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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Recycling

    On Sat, 21 May 2011 21:48:55 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    >
    >> One of my long time coworkers was real big into firearms, all kinds of
    >> hunting and shooting. He was one of those in charge of the county
    >> range so he collected a lot of lead. But since he was also a licensed
    >> commercial striped bass fisherman he'd melt the lead and cast fishing
    >> weights. Lung Guyland is huge on fishing so he never had too many
    >> sinkers to sell.

    >
    >I can imagine... :-)
    >
    >I live in a college town. One thing I could likely cast to good profit
    >would be role playing game figurines.
    >
    >But, where does one get the molds and what do they cost? I could make
    >my own molds if I knew how to do lost wax casting.


    You wouldn't do casting by the lost wax method with lead, lead is too
    soft to be used to cast anything meant to last very long. I'm sure
    there are molds available for toy soldiers, chess pieces, and the
    like. Here ya go, quite a variety and not nearly as expensive as I
    would have thought, I'm sure they will more than pay for themselves
    with selling their first castings, I bet you can make this a full time
    job... have fun: http://www.dunken.com/supplies/index.html


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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Recycling

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > On Sat, 21 May 2011 21:48:55 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >In article <[email protected]>,
    > > Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > >
    > >> One of my long time coworkers was real big into firearms, all kinds of
    > >> hunting and shooting. He was one of those in charge of the county
    > >> range so he collected a lot of lead. But since he was also a licensed
    > >> commercial striped bass fisherman he'd melt the lead and cast fishing
    > >> weights. Lung Guyland is huge on fishing so he never had too many
    > >> sinkers to sell.

    > >
    > >I can imagine... :-)
    > >
    > >I live in a college town. One thing I could likely cast to good profit
    > >would be role playing game figurines.
    > >
    > >But, where does one get the molds and what do they cost? I could make
    > >my own molds if I knew how to do lost wax casting.

    >
    > You wouldn't do casting by the lost wax method with lead, lead is too
    > soft to be used to cast anything meant to last very long. I'm sure
    > there are molds available for toy soldiers, chess pieces, and the
    > like. Here ya go, quite a variety and not nearly as expensive as I
    > would have thought, I'm sure they will more than pay for themselves
    > with selling their first castings, I bet you can make this a full time
    > job... have fun: http://www.dunken.com/supplies/index.html


    Saved, thanks! There are still a lot of D&D and other fantasy role
    players around. I've recently seen some awesome metal dice that are
    kinda lacework. Best ones to get would be any of the fantasy and saxon
    figurines, and knights.

    Thanks for the site! :-) I'd have to wait tho' to spend that kind of
    money once I am fully employed again. I'm personally taking another
    resume' someplace tomorrow where two former co-workers are already
    working and they need night techs so badly, they were considering hiring
    traveler temps. :-)

    Cheers!
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