I seem to be lost on where to put new post on this new site, love the site wonderful job--just not used to it yet. I work in the radiology department and I got a large lead filter aprox. 5 lbs. I think however it probably has other metals in it to make it less soft. My question is, can this be used to make weights--I figure when melted the other metals will float to the top, not certain however cause i've never done this. Also I was wondering since it is somewhat soft and about 1 1/2" thick would it be adviseable just to cut it and rig up the weights. Just hate to see good lead go to waste.