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    My Homemade suitcase weights

    In my area, JD weights are like gold. So I came up with a plan to make mine from some lead I had around here. First, I made a mold for the outside. Dimensions are 11" tall X 7" deep X 1-1/2" thick. That gives me 40 lbs weight. I already have 2 sets made up. This will be the 3rd set. Here's the mold:


    I use 1-1/2" X 1/8" strap to make the handle and hanger parts from using a HF bender.


    I locate these in the mold and weld cattle panel wire to them for strength and locating them.


    Now to fire up the turkey fryer and melt some lead!
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    I donít know about anyone else, but 40 lbs of lead around here equals approximately 875 .45 ACP bullets. It is a very good idea though, if you have the lead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamT. View Post
    I donít know about anyone else, but 40 lbs of lead around here equals approximately 875 .45 ACP bullets. It is a very good idea though, if you have the lead.
    I am lucky in that I did remodel work for a number of years. All mine came from removing old pipes from under houses/inside walls. May be a day or so before I get to melting the lead down.
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    I think itís great watching you crafty guys make things, if these come out as expected this will be right at the top with Herminatorís belly weight


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    The concept is great. I wonder, how thick you would have to have a pan if you wanted to do that same exact thing but using concrete instead?
    Or, what the weight of it would be using your existing pan.

    Hmmmmmmmm

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    The OP said that the mold was a 40 lbs weight of lead and that he had made 2 sets so (4 X 40 = 160 lbs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    I think itís great watching you crafty guys make things, if these come out as expected this will be right at the top with Herminatorís belly weight


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toughsox View Post
    The concept is great. I wonder, how thick you would have to have a pan if you wanted to do that same exact thing but using concrete instead?
    Or, what the weight of it would be using your existing pan.

    Hmmmmmmmm

    Sure ask this when I just threw away the paper with the weight of steel, lead and concrete per cu in today. I know I could just google it but.......well Iíve moved on.

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    I'm not picturing how they mount?

    I'm an idiot.

    I see no slot like my jd weights.....where and to what do these weights mount?
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