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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by martysport, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. martysport

    martysport Member

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    Made some nice shiny lead ingots from old lead pipe :cool:

    The old pipe.
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    Chopped it into smaller bits to fit into the smelting pot. As it's soft it cuts OK with a sharp axe.
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    Nice shiny ingots (I made 24 today)
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    I made the smelting pot at work, I recycled scrap out of the trash :D
    I also made the small ladle too.
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    I made the ingot mold from an old bit of U-section steel.
    The ingot mold, smelting pot and ladle are coated with some special heat/non stick stuff we have at work.
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  2. BHP FAN

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    how cool is that?!
     
  3. black_powder_Rob

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    next on the list casting your own balls. I am a little jealous. oh and BHP fan it is very cool.
     
  4. BHP FAN

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    it is, isn't it? there's just something about melting and shapeing metal...I was a welder back in my Navy days, and Dad had a muffler shop, I've been playing with molton metal since I was youngster, and ya know, it just never gets old!
     
  5. ontarget

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    Amen, I started casting my own round balls about a year ago, using lead pipe also. I don't see myself ever buying factory balls again. Making my own is way more fun. I use the coals in the potbelly stove for my heat source.
     
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    I have a Lee bottom pour electric furnace nowadays, but started out with a coffee can for a lead pot, Oxy-Acetelene torch for a heat source, and a gravy spoon for a ladle...LOL!
     
  7. georgi

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    cool beans!
     
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