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Worm melting pot mixer
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:53 PM
I am new to TU and just had a question that maybe one of you guys could help me with. I have a Lee's melting for making worms. It is the larger one = to 20 lbs. lead melting pot. I was look for a inexpensive mixer so I dont have to mix it by hand. Where can i get something like that and what is it call.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:01 AM
Lee makes 2 types of melting pots one for lead and one for plastic, if you use the lead one to melt plastic you'll burn your the plastic because it has a different heat element inside that creates more heat. I use a lee pot and mix the plastic with a thin metal spoon upside down but I have to stirr very often when using salt and or glitter.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:56 AM
Thank you. That is what i currently mix it with (a spoon). I was looking for an electric mixer. Sorry if i wasn't clear.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:40 PM
electric mixer is to fast you will need to build something that uses a rpm speed about between 80 and 100 rpm with a DC motor and speed control, I think this is the best way.
Some guy's use a drill press at the lowest speed but it will take a special size paddle bit that will match to lower speeds, if you do a search in the soft plastics for drill press or mixing you probably will find a bunch of way's
Posted 10 December 2007 - 12:04 AM
I built myself a Presto pouring pot and used an electric ice cream mixer motor to power the stirring paddle, has enough torque, was free & runs at the right speed to work without a separate speed control.
Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:30 PM
Please tell us more about your homebrewed Presto pot. Sounds verrrrrry interesting. Pics?