, you will spend at least $100 on molds after tax to get a basic assortment. Plus, if you have to have heavier stuff, you will have to buy even more molds because they don't put the most common sizes on the same mold. So after you get all your molds, you might just be better off buying your sinkers from somone else depending on what you use and how much you fish. This is where my idea comes in. It would cost $16.20 to do round trip shipping on a box of sinkers. You send me 40 pounds of ingots and some cash for return postage, tell me how you want the lead cast, and I'll send some finished sinkers back to you. What would I get out of the deal? For my part, I'll take half of the lead and use that to cast some sinkers for myself to sell. That will pay for the molds, propane to melt the lead, keep me in lead and provide a few dollars for my time and trouble. By no means would I be making much money. I think that would be a fair deal. Provided you can get your wheel weights/lead for free, you should be able to get them turned into sinkers for less than a dollar a pound. This is still in the idea phase... what do ya'll think?