Testing lead alloy using art pencils

fiver

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I looked for this video yesterday,, you gotta stop hiding stuff.
[I did get to re-watch the 500yd shooting video again, your last 2 misses were actually part of the group and just barely off the corner of the plate, I thought the first one hit the edge but it just rolled in under the corner]

as a side note.
there is another method for using the pencils and you might want to try a comparison [maybe] and then you can do a follow up video if you see anything.
you take the pencils and push them edge on and the harder one [bhn comparison wise] will dig in like a sharp knife blade.
 

Brad

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Subscribe to his channel and you get a message when he posts a new video.
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
Lamar. Or you can just search for “Coats Brothers Firearms”
That will show our entire video list.
 

Brad

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Or have Jax or the grandchild do it, they are likely more computer literate.
 

fiver

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that's how I pulled up the other video's.
there was briefly a spot there with all of their Vid's, then Jax did help me and it took me 10 minutes to get back on the u-tube again.
 

Will

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Waco puts out some good videos. I have his channel set up to send me notifications when he post one.
 

Chandler

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Count me among those that did not know this. I have the Lee hardness tester and am working on a stand for it as I have a hard time holding it steady enough to get an accurate measurement. What I like about the Lee is it has an accompanying chart to show how much pressure the alloy can handle. It allows me to load it accordingly and before I had that information, I was just guessing.

I have an art supply store nearby and plan to acquire those pencils. Much quicker than the Lee or others. Most of my alloy is just a guess as I scrounge for material and that simple pencil test is akin to magnet testing steel alloys. Just dandy.

BTW, how does one subscribe to a channel? On youtube itself or another way.
 
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waco

Springfield, Oregon
BTW, how does one subscribe to a channel? On youtube itself or another way.
When watching one of our videos, there is a red and yellow square in the bottom right hand corner of the screen that says subscribe. Simply click that and you will receive updates as to when we post new videos.
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Brad

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On the right side under the video it says “subscribed”. If I wasn’t subscribed there it an option there to click and subscribe. Once you do that AND create an account you get a message when logged into YouTube that you have a new video to watch.
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
I thought when trying to mark the ingots. You were supposed to push the pencil forward instead of sideways?
Kevin. I'm not sure that it matters? I have not heard this. I suppose it could make a difference but I don't see how. When I have some time I'll try it both ways and see if it makes a difference.
Walter
 

462

California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
"go ahead and throw that LEE pressure chart in the garbage and forget about the 1422 number."

Yep.
 

35 Whelen

Active Member
Count me among those that did not know this. I have the Lee hardness tester and am working on a stand for it as I have a hard time holding it steady enough to get an accurate measurement. What I like about the Lee is it has an accompanying chart to show how much pressure the alloy can handle. It allows me to load it accordingly and before I had that information, I was just guessing.

I have an art supply store nearby and plan to acquire those pencils. Much quicker than the Lee or others. Most of my alloy is just a guess as I scrounge for material and that simple pencil test is akin to magnet testing steel alloys. Just dandy.

BTW, how does one subscribe to a channel? On youtube itself or another way.

Try this one out Chandler.....simple and effective as heck.
 

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35 Whelen

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Good afternoon Gentlemen....I am wondering if anyone has compared the pencils against the Lee tester. I have both and I'd be curious to know what others have found. Do the charts for the pencils and the one that comes with the Lee come anywhere close?
Waco...can I ask you where you got your Bhn chart for the Staedler pencils? Can you post a copy here for us too save? Thank you.