Making Sinkers

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by sgt_132, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. sgt_132

    sgt_132 New Member

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    Went to the Pro Bass on Friday, picked up a new 5/8 - 3/8 oz egg sinker mold. Yesterday a buddy and i made a 1 gal pitcher full of the 5/8 egg sinkers. Rounded up more lead today from a recycling center, after work i melted it down and poured it into the wifes muffin mold pan. Well she was not to proud of me when she came outside and saw what i was pouring the lead into. Well I now have 24 more cakes of clean lead. Going to make a gallon of the 3/8 egg sinkers next.

    Scott J. Stant
    Pandora, Ohio
     
  2. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    lol i think we are all guilty of steeling the muffen pans lol just dont give it back to her to cook with:tounge_out::smile2:
     

  3. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    You had better go to the Dollar store and buy her some more. I use cup cake pans also. I went and bought my own though. :smile2:
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Muffin pans:eek:oooh: Funny how they come up missin. Sure do work good though.
     
  5. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    How much is lead running a pound there? It is hard to find where I live.Thanks
     
  6. sgt_132

    sgt_132 New Member

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    He charged me .20 cent a pound, I bought all he had at the time. I asked him to hold it back for me when he gets it in. I gave him $6.00 for what I bought yesterday.
     
  7. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I reckon thats a good price, I went to a metal dealer and I think the price was around 3 bucks a pound in ingots. Pure lead would be nice, but not at that price. I'm tryin to get some wheel weights now, just gotta wait till they sort em out.
     
  8. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    i just paid 35.00 bucks for a 5 gal bucket of wheel weights at a small tire shop it made 50 or so muffins
     
  9. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Our local scrap yard here was selling at .75 cents a pound a month ago. And the local tire shop would'nt sell the ones they had...
     
  10. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    I got 50#s of pure soft lead and 150#s of wheel weights. I got 30 bucks in all 200 #s.
     
  11. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I think You got a great buy. I made ingots out of a five gallon bucket
    not quite 1/2 full and got 62 pounds. I would think a five gallon bucket
    full would be 130 to 150 pounds.
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Be careful and wear a mask!

    Common sense says those fumes aren't to healthy to inhale.
     
  13. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Well, they sure don't smell good. I bought 5 used molds a couple weeks ago, and an electric melting pot. Its a small one, but it melts enough to make 12-16 ounces at a time. Its slow and it is smelly. I have a cast iron ladel I use for making ingots after I clean it up. There is plenty time for the stuff to cool before the next batch is ready to pour.

    The sinker molds I got get mighty warm and stay warm, they ain't like the mold I used last summer. good thing about this is I can pour small 1/4 oz sinkers because it keeps the lead nice and hot.

    I got a mold that makes pyramid sinkers, and trolling sinkers, a storm sinker mold, egg sinker, bank sinker, and jig head. Some of em are kinda worn but I reckon still worth what I paid.
     
  14. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Always enjoy the sinker making for some reason. Good luck with the wife!