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post #1 of 5 Old 02-21-2017, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 5 Old 02-21-2017, 10:16 AM
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What kind of metal is he referring too?
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pewter. Muzzleloader gunsmiths some times poured pewter nose caps and inlays for the gun stocks they made. Pewter melts around 600 degrees and can be molded like lead. Pewter nose caps for rifles could be molded with just a piece of card wrapped around the stock and barrel. There is a metal that melts much lower, Woods Metal, melts around 190 degrees. Yep a metal alloy that melts at a temperature less than boiling water. (rather expensive) I attended a seminar at Thaddeus Stevens college in Lancaster and they were pouring pewter bands in turned wooden bowls using just masking tape to hold the melted pewter until it cooled. I have been buying all the junk pewter I can find at a reasonable price to use for this.
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They make alloys that melt even lower then that they use them for fusible links and as safeties in fusible plugs so id a line gets too hot it will melt the alloy and blow what ever is too hot. They use them in large refrigeration equipment
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I was wondering what metal. The only metal I've poured into wood was lead and it burned the surrounding wood enough it would have fallen out if I didn't put a wooden plug in behind it. I poured lead into the end of a woodcarving mallet to add weight to it.
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