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    WtB a couple pounds of Pewter

    Of all things I have a possible "Commission" to cast something in Lead-Free Pewter for a local group. I'll need a good source for Pewter if this works (we need to do the design work first though) and then I'll have to get in a dedicated pot so I can guarantee that no lead's in there (Kids in the group could get their hands on these items, you do NOT want a kidlet nomming on a lead-laden Pewter object.) So, 2 questions really, are there good sources for no-lead Pewter out there, and does someone expect to have some for sale (2# maybe more, enough to make some samples, I can use the 10# RCBS pot for these over a camp stove) about late June to the end of June or so? Thanks all

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    Replied to it, that could do well

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    Just remember what"pewter" really is:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pewter

    "and sometimes lead"...............

    It's the reason the old time ale drinkers got lead poisoning.

    So, if it's a food or drink related commission, or will be handled by kiddos, be careful with what you are doing....


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    Definitely know that. I also know that Rotometals sells non lead Pewter alloys, or if I get the XRF gun I can CHECK for lead (and use lead-containing random pewters in boolit casting.) Something will work out

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    Rotometals is where I bought my stuff to add tin to boolits you can get it up to 98% tin stuff is super pricy imo but about the only place I know of to get a guaranteed alloy


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    Newbie here.
    I see you are in the PNW.
    You might want to try surfing Goodwill or other resale shops. I recently found ~4# of "English Pewter" in a pitcher and serving tray.

    For tin, I've purchased it off Ebay at approx $6/lb but cannot guarantee whether or not it has Pb.

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    I'm trying to get to GoodWill etc., knees mean it'll be using my walker and will be horribly slow. Oh well. I can use anything w/Lead for Boolits and non lead ony for the other project, it's not like it'll be wasted if I get some with lead in it

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    I get mine checked by BNE. If you need more let me know.

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    I have some Lead Free Solder chips - 96.5 % tin, 3% silver, and 0.5% copper that has a melting point of 428F. I would have to weigh what I have. But I believe that I have over 10#. I would sell for $15/lb. If I melt them into small ingots, I think it all would fit a USPS SFRB.

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    Definitely nice stuff. I need to get richer so I can buy the goodies that pop up, sooner :P (I had a "free" cell phone company, well, while I was sick at the start of the year they signed me up for 3 premium packages, for 1 phone number, still arranging getting repaid on that one - Working on the BBB complaint as that's called fraud. They then closed the cell phone off as they could no longer withdraw money from my bank when I shut them down - Mind you, that's after they GUARANTEED that my cell package was now completely FREE... Free but they need to pull money out of my bank? Seems a little lacking on logic there. I am not impressed with FreedomPop.) Maybe I can get them to pay me sooner instead of later, have to see.

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