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Discussion in 'Sinker Making Institute' started by kyledbarnes, Jan 3, 2009.
where can i get lead to make my sinkers and how much does it usually cost?
if you have any metal recyling places try them, another place to try would be any place that sells changes tires, sometimes you can get wheel weights for free. good luck:wink:
sorry about the double post guys, they weren't showing up on my computer! finally, i can see them:confused2:
If you can find your own source of lead, at say a tire shop, your money ahead. In Oklahoma City we have several metal recyclers (scrap metal/junk yards) that sells the lead for .75 per pound. If you figure you can buy two 2 ounce bell sinkers at wal-marts for .79, you can easily see the savings. If you were just going to make sinkers for this year, it would be cheaper to purchase the sinker all ready molded. However, if your gonna make you sinkers for several years you would probably find it worthwhile to get a melting pot and a couple molds of the type you prefer. Just be safety conscious.
ebay is another place they have all kinds of it. and you can get it already poured into ilb ignots.
You can also check with plumbers. I got my last batch from a plumber who salvaged it from a job. Cost? I traded him some frozen skipjack for it.