While visiting over on the lower west side of the state last fall, I stopped in at one of the few bait shops I was able to find over there. Got talking to the owner and mentioned that I made my own sinkers and started griping about how the price for lead ingots that I buy on Ebay keeps rising every year. He said he also made his own sinkers for his store. Then he started bragging to me how he saves a whole lot of money on lead by picking up old discarded sailboat keels and then chopping them up into small pieces with a regular chain saw. I asked if that wasn't rather hard on his chain saw, and he said it wasn't as hard on it as cutting certain types of hardwood. Anybody else ever heard of anybody doing that? I have to admit that I've never even seen a sailboat keel so I have no idea how large they are and how much they might weigh. Aside from all that, the way I see this sailboat keel thing is no matter how much you might be saving on lead, what is your time and physical effort worth as opposed to just buying ready-made ingots? I don't know, maybe it's a good idea. Just never heard of this sort of thing being done before. Different strokes for different folks I guess.