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Thread: Lead and tin bars?

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    Boolit Mold GuyKickinit's Avatar
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    Lead and tin bars?

    I had a friend gift me this and will bring me more. I think this soldering bar indicates that it is 50% lead and 50% tin. I tried a image search but only get similar looking items with that description.
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    I suppose my question is how do Incorporate this into my casting? Do I assume that I cut a piece off knowing that only half is tin and add it to my pot. So a 2 ounce piece would have an ounce of tin?
    Last edited by GuyKickinit; 01-11-2019 at 05:38 PM.

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    IF it is 50/50 then yes, 2oz would have an oz of tin..

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    There is a free alloy calculator available to download thats on this site. It will help you calculate mixing alloys. Thats a good score, be sure to thank your friend.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Great score .Yes it is half tin half you are correct a 2oz pices will give you 1oz of tin.
    A good friend to have.

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    Liquid gold if it is free.

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    Boolit Mold GuyKickinit's Avatar
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    Thanks, I believe I will be getting more. And yes a big thanks to my friend.

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    Boolit Master RogerDat's Avatar
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    Yep 1/2 & 1/2 is 50/50 tin/Pb and a most excellent score. Especially in the commercial form that makes identification easy and positive.

    Download the alloy calculator from the sticky in this forum. You would just enter the weight of lead on one line. The weight of 50/50 solder on another and it will provide a total weight with resulting percentages of tin, antimony, copper etc. Neatest thing since twist off beer bottle caps.

    Calculator is Excel spreadsheet, if you don't have Microsoft Office or Excel on your computer the calculator works fine with Apache Open Office and that is free software. I have open office for my home computer and MS office for work, calculator works in both.
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    Scrap.... because all the really pithy and emphatic four letter words were taken and we had to describe this way of getting casting material somehow.
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