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    02-19-2020, 10:26 PM
    Indoor stained glass is soldered into came made of almost pure lead. Came for exterior stained glass has a layer of zinc on one side. If you cut the came with a box cutter you can actually see (perhaps using a magnifying glass) the layer of zinc.
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    02-15-2020, 09:33 PM
    Titanium dioxide is a pigment in hundreds of thousands of coatings. Its in food products too.
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    02-15-2020, 09:18 PM
    The library at the University of Pennsylvania has a copy. You could try your local library and ask about their inter or intra library loan consortium. They may be able to get it to you to read. I found it interesting.
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    02-13-2020, 10:37 PM
    The thought of a 10 lb tinning pot on a workbench on a ship doesn't strike me as something I could relax and work around.
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    02-13-2020, 10:32 PM
    Ummmm, After you call or write the folks at MP, let us know how many cavities they can cut, and the cost. Do consider a double sided mold with two sprue plates.
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    02-13-2020, 10:00 PM
    After we got a 3D printer, one of my first prints was a powder cop die body. A long machine screw or bolt and a nut finishes it off. Check your local library or senior center for a maker space. They can help you. The file and picture is here....
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    02-12-2020, 08:56 PM
    When rendering scrap into ingots or casting, I use an eight foot long table. Coleman gas stove at one end and a 20" box fan at the other end. Lee 20 pot to the right of center. That table is near the garage entrance. The fan blows across the pot and...
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    01-30-2020, 09:10 PM
    One advantage for the rimmed cases in a suitable revolver, is significantly stouter loads. Handloader magazine has done at least two articles over the years regarding heavier bullets, and magnum loads.
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    01-27-2020, 09:34 PM
    If there is a large market that sells olives, ask them about the containers there are three gallon containers that are very sturdy and an easy off top. For shipping it has one of those wire and lead shipping "lock". The rotisserie motor is a great...
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    01-27-2020, 09:18 PM
    dbosman replied to a thread Lead tested today... in Cast Boolits
    My next blood test is next month. I had to switch to yet another doctor at the university clinical center. I keep living longer and they keep retiring. I got lucky this time, his best friend growing up, had a father who was a police officer and a...
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    01-27-2020, 09:00 PM
    Oh, well. Some of us may have to share our bounty.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check