For my upcycle project I will be recycling brass shell casing and melting them down to cast a new object. I have collected about 5 pounds of brass right now and plan to melt it down in a mini foundry I made last summer. In order to cast a new object I am going to use the lost foam method. This method allows the molten brass to take the shape of any foam object so I plan to go to hobby lobby and find an interesting foam object and turn it to brass. The foam object will then be placed in a bucket of fine sand with two foam risers sticking through the surface of the sand. Then the foundry will be heated to around 1700 °F and all the shells will be liquefied and ready to pour.