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#1 big jon

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 05:04 PM

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:26 PM

That's not so bad. I have over 2 thousand bars cast. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:44 PM

John, how many of those 2000 have you used?

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:23 PM

you got me beat by a mile, and a hafe....

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 06:59 AM

John, how many of those 2000 have you used?

That's probably what I have left. I've used hundreds of them and just a year or so ago we made hundreds of salmon jigs to try and use some up. If I ever move again my wife says we're leaving them for the new owner. The problem was the Linotype was free to me years ago and I had a huge cast iron pot that could hold about a hundred pounds of lead at a time to melt. So the original process of turning 50 pound ingots into one pound plus bars went pretty quickly. I have eight Lyman five cavity ingot moulds so it was a non-stop process. The new Lyman moulds only cast four bars at a time but have a handle which would have been nice. Plus I still have a bunch of the big Linotype ingots I never melted. :mellow:

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:13 AM

Now I know who to call when I need some 8oz lead fishing weights :mellow:

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:17 AM

I used to make Dixi Cup concrete fishing weights to save my lead, WHY? :mellow: Now I wished I'd just used the lead. :lol:

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:52 AM

Sounds to me like you've got plent of lead to be able to spare a few fishing weights.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:55 AM

Dixie cups :mellow: When I go surf fishing, we use anywhere from 4-8 ounce weights to keep our lines from being brought back in by the crashing waves. Luckily, not many snags at the beach and you don't lose much tackle...

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:08 PM

John I want to get my order in, I'd like 1000- 4 0z. pyramid sinkers with the wire loop on the bottom flat. I need delivery in the late summer if possible or sooner would be great. I'd hate to see you hurt your back with all that lead and it may be hazardous also. If there's anything I can say to help let me know. The deposit ck. is in the mail. :angry:




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