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  1. #1

    Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Hey everyone,

    Lead is so dear these days it's worth collecting your own.
    Just thought I would show people that are interested how you can turn a 40min dive collecting old sinkers into 15 x 16oz snapper leads.

    I was getting frustrated at first because the mould opening would clog up before the mould filled up. I was pre heating the mould but realised the lead also had to be super hot as well. I decided that I would drill a slightly larger opening in the mould and hey presto no more problems!

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    Cheers
    Nick

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    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Spent a couple of hours last week banging out some sinkers from a roll of lead I have.

    Have a few more rolls, so hopefully can get a few more done soon.

    A roll got me about 100 sinkers ranging from 8oz to 12oz

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    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    I just checked the price of the 16oz and just at BCF 2 of them are $10. That's $75 of lead..
    I just need a few more moulds. Or borrow someone else's and lend mine out.

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    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Your problem with pouring can be reduced by quickly dipping a candle into the hot lead.....fluxes it and will pour better.
    Jack.

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    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Candle into hot lead?? Never heard of that.. dip it straight into the pot of lead??
    ...A bad days fishing is always better than a good days working...

  6. #6

    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Yep.......one quick dip into the lead........use a long candle because it will immediately flare.
    Jack.

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    Re: Turning old sinkers into new ones!

    Or you can just ring dayoo on af! Great prices, great service and a range of jigheads too!

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