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anybody have any a do-it mold 3237 and melting pot you wanna get rid of cheap.
1 & 1 12 oz shad style 9 mold

I wanna make some jigs heads
 

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You can melt lead with a cast iron pot on top of like a propane burner like they use for deep frying turkeys. Then, ladle it into the mold.
 

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I have the old pot and laddle and it just does do the trick all the time. Cant get the lead hot enough to make really nice jigs. I get like 3 got jigs out of every 5 I pour cuz the lead just isnt hot enough and sets up too quick in the mold.. I like the new Lee melting pot that pours right from the unit as you slide your mold under it.
Just wanted to see if anyone had one they wanted to get rid of before I spend the $100 to get a new mold and melting pot.

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I have the old pot and laddle and it just does do the trick all the time. Cant get the lead hot enough to make really nice jigs. I get like 3 got jigs out of every 5 I pour cuz the lead just isnt hot enough and sets up too quick in the mold.. I like the new Lee melting pot that pours right from the unit as you slide your mold under it.
Just wanted to see if anyone had one they wanted to get rid of before I spend the $100 to get a new mold and melting pot.

Thanks
Your problem might be a cold mold when you pour in the lead. Keep the mold on the melting pot to heat it up. This way, when you pour in the lead, the first ones won't be deformed. You can also hit it with a propane torch prior to pouring.
 

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Your problem might be a cold mold when you pour in the lead. Keep the mold on the melting pot to heat it up. This way, when you pour in the lead, the first ones won't be deformed. You can also hit it with a propane torch prior to pouring.
Very good advice oh Ken Sahn :yes: Always make sure the mold is pre-heated .
 

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I have the old pot and laddle and it just does do the trick all the time. Cant get the lead hot enough to make really nice jigs. I get like 3 got jigs out of every 5 I pour cuz the lead just isnt hot enough and sets up too quick in the mold.. I like the new Lee melting pot that pours right from the unit as you slide your mold under it.
Just wanted to see if anyone had one they wanted to get rid of before I spend the $100 to get a new mold and melting pot.

Thanks
Hey guy ......... something may be wrong in the pouring ........ I've melted lead with a small iron melting pot and a single burner hot plate. I've also used a propane turkey fryer and a propane torch. The lee pots are nice but you can definitely get the lead more than hot enough with out the lee pots. You may find that you will still have the same problems with the Lee pots. We seem to get the partial pour when the molds are not warmed. We always pours several molds without hooks until the molds fill properly then start to pour. We just load the hooks, pour and dump the lures. Also, lead solidifies almost as fast as you pour it. We open the the mold within seconds of finishing the pour.

Have you tried the Lee pots in your environment? If you haven't you may want to try it first.

Just trying to save ya some money.
 

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Good Source of Wide Gap B/N Jig Hooks?

Sorry if this is a hi-jack. I thought I was starting a new thread.

Interested in some really big ones for 3 Oz and 4 Oz jigs. 9/0 or 10/0 hooks is what I am looking for.

Want some jigs for big rubber shads, and a really wide gap is essential to have enough hook sticking out.
 

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Not all lead is created equal, there are many other ingredients included in some of the lead you use that your not aware of...for instance.Cadmium, Silver, Copper, Tin, Iron, Zink, Aluminum..etc etc..These materials will affect the melting temperature and when used in hand or centrifugal molding will determine the quality of the product, our lead temps are 750 degrees F and all mold temps are raised to as close to that as we can achieve before final molding starts...
 

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Mike Thank you

This is why I like this site so much.
 

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Sorry if this is a hi-jack. I thought I was starting a new thread.

Interested in some really big ones for 3 Oz and 4 Oz jigs. 9/0 or 10/0 hooks is what I am looking for.

Want some jigs for big rubber shads, and a really wide gap is essential to have enough hook sticking out.
Bill , I normally use Owner wide gap jig hooks for making the shad style heads for use with BKD's and BA's but they only go up to 7/0 . This place sells the Mustad saltwater jig hooks in 8/0 and 9/0 and I think they will work even though the gap isn't as wide . What kind of mold are you using ? Sometimes you might have to alter the mold to accomodate the bigger hooks . Captain Hook's Discount Warehouse
 

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I use alot of Vmc hooks but the greatest hook so far that ive found, was the GAMAKATSU heavy wire jig hooks, Exactly like the Owner hooks but go up to 8/0 they don't flex as much as the mustad jig hooks and they are SHARRRRP!!!


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