Just getting back into fishing after my long work induced hiatus I was appalled at the price of sinkers at the local retail stores! $3.19 for a bag of 3 3/4oz bell sinkers? Hunted around and found my old palmer bell sinker mold and it was in pretty bad shape from long/poor storage. Broke down and got some new molds (Do-IT)brand along with a Lee hot pot. The hot pot sure makes a difference compared to melting lead in a soup can on the electric stove and pouring it with a pair of pliers now I have the bell, river, egg, and 2 different split shots to play with. Not to mention soft lead is only 75 cents a pound. Already got a old friend of mine in cincy involved and have produced over 35 pounds of sinkers.