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Almost a Pouring Disaster
02-17-2011, 01:06 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster

Thank you for the the courage to post this - and thank you to God for protecting you from worse harm.

It's been a while since I've poured, and I will admit to getting lax on using my safety gear - wearing a sweat shirt and face shield while melting lead. Been wearing them while doing the pouring, but not melting. That has got to change. I am going to print this post and store w/ my molds and other pouring gear as a reminder.

02-17-2011, 02:29 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
I'm glad that you're OK. That's most important.

Lead work must be very serious business. Moreso than I'd ever thought about before.
02-17-2011, 05:57 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
Praise the lord, you have an angel with you from god. I haven't poured lead, I've been getting jig heads from a person that lives here local, well my round heads anyway.
02-18-2011, 07:07 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
JJ1, I am glad to hear you are ok. Thanks for bringing to everyone attention to BE CAREFUL! I was at a sporting show talking to a fella with many years of experience with casting lead. He stress about keeping moisture away from your lead pots. He said to be carful in the summer time as well with sweat dripping into the pot. Something I never really thought about. He also baked all his lead before using it. Accidents can happen in a blink. Again, glad your ok.
02-18-2011, 10:06 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
Thanks for posting this JJ and thank the Lord you're okay. I've never poured lead, always bought my heads. I'll remember this lesson if I ever start pouring.
02-18-2011, 10:25 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-18-2011, 10:29 PM by JUNGLEJIM1.)
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
A couple pics of the shirt I was wearing showing the lead spatter when the accident occurred. There was more but I pulled some off. I was back to pouring the day after it happened. I tied a few up tonight but quit after breaking a couple blisters on my hands.I'll try again in a few days. In case you were wondering,the pink quilt was a gift to my wife from one of my daughters at Christmas. I think they like trying to pi$$ me off. I do like pink in some of my jigs though.

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02-19-2011, 01:20 AM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
Man, glad to hear you didn't get burned anymore than you did. That was to close to your eyes. It's so easy to not wear safety glasses but it does cost you big time when something like this happens. Thanks for posting this, it's a wake up for all of us.
02-19-2011, 09:46 AM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
JJ1, I put a post of about your story. I wish you would copy and paste your story there as well to give a warning of the dangers with lead casting. It is a story that needs to be shared with everyone who enjoys the hobby.
02-19-2011, 11:26 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
If anyone would like to post the pics on another site send me your email address and I'll send you the pics. I think these should be posted on other sites,but copying and pasting is not my forte'. It's much easier posting here than other sites.
02-22-2011, 01:58 PM,
RE: Almost a Pouring Disaster
A couple of safety observations from the incident;

1.At least (bare minimum) where eye protection.

2.Melt all suspect lead outside – into ingots.

3.When pouring in a confined space use ingots and sheets, only!

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