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Author Topic: 1/100th mold  (Read 134 times)

Slims

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1/100th mold
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:45:48 am »
Just got my order Rick, thanks.

I have a question about the 1/100th mold I ordered: Can I use size 12 aberdeedn or sickle hooks? I know the description says it will take size 10, and I bought those, but I really want to use size 12 and before I spend the 25 bucks on 1000 hooks that wont work, I thought I would ask here.

These are the types Im looking at:

http://www.jannsnetcraft.com/mustad-aberdeen-jig-hooks/810110.aspx
EAGLE CLAW 570 BRONZE JIG HOOK - SIZE #12
Jig hook Vmc 6147b2 #12

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Rick

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Re: 1/100th mold
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 07:16:03 pm »
I can't guarantee that those hooks will fit.
 

Slims

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Re: 1/100th mold
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 07:38:09 pm »
I can't guarantee that those hooks will fit.

Ok, thanks Rick.

Anyone else try using #12 hooks in this mold?

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Re: 1/100th mold
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 05:32:19 pm »
I just bought this mold.  What hooks are recommended? standard and sickle.  Thanks-p-

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Re: 1/100th mold
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 06:41:39 pm »
I am a novice at pouring lead but maybe my experience will help somebody else.  I poured some jigs today using the 1/100 jig mold and am quiet pleased with the results.  First I smelted some wheel weights on my camper stove and poured the lead into a bread muffin tin.  The resulting "muffins turned out about a pound each.  I put one of these in my  new bottom drain production pot, heated it up; heated my mold with a plumbers blow torch and went to pouring.  I used the M32760br in the size 12 because its all I had.  They worked out fine.  The jigs weighed 1/100 of an ounce or thereabout.  I messed up the first batch but I smoked my mold and heated it by pouring twice without any hooks and it worked fine after the first fiasco.  Biggest problem I had was cutting off the excess from the pour hole.  I tried to twist it off but I loosened the jig head on a few so I just cut the excess off with a small  pair of cutters, then used my battery operated hook hone to smooth the cut.  The wheel weight lead worked fine; every jig was filled and I had very little overrun along the extended  hook eye.  Jig worked great.  If I can do it, anybody that can walk and chew gum at the same time can do it.  I would welcome any ideas about how to eliminate the need to hone the part I had to cut off.  Surely there's a way to eliminate this step.  Maybe I didnt get my hooks warm enough before pouring.  Thanks for any suggestions .-p-

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Re: 1/100th mold
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 08:09:18 pm »
Pouring pure soft lead will eliminate the need to trim the jigs from the mold sprues. The jigs can just be twisted off and there should be little or no filing required. Wheel weight lead is mixed with zinc and other materials and it is a harder alloy than pure lead which is why it will not break easily from the mold sprues. Hard wheel weight lead may pour well into a collarless mold but it is almost impossible to use with small collared jig molds.
Most recycling centers should have pure lead available.