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Old 05-30-2020, 03:16 PM
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I've been trying to find a mold to pour 2 oz pencil sinkers. The ones I use have a single wire through them with a loop on the end of the wire to attach to a quick release clevis. This weight is sometimes called a slip bouncer. I can find already made ones and I have them but I recently was given a hundred pounds of lead and would like to pour my own.
I've tried Do It, Fisherman Warehouse, and just about every place you can find when you Google it. Funny I found all the pre made wire forms on Ebay. If you know where can you attach a link specifically to that mold?

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Old 05-30-2020, 04:29 PM
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I would think you could enlarge the cavity on the Do-it mold enough to go from 1 3/4 ounce to a full 2 ounce. Dremel tool and a rotary burr would make quick work of that.
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:51 PM
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I have a dremel tool for my gun work. I would like to pour the pencil sinker shape but can't find any single wire form mold. I'll keep looking. Thanks

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I've made my own using 2 2x4's and drilling a hole right down the split.

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You can (used to anyway) buy blank molds and design your own also.

Did that years back for some heavier river sinkers, takes a bit, bit it did work well.

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you can buy pre made molds for 2oz 2 1/2 & 3oz. Use the same mold as regular btm bouncers.
http://rockislandsportsgov.com/do-it...oz-model-3224/

If you wanted to have only 2 OZ production you could make from a blank mold as others have suggested.
https://www.jannsnetcraft.com/blank-...724011552.aspx

I'm a journeyman mold maker and patternmaker. If you need help to modify a mold I could probably help. Meet half way in Des Moines.
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I've made my own using 2 2x4's and drilling a hole right down the split.

Bill
Same here!
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:02 PM
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This is the one I have and use to make the 7 style bottom bouncers as well as the slip bouncers, its just the different wire that you need.

https://www.lurepartsonline.com/Bott...r-Mold-BTM-5-M
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There's a guy on you tube. "Team Reelin in the blues" that makes pencil sinkers from drilling aluminum plate. Looked pretty interesting and easy. Check it out!
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I made mine drilling two aluminum plates side by side, drilling on the split. I drilled two additional holes crosswise through one and into the other to pound in two short steel alignment pins. They fit together and stay together, gripped with a channel loch pliers. To determine and adjust weight, Fill the cavity, weigh the result, drill larger or deeper as necessary.
Drilling a smaller diameter hole a bit deeper, way down at the bottom of the cavity, the size of a large barrel swivel, will proving a solid method to attach to a clevis on your line.
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