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    Tim,
    I'm guessing that was the problem. I have some lead that was used to cover phone line connections and it was real soft. Hard to say if any plummer has lead any more with all the issues involved in it but maybe an "old school" plummer supply would.

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    How about fishing "cannonballs"?

    And melting, any special precautions?

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    Tim
    Brownell's sell pure lead sheets for vice jaw pads

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...REL-VISE-SHIMS

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    I prefer keeping the holes open. You can store the burs you are currently using for any given job right in front of your face.

    I'm not sure working with lead is a great idea in the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FANCYGUN View Post
    Tim
    Brownell's sell pure lead sheets for vice jaw pads

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...REL-VISE-SHIMS

    Marty
    Hot dawg! There's my source; is there anything Brownell's doesn't sell... Thanks Marty
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    I made mine for my bench vise from "American" wheels weights. There are only two companies in the USA who made them and they are marked so. Foreign weights are crap, probably from recycled battery plates or such. They are the ones that are hard and brittle. You can sort them out visually if you know the difference.

    I used to sell 500 tires a year in my auto shop and we had several 5 gal. bucketsful of old weights. I melted them and poured them into a flat cookie sheet, then hacksawed them to dimension and pounded them over like JJ did. Worked fine. I also cast roundballs from them for use in my smoothbore flintlock since there is no rifling to worry about.

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    The effects of lead poisoning is highly over rated

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Roettger View Post
    A friend of mine who does stained glass says lead is absorbed through the skin. He uses latex gloves all day at work. I think pewter would behave the same without the toxicity.
    this was my initial thought too. my dr says i already have enough lead in my body and im not even working with the stuff. ill stick with thermo-loc

    i mostly do knives and jewelry anyway.

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    My main idea I shared was just covering the holes if you do stone setting. Those 1 mm stones you can loose them quite easy. Also when cutting in gold, I think you would like the gold not falling in the holes, as after that you engrave some Ti, it is all mixed. Just that

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    I love it when he calls a spade a spade.

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