Posted 29 May 2003 - 09:53 AM
anyone got any other ideas on making the media which are relatively easy?also, how efficient will these lead media be at making BP and crushing chemicals?will they be better or the same as rounded lead media? Thanks, Chris
Posted 29 May 2003 - 10:35 AM
I think that if you expect to advance in the hobby then a ball mill is a great investment. I doubt you will be disappointed. When I first got into this I also made my own mill. What a contraption it was. It worked mind you.....
If my mill should go bad on me and I needed a new one it would not bother me one bit to spend $200-300 on a new one. Money does not grow on trees over here in the states either. I am happy to report that watermelons do grow on vines and with some luck they will end up in the ice box when ripe. Perhaps some rum injected through the rind will make them even more yummy.
Posted 29 May 2003 - 10:49 AM
[Edited on 29-5-2003 by Pyromaster2003]
Posted 29 May 2003 - 11:05 AM
First, you can buy ?'' lead balls in the UK. Ask your gun shop if they can direct you to gunsmiths that sell black powder. They are likely to sell lead balls as well. Those are used by amateurs for shooting antique weapons. You don't need a license to buy lead balls, and they cost around 20? for 50-100 balls.
Another easy option in the UK is to buy brass rod (not copper!!!) and cut it into segments. That will work fine as well.
Posted 29 May 2003 - 12:10 PM
Posted 29 May 2003 - 06:07 PM
Posted 29 May 2003 - 09:18 PM
I've also tried drilling lots of 3/4 inch holes in a 1 inch pine board and using that as a mold - works almost as well and lasts a surprisingly long time - 20-30 goes easy..
Posted 29 May 2003 - 11:00 PM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:08 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:46 AM
havnt had a reply from 3 companies i e-mailed about lead balls in the UK, maybe i will a bit later on today.
Posted 30 May 2003 - 11:14 AM
You could always use steel balls as you only need lead media for grinding flammable compositions.
Posted 30 May 2003 - 11:26 AM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 03:13 PM
I do not have .50" lead balls at the moment, I can order them, minimum order 500 @ ?9-40 per 100. I need to know where you are to quote delivery charge, also you did not say if you wanted a specific calibre eg .495"/.490"/ .50".
Posted 30 May 2003 - 03:40 PM
Posted 30 May 2003 - 05:56 PM
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