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Casting ingots - now it's raining
Jul 4th, 2013 at 8:33pm
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Been casting 1 Lb ingots of tin (96% tin 3.5% silver and 0.5% copper) and now it's raining.

The pot is covered and the ingots in the mould will CHILL.

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Reply #1 - Jul 4th, 2013 at 10:14pm
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Send some cool weather our way, it's been well over a 100 for six days now and it just peaked at 108 for the day.
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 4th, 2013 at 10:19pm
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Had a break.  Finished 100 lbs.  Done for now.

ONLY 80-90 dF here and many inches of rain.  Garden is going wild!

  

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Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 7:34pm
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OK.  How does one ship 70 lbs in a MEDIUM flat rate box (for $12.95)?

(I need to add a couple of pieces of plywood filler - one below and one above to make it solid.)

  

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Reply #4 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 7:37pm
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This is the steel liner - 0.050" thick to keep the contents INSIDE the box.

  

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Reply #5 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 7:39pm
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More pix tomorrow.

John - should be in the mail MONDAY.

Should I label it:

FRAGILE

or

GET HELP

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Reply #6 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 8:44pm
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Pricing?

  

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Reply #7 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 9:00pm
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Tape the ingots up! Got a box looked just like that in tin. If he had not taped them in bundles, they would of dropped out of box.That many holes in box. I also double box since there free.    Pete
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 9:07pm
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I will have to consider this carefully. 

AT THE MATCH I charge $6 a pound.

What you see took a half day of my time.  (Royal PITA)

(That's why, I now remember, I haven't sold ANY by mail order.)

IF I do yield to demand, I'll go to $10 a pound plus net shipping (no handling).  I have about another 100 lbs to part with.

IF someone were to offer to carry a bunch to a particular ASSRA match, I would part with it for $6 a pound - to support participation.

Moody Holler - I've set aside 30-35 lbs for you - no rush, even in a year or two is OK.  Let me know if that quantity is OK.





  

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Reply #9 - Jul 6th, 2013 at 9:10pm
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Skalkaho wrote on Jul 6th, 2013 at 9:00pm:
Tape the ingots up! Got a box looked just like that in tin. If he had not taped them in bundles, they would of dropped out of box.That many holes in box. I also double box since there free.    Pete


They WILL be taped.  The iron is tough for ANYTHING to get through too.

(We get magnets (of similar density) shipped in all the time this way where I work.)

  

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Reply #10 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 7:18pm
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First pic - board on bottom, .050" steel surrounding and ONE bar of tin.

Second pic - ready to close.

No pic of one BAND around the box.
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 7th, 2013 at 7:19pm
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I will mail tomorrow.  John may or may not post pix of how it got there!  Smiley

68.60 lbs.  (Gross weight)
  

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Reply #12 - Jul 8th, 2013 at 6:08pm
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Wheeled it into the PO at lunch.

Everyone agreed I got my money's worth from the flat rate box.

  

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