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By "cast," think they are trying to say mold. The beginning technology would be silica sand with a binder. Silica is common beige beach or "play" sand; the binder could be water (damp sand), but will have no strength when it dries. I am thinking something like white wood glue diluted with water. Or, look up "how to make a simple sand ...


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Most household pans work fine for melting lead. Make sure they are thick enough, don't have plastic parts, and don't have Teflon or similar coatings (Teflon and lead share their melting points, apparently). It's best to use a metal handle (I've used those aluminum camping pan grippers in the past, which are very practical, but I only melted relatively small ...


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