Wax Carving

Wax Carving

By John Volney

If a piece of jewellery or jewelry is too difficult to fabricate (i.e. when you use sheet metal also look at, RC Wall Climbing Car and wire and manipulate them into a piece of jewellery or jewelry with techniques such as bending, forging, soldering etc.) often a jeweller will use ?lost-wax casting? as an alternative technique.

Casting allows a lot of freedom with the kind of designs checkout, Museum Display Cases that can be realised and is a great way of being expressive with your creativity. With practice, intricate details or flowing forms can be accomplished by wax carving and then casting the piece into metal. have a look at, RC Big Cars

A casting usually starts life as a piece of carving wax and you sculpt your piece from this block of wax much like a sculptor would carve a statue from a block of stone. also see, Quilt Fabric There are different grades of wax for different wax carving techniques; hard waxes that hold intricate detail very well through to very soft waxes that can be bent and moulded with your fingers to form, for example, the petals of a flower. consider, CB Radio Shops

The tools consider, DIY Bathroom Sink needed to get you started with wax carving are very simple. They include:

* Needle files that have a rasp-like cut
* Saw blades with very jagged teeth that you would use to do the preliminary rough cutting of your block of wax.
* Scalpel with blades
* Some steel pointed tools consider, HPI Nitro RC Cars much like a dentist would use for applying fillings. You use these to scrape away the wax or apply wax back on with heat
* A methylated spirit lamp
* And something to smooth the finished piece with e.g. sandpapers or finer files.

The next stage is to get the piece from wax into metal. , DIY Bathroom Sink Most jewellers would give their wax model to a casting company that specialises in lost-wax casting and mould making. They will give you back a rough casting that would require standard consider, Collectible Hats jewellery finishing techniques like filing, papering and polishing to get from a rough cast surface to a finished piece.

 


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