mold mallet pic

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reggleston posted this 27 November 2017

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reggleston posted this 27 November 2017

here is a pic of my durable delrin 30 min lathe project MOLD Mallet

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BigMan54 posted this 27 November 2017

Looks good, light, small enough not to have to put down every time you have to shift to close a mold or "recover" LYMAN 'nutcracker" handles, Heavy enough to bust open a four cavity sprue plate. Have you thought about selling them. I'd be interested.

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun.

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reggleston posted this 27 November 2017

1-1/8 Delrin round rod is currently selling for right at $10/Ft including shipping. With machine time including a knurled handle and shipping to the lower 48 I could build you one shipped to your lower 48 locations for $25 if interested. PM me if interested.

Bob

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OU812 posted this 27 November 2017

Which type of plastic has the highest melting point? I remember my Stanley Mini Dead Blow hammer had lots of melted areas burned into it (laying too close to hot mold).

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reggleston posted this 27 November 2017

Not sure, Speedy metals has lots of material web spec's on their web page if interested. My Delrin mold Mallet has not show any sign of fusion or melting from 100's of hot mold strikes.

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OU812 posted this 27 November 2017

I did not witness any melted points from hard strikes, only from laying plastic too close to hot mold.

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 27 November 2017

there isn't a really " high temp " plastic ... but we made a lot of parts from RULON which is a filled-teflon material ... we used it for clutch and brake facings ....  neat stuff but $60-100 per foot for 1" . ... i have some 1-inch round if anybody has an inspiration ... heh .

delrin is so good for lots of gadgets ... better than a nylon for most things and machines like soap ...  btw you can make zero-backlash lathe leadscrew nuts from it , mostly for bragging rights .

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Jim Betush posted this 28 November 2017

Very Nice!  Is that light knurling I see on the smaller OD handle or just some funky pixillation on the pic?

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Dale53 posted this 29 November 2017

I’ve used a foot long piece of Black Delrin for a mold mallet for many years. It works beautifully. I consider it the perfect material for the job.

The O.P. Mold mallet looks VERY nice...

Dale53

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reggleston posted this 03 December 2017

Jim: It is in fact light Knurling, Delrin does not displace as readily as most metals so it takes quite a bit of depth application into the delrin to get the knurling to show up.

Bob

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David Reiss CBA Membership Director posted this 03 December 2017

I like the NOE because it is really durable and you can change out the PVC shield if it wears out. With a wood lathe you could easily make one also. 


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Ed Harris posted this 03 December 2017

For years I've simply used an 8oz. rubber mallet from ACE hardware, $4

Yes, I am a cheap SOB.  But have been using the same mallet I bought at R.L. Dodge Co. in Bradford, NH, which gives you some idea how long I've had it... 

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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Old Coot posted this 03 December 2017

Leave it to Ed Harris to find an elegant if simple solution.

B.E.Brickey

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Ross Smith posted this 04 December 2017

Are ya'll trying to shame me into getting rid of my piece oak balluster?

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vmwilson posted this 04 December 2017

Dennis Marshall recommended what I've used for years.  Liked it so well I bought another to keep on the reloading bench.

Mike

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