Sinker mold: Pull pin questions?

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  1. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I just bought a palmer egg sinker mold and need to make new pins. I have heard that cloths hanger wire is about the right size, anyone try it????? and what tricks do you know to make the pins easier to pull out when casting?? Thanks
     
  2. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    I've used #12 soilid copper wire for pins. Cheap and work great..
    The longer you leave them in, the harder they are to pull out.
    Also, I made a jig to hold my mold against while I pulled out the pins with Linemans pliers.
     

  3. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Hay Phillip Oil your pins about every 4/5 pours,makes them alot easier t0 pull,plain old motor oil some folks also use beeswax. just buy a toilet wax seal ring a couple bucks and stick your pins in and pull out it will make a World of dfference.J.D.
     
  4. dewboy24us

    dewboy24us New Member

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    well, it makes my wife mad but when i'm pouring i keep one of her big candles handy, when i pull the pin i shove it thru the candle. main thing is pulling the pin rather quick, even in a hot mold the lead sets up in seconds.
     
  5. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    go to you local welding shop and get the brass braising rod that fits your mold.best thing ive found.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this post. You can also add a piece of broom handle to the welding rod. If you have the room. Works good on egg sinker molds but not on no roll. :lol::big_smile:
     
  7. kdm75

    kdm75 New Member

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    I don't know about the palmer but I have a do it egg mold and went to lowes hardware and got some of those spring steel rods that they use to hold up insulation with and it works great and cheap
     
  8. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Try different size wire for different size holes. Pick the one you like best.

    Bike wheel spokes work well, stainless steel. Seems to be a dozen of them at the street on trash day.