...in the garage at -13 degrees, as it was this morning. I'm glad I don't do this every day. Or have to. I did the Swim Jig and the Diner Shiner, both with wires. The Diner I wanted to do up a bunch in the 1/16 and 1/8 for my own box. While I had a size 2 hook out I tried a few in the 1/16 cavity which calls for the #4 hook and even with the wire all is good.
The Swim head I did in the smaller three cavities. The wires pose no problems that I could see. I know some people cut the wires at the bend, but I left them as they come. For those who hand pour these with a ladle, I found that I'd get an occasional partial fill on just about every size. To get around this, I tipped the mold up on the hinge end at about 35 degrees and then poured. Bingo....full fills every time.
I cast up a couple hundred between the two molds before the ice began to develop on under my finger nails. I figured that was enough to get me to the compressor this afternoon for some spraying...if my darned fingers can begin to flex again.