Great step-by-step directions on how to make a desktop foundry. Using scrap wood and Sugru, you will be able to cast small figurines and minatures.
What makes it all possible is a special eutectic alloy, Field’s metal, which melts at an amazingly low 144°F (about the temperature of hot coffee). Unlike other low melting temperature metals, this alloy of bismuth, indium, and tin contains no lead or cadmium and is safe and nontoxic.
Finding Field’s metal seems a little harder (and expensive) though. My favourite part is crucible can be made either from a small bottle (above) or a thimble. How cute is that!