making sinkers

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  • #7041
    rayhunter
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    hi im loooking at making sinkers if any one has moulds we should get a group of us and make some ,i hav a spoon mould and snapper one too .It be good if we could get some more moulds and make some

    #19337
    HIPP
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    A friend of mine just put me on to a website called torpedo7 they have sinkers 4,5, and 6 oz with the wire sand grabbers, normally in the shops for $5 or $6ea they selling 10 for $20, $2 ea, sweet. hope it helps you fellas. Hipp

    #19339
    Miliwolf
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    Was looking at the torpedo7 fishing section last night and they do have a few good prices…

    Depending on freight looks like the trademe sellers are still cheaper for BOS.

    #19340
    yellowfin
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    If you’re making sinkers be careful not to get water in with your lead (like I did) – cold water sinks into the lead, heats up, and tries to escape quickly as steam, causing an explosion that sprays molten lead everywhere.

    #19361
    St_Paul
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    I use the gemini mold from tackle tactics, makes 3 – 9oz sinkers, have a heap of old lead from flashing etc so with parts works out at about $1.80 ea. Have not bought a made up sinker for 6 years. I also have a jig mold, a puka bomb mold (8-160z)& a ball and pyramid mold. you can use a spoon and sand tray to make spoon sinkers too.

    Get yourself a decent mask to use when making them lead is deadly stuff!

    as for the water I remember trying to make some outside when it started raining….Not fun!!

    #19362
    yellowfin
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    I make my own too. Got a 10 ltr bucket of net weights to get through. Its a pyramid/ball sinker mould.
    Got a few hundred made up, but mates always take a few freebies whenever they get a chance :lol:

    Use a decent pot too. I had one that the bottom melted out of and dropped molten lead all over the gas burner :oops:

    #19854
    Monsterbishi
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    I haven’t paid for a sinker in years, was out today and saw how much they charge for them nowadays – looks like I’m going to stick to my trusty Lee melter & warehouse brand molds!

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