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Thread: First time smelting

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    Boolit Master
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    again welcome to the forum!
    Go to all the yard sales you can
    and ask for cast iron muffin tins.
    Or go to salvation army outlets,
    and check there.
    It is a great way of finding ingot molds
    of different shapes.
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    Boolit Master

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    I water-cool my ingot molds - I use an old cookie sheet, lay a towel (doubled if possible in the bottom, pour water in until soaked plus, and then set 5 ingot molds on the towel. I pour the flood molds, overlapping, so I get 5 5-lb major ingots easily broken into 1 1/4lb ingots to fill the pot. And by the time I've finished pouring the last one, the first one is ready to decant...
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    1 mile from chickahominy river ( swamp)
    You might try a soup ladle from dollar store less than a buck and if just under full so not to spill it comes out to right at one pound. I use them when making ingots they work great .

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    Boolit Master

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    If you or a friend welds, it’s easy to make molds out of angle iron. Good luck !

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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
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