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    Moulding boolit lube


    I was speaking to a friend of mine recently who services hospital medical equipment. He uses syringes to calibrate these machines. I thought that maybe these syringes could be used to mould boolit lube so he gave me some to try.

    The syringes are "Terumo" brand size 50mil. The inside diametre is 1 inch, just the right size for my RCBS Lub a matic. Well I got them home and cut the end off of them. Then mounted them on a piece of timber using spring steel tool holders and hung it on one side of a shelf rack. The bottom holder need to be as fitted but the top one needs to be opened out a bit to prevent distortion when the lube is poured.

    I already had some Felix lube in a jug so heated it up and poured it into the syringes/moulds. The lube has to be on the cool side otherwise the syringes can get a wee bit out of shape. I let them cool overnight and the following day, applied slight heat to the syringes, pressed the syringe handle and the tube of hollow lube came right out.

    I have got to have another look at securing the wooden rods but the system on the whole works OK. Photos are attached for information. I hope someone may find this useful/interesting.
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    What diameter are those syringes?
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    The inside diametre is 1 inch, didn't measure it in metric but about 2.5mm

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    Can see it now!Southern Son,rocks up to hospital and asks for 1dia 50 cc syringes and the nurse looks at and says.WHY????

    Can buy from chemist usually.
    Last edited by sav300; 05-29-2010 at 09:25 AM. Reason: more info

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    stick them in the freezer for 10 minutes and they will pop right out.

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    if u turned the end of the dowel down a bit u mite be able to drill a hole in the plunger/seal part of the thing to hold it sort straight , i say turned down because i'm afraid the dowel is prolly a bit bigger than the part they use to hold the rubber on ...mite have to try this someday ,great idea amigo !

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    Great idea. I use 1"pvc, but split them so I can easily separate the halves & pull out the lube sticks. I use a Star, so bdon't need hollow sticks.

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    stick them in the freezer for 10 minutes and they will pop right out.
    I just found that pushing the lube out of my 1" molds while the mold is still warm (not hot) made it effortless. When I froze them, I had to use lots of pressure. I'm sure that every lube is different -- mine was Felix lube.

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    Buy them at Tractor Supply. They carry them for farm animals.
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