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Old April 2, 2013, 07:42 PM   #31
bedbugbilly
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Try calling around to some of your local junk/salvage yards (if you have any) and ask #1 - do they have any soft lead? or #2 - do they have any lead from scrapped out lead sheathed cable? I used to buy salvage lead from a local junk yard that was from lead sheathed cable - soft and worked well for casting. It can be a little dirty but that will be taken care of when you melt it down and flux it - I always use a small pellet of beeswax for flux and it works great. And yes . . . . I do all of my lead melting/casting in a well ventilated area.
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