Sunday, December 23, 2012
08 Joint Design Nº 46
Once set up, the mold is ready to be split open. I use my paring knife to split the mold along the seam line. Click on any image to enlarge it.
I use a little brass hammer to tap the knife blade into the seam line.
I rotate the mold and do the same thing on each side until the mold starts to split.
The mold split cleanly on the seam line, revealing the pattern inside.
Here, the pattern has been removed from the mold.
I am reclaiming the oil-clay which covered the carving wax ball inside.
Next, I used my paring knife to carve the spare.
Here is the finished mold, ready to make 76mm carving wax balls.
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