The guy I gave it to brought me a box of scrap lead, mostly old large fishing weights. Then I had an old dive belt, some odd lots of bullets I would never load, and a large coffee can of sprue plate lead and scraps. So I did this.
Get the kettle hot and melt the lead. Add some linotype to harden it a bit. Flux and skim. Then ladle the lead into the ingot molds. So I have the old camp stove hot, everything set up outside, and I'm dressed in heavy canvas pants, leather boots, long sleeves, a welder's apron, gloves, a cotton hat and a faceshield.
Well, that all goes pretty smoothly. I'm already dressed, might as well heat up the electric pot while I'm at it. I can make some Elmer Keith 245 grain .452s.
I like those 245s, good stuff in .45Colt cases, but it's not something I shoot a lot of. What
I water drop them and I have to let them dry, which is why they are all on an old towel. I will get to spend some time in the coming days pulling the handle on the Lubrisizer.