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EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 01:08
So Just for fun I bought a 100 pounds of WW Ingots. About $0.83 lb. Chris and I wanted to get the feel of things so we re melted the ingots and fluxed them to clean them up. Man was it a lot of fun. Still a lot to learn ( So Fred be ready for a phone call and a Visit.) and tools to get. Here is some pictures. Oh ya I scored the Cast iron pot on Craigslist for a 20 spot.

I will tell more about the experience Chris and I shared on a cool foggy Tuesday night Casting beautiful Lead ingots together, but for now I am beat and going to bed.....:whistling:

Does anyone have a extra hardness tester that they could part with for some cash...? Chris is concerned with his Hardness...


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead058.jpg


http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead053.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead052.jpg

EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 01:10
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead055.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead057.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead059.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead060.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead061.jpg

EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 01:11
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead063.jpg

http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead067.jpg

freakshow10mm
11-02-2011, 01:28
I've got a BHN hardness tester and was involved in the infamous yammershooner test. Send me an ingot to test. I'll test it and give you my results and ship it back. You pay shipping here and I'll pay shipping back.

Sheep
11-02-2011, 06:23
sounds like 'Chris' may have a personal problem

lvl1trauma
11-02-2011, 06:48
It looks a lot like my setup except a lot cleaner.

DoctaGlockta
11-02-2011, 07:15
I wish you guys would stop posting this stuff. I find myself looking at a Lee 20lb pot on Midway all the time now. Knock it off.

Colorado4Wheel
11-02-2011, 08:41
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac135/Justin_Moreau/coinLead059.jpg

If the spoon looks like that you need to flux more and stir better.

fredj338
11-02-2011, 08:50
[QUOTE=EL_NinO619;18113556]So Just for fun I bought a 100 pounds of WW Ingots. About $0.83 lb. Chris and I wanted to get the feel of things so we re melted the ingots and fluxed them to clean them up. Man was it a lot of fun. Still a lot to learn ( So Fred be ready for a phone call and a Visit.) and tools to get. Here is some pictures. Oh ya I scored the Cast iron pot on Craigslist for a 20 spot.

I will tell more about the experience Chris and I shared on a cool foggy Tuesday night Casting beautiful Lead ingots together, but for now I am beat and going to bed.....:whistling:

Does anyone have a extra hardness tester that they could part with for some cash...? Chris is concerned with his Hardness...

Jack has the sure fire cure far hardness concerns, but I digress.:upeyes: I wouldn't be too concerned about alloy hardness. Bullet fit is always more important, but I have a Cabin Tree tester if you want to spot check some ingots. For most calibers, ww alloy, air cooled, is plenty tough enough. You can water drop for a harder surface bullet, but up to 1200fps or so, ac/ww run fine. For the 45acp, you can even cut the ww 50/50 w/ pure lead & get great results.

GioaJack
11-02-2011, 09:21
Now, I realize that I just woke up, it's snowing like a fan gone haywire in a baby powder factory, colder than the hearts of all my ex-wives and I have yet to finish my first cigarette or cup of coffee but did I understand correctly that you melted down ingots just so you could cast new ingots?

You flatlanders are even stranger than I imagined... which is really saying something.

Oh, the folding table you're using may not be the best, stable surface you could choose. If you don't have a more stable and heat resistant surface you might be better off doing it right on the ground.

As far as a hardness tester is concerned... you have five of them hanging off each hand... they're called fingernails. If you can just scrape a faint line in the lead you're fine, if your nail easily gouges a trench in the lead it's too soft... soak it in Viagra.


Jack

crsuribe
11-02-2011, 09:32
Now, I realize that I just woke up, it's snowing like a fan gone haywire in a baby powder factory, colder than the hearts of all my ex-wives and I have yet to finish my first cigarette or cup of coffee but did I understand correctly that you melted down ingots just so you could cast new ingots?

You flatlanders are even stranger than I imagined... which is really saying something.

Oh, the folding table you're using may not be the best, stable surface you could choose. If you don't have a more stable and heat resistant surface you might be better off doing it right on the ground.

As far as a hardness tester is concerned... you have five of them hanging off each hand... they're called fingernails. If you can just scrape a faint line in the lead you're fine, if your nail easily gouges a trench in the lead it's too soft... soak it in Viagra.


Jack

One of my favorite posts ever!!

Zombie Steve
11-02-2011, 10:44
You... bought... lead?


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x214/sbecht/ogq4n.jpg


By the way - isn't lead dangerous in California?

EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 11:33
If the spoon looks like that you need to flux more and stir better.

That was just as it started to melt, we did not flux yet..

EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 11:40
Now, I realize that I just woke up, it's snowing like a fan gone haywire in a baby powder factory, colder than the hearts of all my ex-wives and I have yet to finish my first cigarette or cup of coffee but did I understand correctly that you melted down ingots just so you could cast new ingots?

You flatlanders are even stranger than I imagined... which is really saying something.

Oh, the folding table you're using may not be the best, stable surface you could choose. If you don't have a more stable and heat resistant surface you might be better off doing it right on the ground.

As far as a hardness tester is concerned... you have five of them hanging off each hand... they're called fingernails. If you can just scrape a faint line in the lead you're fine, if your nail easily gouges a trench in the lead it's too soft... soak it in Viagra.


Jack

Jack, its like when your a little boy and you just found out about your johnson growing. You play with it, not really knowing how to get the end result yet..But for you thats what 1,000 years ago so you may not remember what its like.

As for the table we only used that to clean the oil out of the new pot. That little burner would not get hot enough to melt the lead..

As for legality of lead use in CA. That's why we casted at midnight to stay low key. Except my neighbor may have had a issue when we fluxed and all the smoke went right into his 2nd story window..:embarassed:

As for buying lead Zombie, you forget we live in CA. Lead is harder to find than a Liberal with commonsense...:crying:

fredj338
11-02-2011, 13:16
As for buying lead Zombie, you forget we live in CA. Lead is harder to find than a Liberal with commonsense...:crying:
Actually, it's easier to find lead. Liberals never have had & never will have commone sense. Just ask one; "what is 1+1"? They will have several answers, just depends on their emotional state @ the time.:upeyes:

Zombie Steve
11-02-2011, 13:35
Why you gotta be so rigid, Fred? You're just not sensitive enough to the liberals' needs.

Colorado4Wheel
11-02-2011, 13:40
So what are you going to do when that lead gets dirty?

DoctaGlockta
11-02-2011, 13:45
So what are you going to do when that lead gets dirty?

He will use it to cast ww. Then he gets to make more ingots.

Zombie Steve
11-02-2011, 13:47
So what are you going to do when that lead gets dirty?

That's what the spray paint is for.

GioaJack
11-02-2011, 13:52
I always knew that some people shouldn't be allowed to own guns, no I know that some people shouldn't be allowed to own lead.


Jack

WiskyT
11-02-2011, 14:34
You converted Saeco ingots to Lyman ingots, mazel tov!!

Your like 10 blocks from TJ right? There should be plenty of lead down there.

Zombie Steve
11-02-2011, 20:52
I always knew that some people shouldn't be allowed to own guns, no I know that some people shouldn't be allowed to own lead.


Jack

Like Eye-talians? They're of a hot-blooded nature, I'm sure you know. Best way to help is to hold their heads under water for a bit.

:couch:

EL_NinO619
11-02-2011, 23:06
I cant Believe XDRoX's ARSS has been sitting back and not speaking up.... You P 0 $$Y...

that's because hes 1/2 Liberal... Damn I should of let him post this......