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Hello fellow laser people!

Since very heavy hosts are completely awesome I thought maybe I could get a solid gold host but because that would be way to expensive, could it be possible to create a host made of lead(as in Pb element)?

(btw lead is sort of toxic so maybe it could be coated with something)

Anyways, would it be possible to make a Lead host? what other cheap heavy materials exist which could have a host made out of it?

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I want one made of depleted Uranium but that stuff probably isn't readily available. Now that would be heavy.
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Hello fellow laser people!

Since very heavy hosts are completely awesome I thought maybe I could get a solid gold host but because that would be way to expensive, could it be possible to create a host made of lead(as in Pb element)?

(btw lead is sort of toxic so maybe it could be coated with something)

Anyways, would it be possible to make a Lead host? what other cheap heavy materials exist which could have a host made out of it?

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Is it even possible for one of the machinists from this forums to making a host out of lead?
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Lead is really soft, you can peel bits off with your fingernail. So it is a really bad host material, besides it's sub par thermal properties.

If you are looking for something dense (heavy) that will not kill you I might recommend the following.

Silver has about the density, but it is pricy. Copper and brass are pretty close in density and are cheaper, besides there are a few machinists around here that are already selling copper and brass hosts!
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Is it even possible for one of the machinists from this forums to making a host out of lead?
I would think so, lead is a very soft metal and also has a low melting point, if they can't machine it then someone can cast it and do some minor machining on it. It would certainly be an unusual host.

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Who would want to machine lead though? Lead particles would be flying everywhere and it's really toxic. There's not enough money you could pay me to do that.
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I guess your right, melting it and casting something out of it is easy but making a bunch of lead dust would be a problem. I think the best solution would be to just go with a larger host made of some ordinary metal like copper or steel etc.

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Since very heavy hosts are completely awesome I thought maybe I could get a solid gold host but because that would be way to expensive, could it be possible to create a host made of lead(as in Pb element)?

(btw lead is sort of toxic so maybe it could be coated with something)

Anyways, would it be possible to make a Lead host? what other cheap heavy materials exist which could have a host made out of it?

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One question, why?
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I'd think if you want a heavy and practice host, get one of the machinists here to make you a custom copper hosts. similar to sinners Cypreus-II XL host, just make it wider and especially think on the "walls" for the battery.
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I said I wanted a very heavy case because the heavy feel feels awesome. And I asked you guys about it beacause I don't know much about machining. so know I know machining lead is not worth it thx to
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You know what is very dense? Batteries. Have someone make you a host that uses two 32650's and that will make it pretty hefty.

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just drill a hole through a 5lb dumbbell and you have a heavy host all day
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Default Re: Very heavy host ideas

My Laserglow Hercules is pretty damn heavy. It uses 3 D-cell batteries and is like 1.5 kg with batteries included. The price is kinda high though. Anyways, how heavy do you want your host to be?
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