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    I have several pyramid style anchors that I'd like to have made into different size pyramid anchors. Anyone have the forms or know of someone who can do this kind of work? I have a 50 and 15 and I'd like to have a 40 and 20 made. Thanks.
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    Get in touch with Chris, ''roust a bout lures'' or kasilofchrisn, on this site. He's in Soldotna area
    , does great work and builds some awesome fishing lures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Get in touch with Chris, ''roust a bout lures'' or kasilofchrisn, on this site. He's in Soldotna area
    , does great work and builds some awesome fishing lures.
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    Thanks alot Brian! I think you jinxed me on this one.
    Just so happens I lost a 40# pyramid anchor just a couple days ago on the Kasilof river. Never have I hung one up that bad before that I couldn't get it out.
    Been spending way way too much time away from home lately at work.
    But finally got on the river for a day.
    Anyway I am thinking of having a pyramid Anchor mold made.
    I am thinking a 3 sided pyramid with an open top. If I have it made big enough to make a 50# Anchor then I can make what ever size I need up to 50#. Probably be 8.5" per side and ~12" tall overall.
    Just weigh out the lead needed,melt it, pour it in and add the eye bolt.
    I think 50# is the most I would be comfortable casting at one time.
    DannerAK if this interests you I can certainly do this. Though it might be awhile before I get to it. Send me a PM and we can discuss it.
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    Thanks for the info Chris. Let us know when you are cranking out anchors and we can talk about some work with my anchors.
    Cheers
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    I made a form out of plywood sealed it with fix all and poured lead in it, worked well. Wanted a small pyramid style for my raft. Did it years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk alaska View Post
    I made a form out of plywood sealed it with fix all and poured lead in it, worked well. Wanted a small pyramid style for my raft. Did it years ago.
    That would work OK for a casting or two.
    But I'm looking at a minimum of 3 anchors now and possibly more later so it makes sense to weld up an aluminum mold that can be used many times.
    Cost shouldn't be that much for the mold.
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    For my cattaraft anchor I used aluminium sheet and riveted it together before my buddy poured the lead for me.
    It worked great but I had to disassemble it to get the anchor out.

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    I'm just going to get an aluminum mold welded up next time I'm home. If needed i'll add some RTV to the inside corners to keep the lead from sticking in the crack if there is one.
    I always spray my molds with drop out and lead can't stick to the walls of the mold with drop out in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    I'm just going to get an aluminum mold welded up next time I'm home. If needed i'll add some RTV to the inside corners to keep the lead from sticking in the crack if there is one.
    I always spray my molds with drop out and lead can't stick to the walls of the mold with drop out in it.
    I was only going to use the mold once so did not add any release agent to it.
    It did work well and I got exactly the anchor I wanted, plus it only cost me the price of the eye bolt, 3 nuts and a couple of flat washers to anchor the eye bolt firmly.

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