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    Doggone, you guys got me in trouble with the Boss, I told her I need yard sell muffin pans. "She who must be obeyed", came home with a stack of them. This is before I read they don't work and I went on a buying spree on e-bay for the cast iron. Heck they cost more to ship than to buy.

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    Stick those yard sale muffin pans outside to rust a little, and they will work fine!
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    hope this works, this one is a little crude, but it does the job!!!.........Lee


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    jb12k has it right,A coating of rust will let them just fall out.To speed up the process just drink a few brews and pee in them! This will also keep you from ever using them again for non lead
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    Sooooo helpful, thank you (I think)!

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    Stay away from the aluminum ones. When they're filled with lead and you try to pick them up, they'll bend between the muffin cavities. I've made a bunch of ingots with them, but they're more trouble than they're worth. In addition, the muffin-sized ingots don't fit well in a Lee 10 pound pot.

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    While at a Dollar Tree store a while ago, I found a 4 or 6 pack of small stainless Custard cups ? About 2 inches tall, tapered from the bottom to wider mouth. Maybe 1 1/2 inches wide at bottom and 2 inch at top. These work great if you ladle pour into them carefully, and are ideal size for 10 lb pot. Only problem is stability. On level table they seem OK, But I am going to make a tray or framework for them. Ingots are small enough that they shouldn't cool the pot much at all if added singly. At 4 or 6 for $1.00, for stainless, these work for me!!
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    ONE OF THE sIMPSONS HARDWARE STORES HAD CAST PANS was looking at 2 days ago price was under $10.muffin/corn bread sticks and also kettles.

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    Lee,

    Is that 1 1/2" or 2" angle your ingot mold is made of? I'm really impressed with the handle. Time to fire up the chop saw, the welder, and get busy.

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    It's 1 1/2" angle iron. 3 cavities with the ends and steel handle extension is pretty heavy. I don't think a 4 banger would be much fun to handle. Each cavity is 4" long, the end pieces just over 6" long. And a 4" piece of 1" square tubing cut at slight angles to weld to the end piece. Old welding rod doesn't work very well, but it does make things stick for my purposes. (If I wasn't too lazy to remove all the paint before I welded, that would help also ) Wood handle cut down to fit very snugly inside tubing, tapped in place with a mallet.
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    Why not put them out in the rain? Well when you have several lead lined doors setting out for several years waiting to fall apart, why not? She says the "yard couldn't look any worse anyway", (little does she know).

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    I use the regular cheap steel muffin pans, not the aluminum. And I use the Frankford Arsenal Drop Out mold release spray in the muffin pans. You only have to use it once, and I've never had a stuck lead muffin. But the key is to only leave the lead in the pans just long enough to solidify and then dump them out. If you leave it too long the lead gets stuck. If I remember, I pour the lead and leave it in the pans for about 10 or 15 minutes.

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    I use a simple mold I made from angle iron. No handles. I just use welders gloves to flip it over. If I were to go with a baking mold, I’d go for cast iron.

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