A bullet mold heated work station.

Uncle Jim | April 22nd, 2018

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Loads of Bacon
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Loads of Bacon

I started using a hot plate for my molds and lead ingots about a year ago – it’s a real blessing!

Duncan
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Duncan

Very interesting. It goes to prove how ingenious we can be where spending money / getting ‘exactly’ what we want is concerned. It seems that this is aimed (sorry!) at casting multiple calibres in the same session and to that end is fine. My setup is at the other end of the spectrum as I only cast one calibre per session – mainly because after a 100 bullets my shoulder says NO MORE – especially casting .577 Snider ammo! I use a gas ring and ladle to fill my molds and the mold sits under the burner to warm. I… Read more »

CharlieBrassStuffer
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CharlieBrassStuffer

Tell you what Jim…when Momma finds out you have been raiding her baking pans…there’s gonna be trouble in river city! I like what you’ve done here, it is a center of sorts for pre-warming moulds and ingots…geeez you have a lot of space in that bugger. You oughta come up with a sticker that says…”Approved by Uncle Jim!” … remember the good housekeeping seal of approval from years/decades gone by? That slug mould could just be flipped over on the sprue plate couldn’t it? That plate needs to be hot also…Just think…if a bunch of us were neighbors and had… Read more »

mrbigsteel
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mrbigsteel

Thanks for sharing this. Love seeing old “useless” equipment repurposed.

toolness1
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toolness1

Found a lab hot plate in the trash at the power plant so I snagged it. Cranked it up and sat an ingot on it and started casting away. Looked over later and had lead flowing everywhere. That thing gets HOT.
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