Thursday, December 13, 2012

08 Joint Design Nº 36

I used my paring knife to cut the spares off the newly cast carving wax balls. The next step is to fill-in the holes. I use my wax pen and a piece of scrap carving wax to fill-in the hole. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I use my wax pen to melt the scrap piece of carving wax around the hole until it is filled.

Then I use my paring knife to scrape the excess carving wax down, to follow the contour of the surface of the ball. Finally I smooth the area I was working on with some sandpaper. I will do this to all four of the carving wax balls. The more I practice, the better I get at it. Like any other craft skill, it is practice that hones the skill.

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