Introduction: Casting Lead Into a Match Box and a Paper Tube

That's a very short note about how I melted lead this weekend.

Step 1: Using Paper for Casting

I had some cable and battery lead, so I've decided to make several ingots. Lead instead of such metals as aluminum or for instance, brass has very low melting point 327.5 С° (621 F°). Therefore, even a paper can be a mold. I used 3 match boxes and a paper tube. Lead cool very quickly and paper doesn't burn out. Of course, such moulds can be used only once.

Step 2: Paper Tube Mold

It was the same process with a tube. The only difference is that tube didn't have a bottom, so I had to put it in the sand. Therefore, if you need to melt some lead even a paper will fit you.