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Are Du-Matt wax modeling tools useful?

Hi, does anyone use Du-Matt tools to work whit wax? Is it worth buying
them? I would really appreciate if you let me know some of your
experiences with them, wether good or bad, before buying. Thanks.

Fernando Escudero, Spain.

The Du-Matt tools are ingenious, functional and friendly. They were
created by Adolfo Mattiello, an expert model maker for the jewelry
industry, an artist and an inventor. Adolfo created the Du-Matt
products so he could work with greater accuracy, creativity and
speed. The company offers books, waxes, a wax gun, a mini-lathe and a
trimmer/milling machine which both snap onto a flex shaft. In my
opinion the last two items are outstanding. You can check it out:


Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street - Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94102
tel: 415-391-4179 fax: 415-391-7570


Aloha Fernando,

MATT tools and waxes, in my humble opinion, are of the best tools and
materials. Not to mention, Adolfo Mattiello (the creator), is one of
the finest modelmakers out there. He formulated the wax, due to the
unreliable properties of what was available. The tools were designed
from a direct knowledge of hand working in this media (machinable
wax) and its properties. If you work wax by hand, this is the one of
the best solutions. He also has some books available, that may be of
interest, as well. Check out, they should have some. You
may also want to check out our website for other modelmaking
solutions. Have fun and I hope that helped answer your question.

Best Regards,

Christian Grunewald
Precision Modelmaking Technologies
(808) 622-9005

Love em, they’re fabulous, by 'em. The lathe and wax extruder are
great. Haven’t tried his other stuff.


Hello Fernando, Du-Matt tools are basic, functional tools that can be
had for a moderate price. They streamline your work, are very easy to
use and don’t take up much space. The waxes are excellent – very
consistant and contaminant free.

Adolfo Mattiello has just finished a new book on wax carving that
will be coming out shortly. I had the privilege of working with him
on it and am anxiously awaiting my advance copy. If you have not done
much wax carving, be on the lookout for this book. It’s very
systematic in it’s approach and teaches a sound skill set that can be
expanded upon to tackle a wide range of wax modelmaking projects.

Donna Shimazu