I rounded off the corners with a hole cutter to avoid stress points.
I got a cheap, flat, propane camping stove. The cute tall ones are way too unstable for supporting 12 lbs of lead.
A big thanks to Nick who did video, offered encouragement, and stood by the fire extinguisher.
I had a moment of panic at the start when I though the bubbling sound coming off the lead was lead dripping out the bottom onto the ground.
The wood out gasses a lot and this gives you quite a bit of lead splatter. Short sleeves at your own risk.
I should have been more careful levelling the board before the pour. It was only slightly of, but there's a bulge at one end of the sink weight.
There are two big holes in what was the bottom of the lead pout, probably caused by out gassing of the plywood base.
All in all it worked out well. I've some cleanup work to do with a sharp plane, but nothing major.