Wednesday, December 12, 2012

08 Joint Design Nº 35

I soak the plaster molds in warm water until they are completely saturated with water. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Meanwhile, I melt some carving wax in the wax pot.

I dab the excess water from the molds with toilet tissue.

I band the mold together with rubber bands and place it on the molding table for pouring.

I pour the carving wax from the wax pot into a ladle, then pour the carving wax in a steady, even stream into the spare until it fills completely.

When the carving wax thickens, I empty the excess carving wax back into the wax pot.

I open the mold in the sink of water.

I remove the carving wax casting, and dab out the excess water with toilet tissue.

I pour more carving wax balls, repeating the above steps. If the carving wax gets too thick in the mold, and I cannot pour the excess wax out of the mold, I use a paint brush handle to make an opening so I can pour the excess carving wax out.

Four 40mm cast carving wax balls.

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