This is a short tutorial that shows you how you can make metal parts, at home, in less than 1 hour, in a few easy steps.
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Safety is important!
Casting metal is serious business, and very dangerous. Even when using proper safety gear, and observing all necessary precautions, serious accidents can still occur. Lack of proper safety gear, unsafe surroundings, or unsafe procedure increase both the likelihood and severity of accidents.
Read more about metal casting safety here
Pewter is a malleable metal alloy. It has a very low melting point, that makes possible to cast it with just a propane torch. Today, pewter is used in decorative objects, mainly collectible statuettes and figurines, game figures, aircraft and other models, (replica) coins, pendants, plated jewellery and so on.
In this guide we will use:
Handheld Infrared Thermometer