Lead weight moulds

rm100

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Im looking for help in finding moulds for weights , looking for something that can be inserted into 12.5mm dia tubing .

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A mould will cost you around £20.00. Then you need a hefty torch and a melting ladle.
It's cheaper to buy ready-made unless you're planning on making 100's.
 

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Im looking for help in finding moulds for weights , looking for something that can be inserted into 12.5mm dia tubing .

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The best moulds I have come across are made by Do-It, might be worth checking their website to see if they make what your looking for.

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Im looking for help in finding moulds for weights , looking for something that can be inserted into 12.5mm dia tubing .

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My mate uses a piece of tubular aluminium of the required diameter cut in half to produce these and it doesn’t take him long to make a good stock.

Clamp mould halves together, insert wire and pour the lead. Once a lead with encased wire is moulded, it needs a touch of washing up liquid to insert it into the plastic tube.

Rough and ready they are, but they work. Great with floating devons.

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I looked everywhere trying to buy proper bouncing betty moulds but couldny get thrm anywhere so i just used scrap bits of wood I had, clamp two bits together drill a hole 1mm bigger than the diameter of the inside of your tubing then go down with a drill bit 2mn bigger than your first till its 10mm from the end.
Still have the originals I made after making bucket loads, they seem to last forever as the inside goes black after the first few times and doesn't seem to burn after that.

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I looked everywhere trying to buy proper bouncing betty moulds but couldny get thrm anywhere so i just used scrap bits of wood I had, clamp two bits together drill a hole 1mm bigger than the diameter of the inside of your tubing then go down with a drill bit 2mn bigger than your first till its 10mm from the end.
Still have the originals I made after making bucket loads, they seem to last forever as the inside goes black after the first few times and doesn't seem to burn after that.

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Where is best to get the tubing ?

What have you used to fix the swivel ? Glue type ?
 

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Where is best to get the tubing ?

What have you used to fix the swivel ? Glue type ?

just search aquarium tubing on ebay there is millions of the stuff for sale, just select the diameter and the thickness you want, i just bought a big bag of cheap swivels and used a hot glue gun, put a big blob in pop a swivel in then dip in the cup of cold water to harden instantly, i just sat and done them all at once 30minutes you can fire out about a hundred
 
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