How to Cast a Coin Out of Lead?

Answer Metal casting has been used for centuries to create formed objects such as weapons, keys, bullets, jewelry, and coins. Casting was especially important for the creation of coins and currency before... Read More »

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How to Remove the Lead & Oakum From Cast Iron Fittings?

Cast iron soil pipe has been used to construct sewage drains for many years. The pipe was originally designed to join using molten lead and oakum. Salvage yards pay higher prices for clean metals. ... Read More »

Alternatives to Lead Seal in Cast Iron Drain Pipes?

Lead should never be permitted to enter the water system. Whether a potable water supply or drain line, lead is a poisonous mineral to all types of life. Allowing lead to enter drainage water will ... Read More »

How to Disassemble a Cast Iron Bell Spigot Type Oakum & Lead Joint?

Older cast iron sewer pipes were formed with a bell on one end (looking somewhat like a flared end) and a spigot on the other (straight pipe end.) The spigot on one pipe was pushed into the bell en... Read More »

How do you take a picture of a coin with a small digital camera so I can get a close up and not the glare the coin is silver I cannot afford special equipment?

Answer Use polarizing plastic sheets you should be able to cut down on the glare reflected back from the coin for photography. You should be able to find something like that a your local museum st... Read More »