I have the best wife ever

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Mustang Jon, May 3, 2019.

  1. Mustang Jon

    Mustang Jon Active Member

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    She bought me this Lyman big dipped casting kit as an early anniversary gift. I love this woman! Now I need to source some lead. IMG_20190503_204100500.jpg
     
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    Check you local tire shops for discarded wheel weights. I just scored about 300 lbs of linotype from the place my wife works. They no longer use it for printing.
     
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    Im going to start talking to the local tire stores Monday and see if I can score some wheel weights. I remember back in the 80's working at Firestone and we had to pay someone to come and take our used wheel weights. Man those were the days.
     
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    I seen that post and checked the milage and it would be a little less than 300 miles round-trip so I'm going to look local first and see if I can find a small amount to try to see if me and/or this pot can actually do this before buying a couple hundred pounds.
     
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    Grits I'm a Dirt Bag. Charter Life Member

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    That pot will do nicely.

    You will need a way to clean / smelt the wheel weights cause you don't want to have dirt and such in your casting pot. A old Coleman stove and cast iron pan will do.



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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That's pretty BA!
     
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