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Old 02-26-2006, 03:36 PM
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Hey guys,

I finally got around to using the sinker die cast my Dad gave me last fall.
Along with Acetylin Tourches and welder too.

I don't have the best setup to make up but I made about two dozen already.

7, 5 1/2, 4 1/2, 3 1/2, 2 1/2...

I got a big pile of lead lying around... About 50 lbs or so...
Don't think I'm going to use it all on weights...

I guess I don't see the point of buying them anymore. Its seems to
be a very simple process. If I can figure out how to take a picture
and finally up load... I'm a computer guy too, go figure...

Anyone else make their own weights?

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Old 03-03-2006, 05:08 PM
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last year i made a mold for pyramid sinkers, i melt down old wheel weights. my simple set up saves me a few bucks on every trip, it adds up over time.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:28 PM
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In Hawaii they would use the sand at the beach......they would use something pyramid shaped, push it into the sand, and pour hot led from a fire into the sand mold....and they would typically use wire coathanger pieces as the eye. Cheap and simple, and as long as you have a good pyramid shape to make the mold in the sand, you come out with perfect weights everytime.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:12 AM
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When I made them ,I would use my buddy's bullet lead pot. works real good. I make weighted poggie jigs.
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