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Old 11-06-2008, 04:49 AM
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe is offline
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Default Re: Where to find lead sheets cheap

Lead is easy to work with even if you only have a propane torch.

I want to warn you all about a couple of things- Lead can be absorbed in a few different ways, so BE CAREFUL!!! Do not heat/melt it in a confined area, at least by and open garge door or better yet, outside. Do not breath the fumes that come off of hot lead. Always wear gloves.

The "Mad as a hatter" saying comes from the fact that the old hatters used a lead buck to shape the hot wet felt when making hats...the constant heat/water/lead cause enough lead to leach into a hatter's skin that they literaly, slowly went mad.
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