After reading about misshaps ect I figured I ought to bring up some general safty about pouring lead. First wear good safty glasses your eyesight is worth a million bucks dont dammage it. Good all leather gloves or welding gloves keep hands from getting burned. Wear a good hat all cloth not the ones with the mesh. Denim jeans and a good long sleeve denim shirt. Wear cotten it wont flair or melt to your skin like rayon or burn like wool. Take your time and set up your pouring and spot. I like my burner and melting pot off to my right for dipping lead a lil wood spool in front of me for resting the mold and pouring. Off to my left a steel 5 gal chill bucket 1/2 full of water. Dip, pour let set turn open mold drop hot sinkers in bucket repeat. Your body blocks the lead pot from the chill bucket. I cannot stress the safty glasses enough they have saved my eyesight many times welding and cutting and one time I messed up pouring lead. I chilled my ladel and dident let it dry being in a hurry POP boom I was coverd in lead my clothing and safty glasses saved me from burns. Safty first guys.