Sunday, February 17, 2013

08 Joint Design Nº 102

I am going to work on the lower edge of the upper torso (the socket), so I wrap the ball of the lower torso in a plastic bag, and fasten it with rubber bands. This is to prevent carving wax from sticking to carving wax. Click on any image to enlarge it.

I turn my wax pot on to the setting that softens the wax without melting it. There is a layer of about 1cm of carving wax in the bottom of the wax pot.

When the layer of carving wax in the wax pot softened, I peeled the whole layer out of the wax pot and laid it over the plastic bag covered lower torso. Then I pressed the upper torso firmly over the softened wax.

I tore the excess carving wax off the softened layer.

I removed the upper torso from the lower torso and set it aside to cool and harden.

I made some carving wax filler sticks from the trimmed carving wax. I will use these with my wax pen for adding carving wax to the figure, filling holes, and so forth.

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