This may fall under the “Hey Stupid” category but here goes. I have access through my biggest client (OK, my only client!!) to get an infinite amount of lead wheel weights. Since it seems that casting ones own bullets is the cheaper and more entertaining way to go I asked him if he could arrange it for me to have first dibs on the throw away lead. Yesterday I had a box delivered to my office that must weigh close to 50 pounds full of dirty lead. Most of the weights have what appears to be a piece of steel that is used to attach the weight to the wheel. Here’s the question….how do you remove the steel before melting the lead? Or, do you just throw the whole weight in the furnace and fish out the steel piece after the lead has melted off? Don’t want to screw up my new furnace so any advice would be welcome.