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I tried using a nice shiny new dipper from Kmart to stir my molten lead after fluxing. When I pulled the dipper out, I discovered half of it had melted. What is a good thing to use as a scoop to stir and remove the dross that floats to the top ??
 

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removeing dross

Missed-shot go in your kitchen and get a tablespoon and use it or go to goodwill and get one I took one from the wife about 7 years ago and she still has not missed it yet :-D :-D Forest T
 

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I did the same thing, but I put it in a vice and bent the edges up some to form a better bowl.

check yard sales you normally can find some very cheep
 

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Yup. A big'ol stainless steel soup spoon. A deep one I was lucky to find one in our drawer. Forest and Rickyp has it and you can probably find just what you need if you take the time to look around. They're usually buried under other stuff. :)
 

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Forest T said:
Missed-shot go in your kitchen and get a tablespoon and use it or go to goodwill and get one I took one from the wife about 7 years ago and she still has not missed it yet :-D :-D Forest T
Shhhhhhh, less they hear you :-D I took one out 6 months ago and so far, so good. :D

Rick
 

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I've got several old spoons I've collected over the years. One even says "Denneys" :roll:

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I've been using the Lee stir spoon that has a wooden handle on it. Bought it when I bought the Lee bottom pour melter.

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I'm with Kingfish. The small Lee Dipper works great for skimming and will work fine for pouring small batches of bullets and the handle dosent get hot. I think I paid about 3 bucks each for mine new.
 

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I've been using an old cooking "slotted spoon" with little holes in it. It allows most of the molten lead to fall through, but catches the dross. The spoon is just one of those cheap kitchen utensils. If I had to pay more than 50 cents at a yard sale or second hand store I would wait till the next yard sale ;-)
 

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Like some of the other posts I also use a stainless table spoon.It works quit well and doesn't melt at high temp.Good luck,Jeff Taylor. :grin:
 

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The best thing I've found so far is one of those medium/large spoons w/ the drain holes in it. I bent the handle a little too so that it doesn't accidentally end up in the kitchen.

I started w/ a regular sized spoon, but found that the handle was too short & my hand was getting too near the hot stuff.

Robert in the hills of NC
 

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What to use to remove dross?

You guys are funny. I read this post to my wife (sorry fella's). When I was out melting wheelweights the other day she sent the boy out with a vegetable spoon she no longer needed. Bless her heart! Its long enough to keep my fingers outta the mix, slotted for drossing clips and fluxing.
 

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My dross scooper is one of them stainless vegetable spoons with all the holes in it. the lead goes thru the holes and the dross gets hung up on the spoon. That's my spoon and I'm stick'n with it :)
 
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