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    Posted 10 months ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3979 items)

    I found this object yesterday. It's cast of something extremely heavy. it feels like lead when i lift it. It's a cool sign for the nursery though. we love everything oaklandish! i love the modern / art deco typeface.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 months ago
      It looks like someone poured lead into a metal pan, cooled it, dumped it out and carved the name. Lead is very soft but also very heavy. About 59 pounds a cubic foot but it melts at just over 600 degrees F. It carves really easily. I keep 20 or 30 pounds of it around to melt and use as needed although I prefer medical lead because it is more pure with less slag. Nuclear medicine comes stored in lead capsules and usually has only a 30 day half life so is easy to get.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 10 months ago
      thanks fhrjr2. this isn't lead. it's much harder than lead, but extremely heavy. it looks like concrete but heavier and there's some kind of fiber in there too. ??
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Hey fhrjr2, 1 cubic foot of Lead weighs 708 pounds, you're just a little light! :^D

      Nice find Pete, one of these days I'll get over there to visit you, and see that Oakland Sign in person! Thanks for showing! :^)
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 10 months ago
      Here's a link to the weight for a cubic foot of different things, Fat is about 58lbs

      http://www.coyotesteel.com/assets/img/PDFs/weightspercubicfoot.pdf

      Just for fun and information! :^)

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