small pressure pot

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wbstroud

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I am not sure if this question has been asked before but since I am new here here goes. Can a small paint pot ( I have 1and 2 quart pots already.) Be used to cast pen blanks? Wish I had not given away the 1 and 3 gallon pressure pots I already had! Thanks in advance, William
 
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Shape, size and the pressure ratings would be the considerations. along with the style of molds you will use. Which will be dictated by the size of the mouth/opening of the pot.
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wbstroud

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The small pressure pots are rated for up to 60lbs. How much pressure is really needed? I am new to casting and I am trying to get alot of info before I get started. Thanks, William
 

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I use 30-40lbs for pictures and stamps. 50-60lbs on snake skins. I would guess 30-50lbs should be good on most items. Like it was said earlier if it will fit I would put it in and give it a shot. I wouldn't push the max rating because you would start to make a bomb instead of a pen. Good luck blank making is just as much fun as making the pens.
 
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