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weight moulds

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by leee, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. sprange

    sprange Barracuda

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  2. Leo Darmitz

    Leo Darmitz Angel Fish

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    Hi:
    I just saw your note regarding acquiring weight moulds. You may have solved your problem by now but if not, I have a good supply of moulds. I have 2, 3 and 4 pound open face moulds as well as 4, 5 and 6 pound two piece moulds. I also have a two piece 2 pound bullet style weight mould. In addition, I have a few fishing sinker and downrigger moulds. By the way you spell "mould" it appears you may be in Canada or the U.K. You can conntact me "THE MOULD MAN" at logicdesign@rogers.com
    Leo
     
  3. pescador775

    pescador775 Loggerhead Turtle

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    Watch out for these Canadian moulds on EBay! They have 1 7/8 inch slots. Belts are normally two inches width. A rubber weight belt can't even be started into the slot. Nylon is a pain.
    The Trident is OK.
    Pesky
     
  4. deepseafalcon

    deepseafalcon Solo Diver

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    if cost is a concern, here is how I made molds for my weights I used for almost 20years now:

    1st method: make a form out of wood. The harder the wood the better. Water it before you cast, but dry the surface. Works fine if you don't need to mass produce the weights, since wood surface gets burned after a while.

    2nd method: simple square "boxes" made of cheap sheet metal (basically, 4 sides bent upward) Then bend "frames" with rectangular loops for the webbing out of stainless steel wire, and set into mold so that only 2 loops big enough to thread the webbing through will extend above the weight's surface.
    If properly designed, that makes a very easy to thread/unthread weight, at maximum usage of the "weight volume", and doesn't cause the belt to "get shorter" when threaded. I have a number of such 5lbs weights I use regularly. Although the wire is not stainless, they lasted for 20 years...

    d-s-f
     
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  5. Blueskys4ever

    Blueskys4ever Nassau Grouper

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    DO NOT inhale the fumes from the molten lead. This can cause brain damage. Do this in a well ventalated place.
     
  6. attchoum

    attchoum Angel Fish

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    interesting...

    but where can i found lead???
     
  7. KrisB

    KrisB IDC Staff Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    try your local tire shop... the wheel weights used to balance your wheels are collected en masse there, as they aren't reusable.

    They'll often sell a 60# bucket for ~$5 or so.
     
  8. pescador775

    pescador775 Loggerhead Turtle

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    Wheel weight lead is good stuff. It is fairly hard with 3% antimony. It can even be heat treated but that is not necessary for diver's weights. When smelting, the metal clamps float to the surface and must be skimmed off. No biggie.
     
  9. Leo Darmitz

    Leo Darmitz Angel Fish

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    I have just added to my line of moulds. I now have a 10 pound split mould. This compliments my 3, 4, 5 and 6 pound split moulds. I also have 2, 3 and 4 pound open face and a 2 pound bullet style. You can contact me "THE MOULD MAN" at logicdesign@rogers.com I also have some good weight making tips. I provide them with every mould I sell. I am the vendor refered to in message #11 by Sprange.
     
  10. Bob3

    Bob3 Dive Shop

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    I wonder if the original poster has set his preferences to email him when replies to his question are posted... :rolleyes:
     

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