I am in the process of trying to make a 12"x12" leaded box composed of two1/8" lead sheets, each 12"x48". The problem I'm having is trying to work with the sheets. I already had the dimensions of the box and was trying to bend each part of the sheet in place, but this has proven extremely difficult. Lead is a lot more inflexible at this thickness than I thought it would be. Any advice? One option I've been trying to think of is a form that I could wrap and bang the lead around, but the form would have to be pretty dense I would think. Looking for the simplest solution here as I'm already stuck with the sheets and cannot return them (I would naturally have chosen 1/32" thickness and built up layers if I knew the difficulty I was going to have).
Thanks in advance, J. Dobbins