bapabob: I watched the video again and I caught a phrase you used. "Field expedient"
Last time I heard that phrase, I was running a long wire from a flag pole
over to a roof top to get an HF link back to the states! Thanks for jarring
my memory of the good old days! Try chilling the washed on ice before
pouring the wax, it may help set up the bottom faster and stop leaks. Just
Iraqveteran8888: Will do thanks.
Iraqveteran8888: Thanks for sharing... As long as it saves money ,right? I mean crap...4
bucks for one stick of lube...ouch!
RemMan700: Looks good. Do you have to have a hole in the center? The Javalina lube
didnt look like it had a hole in the center.
metalhead2508: Lard will turn rancid. It's rendered pork fat. You want an organic
bapabob: Looks like that is a winner. You could always vary the center hole size by
using a wooden dowel or pencil if you needed a larger hole.
Iraqveteran8888: For there sticks, I'm using 50/50 homemade Alox and Beeswax. I poured about
a .5 LB tray of Beeswax, then poured in about a half bottle of Lee Liquid
Alox. The lube is not too hard and not too soft...About the same consitancy
as the Commercial 50/50 Javelina.
AA550cord: As always nice vid. Great idea.
iconhelmets: what is that for like what does it do?
jackdpowell: I am very impressed with your thought process. My question is why the need
to form it all? Is it plausable to pour the heated lube directly into the
sizer via the baster?
Schpankme Verimuch: @Iraqveteran8888 .. you can also use cheap (dollar store) Extra Hold Hair
Spray as the Mold Release Agent.
Iraqveteran8888: This is 50/50 ALOX and Beeswax. I added just a litle but of crisco to make
the lube flow a little better and I added 1 whole bottle of liquid Lee
Alox. It would go 2 pounds of Beeswax, 1/2 pound of Crisco, and 1 bottle of
Liquid Lee Alox. Adjust the crisco to desired hardness.
VRMN8R: Good job man! I love your "brainstorming session". Ingenuity at its finest.
Xbones801X: very good idea Eric. i cast my first bullets last weekend and plan on
trying out my Lubrisizer for the first time tomorrow. was looking at
replacement sticks at $5 a piece and knew there would be a better way.
which home made lube recipe you use so i can do this.
Swagman00: Perhaps an odd idea, but if you have a mini fan blowing at the base of the
PVC, it might cool the wax fast enough to "cap" the leakage.
HeelaMonster: Finally got around to trying this method to make lube sticks, and let me
tell you, it works fine! I sprayed the inside of the PVC with some PAM, and
they slid right out! Thanks for posting this video, lo those many years ago!
Nater018: Gotta be a Marine...great job Devil Dog!
Iraqveteran8888: Its my turkey baster...lol
Iraqveteran8888: I know that the idea needed a little polishing up, but really this was just
a brainstorming session that I caught on video. I do that alot. I don't
even own a Lyman Lubrisizer, but plan on getting one. Funds are short...lol
At least I will have a cheap source of lube. $3.99 a tube....OUCH.
K1LLROY100: Love this kind of ideas. Cheaper is always better!! Great work mate.
randrbullets: Use 3/8" threaded rod, on a board. & 1" copper piping cut to a length of
41/2".If the seal is good on the board, pour your melted mix SLOWLY into
the piping cavity. Let cool (a hair dryer on "no heat" setting, When cool
or still slightly warm to the touch, "unscrew" the piping from the rod. Let
cool some more. After all is cool, then warm up the outside of the piping
slightly and use a 1" dowel to push out the lube stick from the piping.
Works great for me, been at it quite a while (old guy!)
Iraqveteran8888: @squid1230 Rem oil...I just sprayed it with gun oil. Try some mold release
agent if you have it. That or make sure your lube isn't too brittle or hard.
Iraqveteran8888: That would ultimately be the best way to work it. In the case of my bench
here, the scilicone dishes are nice becauseno product is wasted. If it
spills or leaks, just chunk the little peices back in the mix. I like PVC
also because its cheap. I like cheap. Talk to you soon.
Iraqveteran8888: LOL....I know....I can picture a big assembly line and little tubes of PVC
metisman100: why not just use lard its what they used back in the day
Iraqveteran8888: @stainless1911 I start off with a half bottle of Lee liquid Alox and go
Neil Carpenter: Is the alox measured by weight, or volume? Is it Lee liquid alox?
jdstep: FYI - You are correct that lube sticks are 1" x 4", but your hole is too
small a bit off center. It needs to be 3/8" diameter. I found some 3/8"
aluminum tubing to make my molds and set up a tray that holds 10 at once.
Great way to save bucks if you use a lot of lube.
mejt223: Is that an RFID braclet your wearing?
ironworker978: I have been trying some pan lubing, but I am having some of the bullets
come out of the pan with no lube in the grooves. Have you run into this
Iraqveteran8888: @cory8791 I haven't bought a luberisizer yet, but I know for a fact they
will work perfectly.
Iraqveteran8888: Thanks. I try my best to get the most bang for my buck and my viewers (no
copyrman08: where did you get the alox ? did you use lee or some other brand.?
Iraqveteran8888: Sometimes this redneck engineering works out...lol
copyrman08: @squid1230 rem oil is remington gun oil
Iraqveteran8888: Its center. This is just to get people thinking.
Iraqveteran8888: No...It's a KIA braclet for some guys our unit lost in Iraq
cory8791: how did it work out?
The45Shooter: Worked perfect. I shall copy this! Link this to castboolits Sir.
Dennis Brenningmeyer: Keep brainstorming. Thanks!
squid1230: What the heck is rim oil, and where can I get some? I tried this process
minus the rim oil and I can't get the hardened lube out of the tube.
stevestreet01: Once agian bro, very nice!
RemMan700: My God... Does your mom know you are using her turkey baster again? LOL j/k
bigbuckjeff1: Is that Barry Darrs formula of lube?
Iraqveteran8888: Glad it helps. Thanks.
Iraqveteran8888: You can pour the lube directly in, yes. I suppose in the giant scheme of
things its just easier to pour out about 20-25 sticks and be set for a year
or more. You could always make a mold containing about 6 of the tubes you
can turn out several at a time.
North Carolina Prepper: since you done have a lubrisizer before you mail it out. have some one that
has one measure the hole im thinking 1/4 inch.
Ammosmith Reloading: Looks like it would work. The center threaded shaft in the Lyman is 1/4"
stick...You can also use floss to cut it. I was thinking of doing the same
thing but using a hole saw and a drill and set up a board to hold the PVC
recessed into the hole and a wood dowel or nail shaft for the center.