View Single Post
Old 02-13-2018, 03:33 PM   #15
Returned
Curio & Relic
 
AKaholic #: 189425
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Claremore, OK
Posts: 2,031
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sigiloso View Post
As a kid, I helped a neighbor break down some wire that was lead sheathing over thin flat strips of copper wrapped alternately with paper. Messy. The lead was easy. Separating the copper from the paper was a pain in the ass, but of course it was, and is, more valuable.

My reward was getting to keep a bunch of the lead, for casting round balls, for my muzzle loaders.
Why separate the paper from the wire? Unless you are keeping it as wire, that is. If you are remelting you just cut the wire and put it in the crucible and the paper will act as flux.
__________________
Oro supplex et acclinis,
Cor contritum quasi cinis,
Gere curam mei finis.

Dies irę, dies illa, dies tribulationis et angustię, dies calamitatis et miserię, dies tenebrarum et caliginis, dies nebulę et turbinis, dies tubę et clangoris super civitates munitas et super angulos excelsos
Returned is online now   Reply With Quote