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Message started by nwmanitou on Mar 2nd, 2015 at 7:09pm

Title: Interest in casting molds?
Post by nwmanitou on Mar 2nd, 2015 at 7:09pm
I'm going to have some two part aluminum casting molds made for 57g (2oz) lead glandes. I'd like to see if there is any interest here on the board for me to make more.

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by vetryan15 on Mar 3rd, 2015 at 8:08pm
Yes! What would  be  worth  it to trade or anything? .
Ryan

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by Prince21 on Mar 3rd, 2015 at 11:42pm
Yes, I would buy if the price is reasonable.

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Post by ilovepancakes on Mar 31st, 2015 at 7:47am
I'd buy one.

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by Cyrus on Jun 10th, 2016 at 6:04pm
I'm definitely interested in getting a mold if this is still a thing. If nothing else, I would like to see some pictures of what the end result was.

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Post by 13North144East on Jun 11th, 2016 at 9:48am
Interested

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Post by citizen14 on Mar 7th, 2017 at 12:28pm
Did anything ever come of this?

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Post by woodssj on Sep 9th, 2017 at 3:40pm
I really hope something came of this. I've tried making some clay molds, but they didn't come out well, nor did they last very long.

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Post by Mersa on Sep 9th, 2017 at 4:41pm
I'd be in too

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by Genghisken on Aug 7th, 2019 at 10:32am
I am also interested in molds for Glandes.   I've seen videos of folks using sinker molds from fishing, but to have a custom-ish sling glandes mold would be choice provided theya re affordable.

That being said, I am familiar with sand and investment casting and I have contemplated making some reusable sand casting models that can quickly and easily be set up in a small casting frame.  Its a little more work than I originally wanted to commit to but if I have no other choice I may go that route.  Anyone else sand casting Glandes?

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by TheJackinati on Aug 8th, 2019 at 5:40am

Genghisken wrote on Aug 7th, 2019 at 10:32am:
Anyone else sand casting Glandes?


No, but I have used pine planks to make glandes. If you want to make a bunch of glandes quickly and cheaply all you need is a chisel and some sandpaper to create a wooden mould.

I would highly recommend using a harder wood than pine, though. Perhaps something like oak would have a longer lifetime than ~7-10 pours like pine.

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 13th, 2019 at 6:41am
jaegoor is using silicon moulds.
which are really easy to make and should last quite a long time.
But I do love the simplicity ans effectiveness of the wooden moulds. :-)

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by TheJackinati on Aug 15th, 2019 at 9:20am
Hmmm, wouldn't a silicone mould be at risk of melting?

IIRC the melting temp of lead is around 300 degrees celsius whilst most Silicone moulds are rated for a temp of around 220-270 degrees celsius?

That said, I am sure lead probably cools quickly enough for it to not be a problem, because I know you can cast pewter in a silicone mould.

Title: Re: Interest in casting molds?
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Sep 3rd, 2019 at 10:46pm
You can buy special high-temp silicones. You can even buy silicone cookware that goes in an oven. I believe some silicones can handle 500 degrees or more, so it should be ok for lead.

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