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    Lead block slicing machine.




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    Very satisfying

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    That's the coolest thing since sliced lead!

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    assuming this is a preliminary stage in making something else... does anyone know what is the next stage/s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desbromilow View Post
    assuming this is a preliminary stage in making something else... does anyone know what is the next stage/s?
    melting the slugs down to make battery plates could be one.
    rolling them through a rolling mill to make lead sheets.
    I have close to a 1000 lbs of lead mostly reclaimed from plumbing and some still fresh rolled sheets
    It is my hedge for when ammo can no longer be purchased is what I tell everyone as to why I collect lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    melting the slugs down to make battery plates could be one.
    rolling them through a rolling mill to make lead sheets.
    I have close to a 1000 lbs of lead mostly reclaimed from plumbing and some still fresh rolled sheets
    It is my hedge for when ammo can no longer be purchased is what I tell everyone as to why I collect lead.
    You have me beat Frank, I only have about 500 lbs. for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baja View Post
    You have me beat Frank, I only have about 500 lbs. for the same reason.
    What I really need is a few kegs of powder but if it came right down to it I would come up with a way to make my own even if it turned out to be low quality.
    I have molds for 40 cal, 50 cal and 12ga. 12 ga makes great grape shot for a 2" punt gun but I don't have one of those yet.
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    How gluten-free bread is sliced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    What I really need is a few kegs of powder but if it came right down to it I would come up with a way to make my own even if it turned out to be low quality.
    I have molds for 40 cal, 50 cal and 12ga. 12 ga makes great grape shot for a 2" punt gun but I don't have one of those yet.
    I have several molds, from .356 up to .50. I do have a 2" cannon I that shoot ball bearings out of. I also cast concrete projectiles for it in caulking gun tubes. They don`t exactly fit the bore but a bit of masking tape takes care of that.



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