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Old 11-12-2007, 04:58 PM   #5591
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Do the different diameter of the balls come into play for thir weight or their size.



........OMG, I can't believe I just typed that.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:05 PM   #5592
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Are they used in metalworks such as silver, or copper, etc?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:08 PM   #5593
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They are used in a form of metal work but they are not used to work the metal.

Have I confused you thoroughly?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:30 PM   #5594
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Yes, Buck, you did a great job of confusing me thoroughly and I think that you probably knew where I was going with the question.........:) Ok, back to the drawing board
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:34 PM   #5595
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Is the metal worked with lead?
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:56 PM   #5596
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expat, No, I really had no idea where you were going. Why not go there and we'll see if it pays off?

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Lead would be rare. More common would be steel, bronze, brass.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:56 PM   #5597
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hmmm, if it's not used to work the metal, it must be used to work the mold or form that's used for the metal, but I've looked at a thousand mold making tools and can't find any that have round balls on the end of them.
The fact that the tube is threaded on both ends leads one to assume that you can put two different sized balls on to choose from when doing whatever it is you do with this.
The small size and you saying I was warm leads me to think ornamental or intricate work..... jewelry searches didn't produce anything....
I have no idea what to try next. Arghhh
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:48 PM   #5598
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Excellent work, Grasshopper. Continue your search.

"Mold" is the operative word. If you can cope, it should not be a drag.



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Both ends threaded means nothing.
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:36 PM   #5599
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Is it used to vent a mold? Or is it a guide pin for a mold?
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:14 PM   #5600
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Yes, it has something to do with molds, but neither of the functions you mention.
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