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Err, yep I do, 10 of. around 7kg each (or 16lb in old money)
Where do you get steel balls, I can't search no more, I keep getting dodgy sites -;)

Just had a thought, concrete balls would do, where/how can i make a mold
 
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wattsup

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I need em for counterbalance on a heavy lid.
 
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Err, yep I do, 10 of. around 7kg each (or 16lb in old money)
Where do you get steel balls, I can't search no more, I keep getting dodgy sites -;)

Just had a thought, concrete balls would do, where/how can i make a mold
Why not use lead and cast your own in a sand mould;)
 
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mdshunk

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Seems like old window sash weights might do the trick too.
 
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wattsup

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>>Why not use lead and cast your own in a sand mould;)>>

How do you make a sand mold?

Seems like old window sash weights might do the trick too>>>, I thought the same but trying to source them is not easy, scrap value that is. I aint buying new ones

I'm basically a tight ass northerner, and I am not going to spend fortunes on 'weight'

I've now ordered some nylon sacks online ( sandbags empty ) 12 of for £5.99, so I just add sand for balance needed to each. Bloody ell sorry guys, sometimes I have difficulty thinking..maybe I should lay off the jack daniels -;)
 
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Damm, and i was going to tell you how to make sand moulds:(
 
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wattsup

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Please tell, lead balls would be more astecially pleasing than sacks.

Though they will not be in direct eye contact.

This is not a wind up, I can't word it any better
 
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For a concrete mould I'd buy a rake of cheapo plastic footballs, fill 'em with concrete and inset the required suspension/fixing eye bolt (with a big anchoring washer on it) add colourants or whatever. Job's officially a guddun!
 
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mdshunk

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I've got a big pair of brass one's, but they're presently in use. :D
 

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>>Why not use lead and cast your own in a sand mould;)>>

How do you make a sand mold?

Seems like old window sash weights might do the trick too>>>, I thought the same but trying to source them is not easy, scrap value that is. I aint buying new ones

I'm basically a tight ass northerner, and I am not going to spend fortunes on 'weight'

I've now ordered some nylon sacks online ( sandbags empty ) 12 of for £5.99, so I just add sand for balance needed to each. Bloody ell sorry guys, sometimes I have difficulty thinking..maybe I should lay off the jack daniels -;)
I find it's not Jack Daniels but the coke I put in it gets me confused:D

Err, yep I do, 10 of. around 7kg each (or 16lb in old money)
Where do you get steel balls, I can't search no more, I keep getting dodgy sites -;)

Just had a thought, concrete balls would do, where/how can i make a mold
Why not just cast one counter weight?
 
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PAUL M

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Coke is for pussys and it rots your teeth.
 
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Mike P

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Any one for tennis "New balls please"
 
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