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Making Your Own Aluminum Mold For Pouring Belly Weights

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Attached is a tutorial for making a belly weight mold out of aluminum.

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

Belly Weight Mold Tutorial.doc

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Very good tutorial.

I'll be keeping an eye open for ally. My wooden blocks get me by, but looking for something better.

DAve

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What type of file is this? I can't seem to open it. Thank you!

You can open it with openoffice.org. Open Office is a word program that's available for free download on the web. If you don't have it, and don't want to download it, holler back and I will try to convert it to a Microsoft Word file for you.

Ben

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Great tutorial. One thing I did to help with the lead overfill is countersink the top of my holes. Once finished pouring all I do is take a pair of side cutters and cut the excess lead from the coutersunk area off.

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Very very nice tutorial. The one thing I would add is that aluminum likes lubricant when drilling and cutting. A drop of Tap Magic (for all metals version) or little more liberal shot of WD-40 on each drill pount will result in better cleaner cuts. Not perfect, but an order of magnitude better. It will also cut easier, and your drill bits will last longer.

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Thanks Gene for the very informative tutorial. I made one with 5/16 holes and your ideas were very helpful. The galvanized nail idea was right on. I am in my 3rd week making wooden crankbaits and finally got a couple painted. Wow, what a learning curve. Thanks for your help!!

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Thanks Lincoya, I bought some of these at lurepartsonline.com and have been thinking about making one of these. Thank you for working out the details. I wasn't sure how to get the hook eye into the lead.

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Just discovered this beaut tute-- an elegant solution Gene and very well presented-

Appreciate ALL the time you would have spent on this mate.

Thanks --Pete

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