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Old August 29, 2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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Puttin' on the grease....

I got a cool new lube stick mold today. I do powdercoat a lot, but I have to also feed 10± lubesizers that I have as well. So I'm going to make my own lube. You can make your own mold block, but there's a fellow on castboolits that sells em already made and saves the trouble. I just need to get a stick of 1" schedule 40 PVC and I'm all set to pour. I already have lots of beeswax, 2-stroke oil, micro-wax and a few crayons (for color).
Because.... yeah..... like I needed another hobby. haha.
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Old August 31, 2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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Well you never cease to inspire me...I actually built one of those to pour up my own sticks as well. Since I have both type sizers, with a hole and no hole, and could get 2"commercial sticks it was just easier to tremely and mold as I need.

On a side note, if you could incorporate a trough that would allow you set it stop your mold you could simply lay it up before work and with a little help from the sun, when you get home you'll have all your sticks poured up.
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Old September 1, 2019, 11:15 PM   #3
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Old September 3, 2019, 06:38 PM   #4
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How hard is it to get the finished hollow sticks out of the mould ?
Got some tricks to do it easily ?
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Old September 3, 2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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I haven't made any yet. But I was reading that you can spray the inside of the tubes with some Pam (before you pour) and it'll make em slide out. I guess I'll do it that way the first time and see.
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Old September 5, 2019, 02:25 PM   #6
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On mine it was easier to get them outta the pic than getting the stick out.
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Old September 8, 2019, 11:27 AM   #7
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A fellow on fb told me he uses a 3/8" bolt instead of the dowel, and he can just unscrew it from the stick when it sets up. That might be a better option. Haven't tried either yet.
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I need another hobby too. Never made lube & ready don't understand why not.
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Old September 15, 2019, 09:32 AM   #9
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Neat set up. I got tired of making lube sticks and just stated pouring melted lube straight into the lubesizer. WAY nicer if you have a candle warmer.
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Old September 15, 2019, 01:44 PM   #10
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got tired of making lube sticks and just stated pouring melted lube straight into the lubesizer
+1 Ditto
Same here. I just heat the lube and pour it into the lubrisizer tower as-is.
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Old September 17, 2019, 11:35 AM   #11
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Neat set up. I got tired of making lube sticks and just stated pouring melted lube straight into the lubesizer. WAY nicer if you have a candle warmer.
Back in the day I used a Lyman 450 with Apache Blue Lube. The directions were to spoon the lube in but I always melted & poured.
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