They were statues, apparently of iron, black and shining as if continually polished. They were life-sized, depicting tall, lithely powerful men, with cruel hawk-like faces... Conan rang his hilt against one of the images. 'Iron,' he pronounced. 'But Crom! In what molds were they cast?'> - Shadows in the Moonlight
The casting table is stocked with a variety of specialty tools and materials including a furnace, mold boxes, and the vessel required to hold heated liquids called a 'crucible'. Experts in the art of casting create and fill molds to mass-produce copies of myriad simple objects such as coins and flasks.