Total agreement with Lee Cornelius! It usually is not cheaper to do
things yourself, case in point...Many years ago, my Dad wanted to
change a tire, he tried, till the car slid off the mini-ramp and
fell on his arm, nearly broke it!
WE all have our "own tools" but I prefer to leave even mold making,
tire changing to those who will do it so much safely and faster. Its
well worth the $$$ effort and time.
For mold making, one deep slip of the ultra-sharp blade that will
slice through muscles and tendons and alter your life in nano-seconds!
If you wish to entertain doing mold-cutting yourself be aware of the
pitfalls of the "inexperienced". To do it once, doesn't make you a
I know of one fellow was a real "artist" in cutting rubber-molds,
the nuances of air-line positioning was truly an art! He did this all
of his life, but he still squirmed at the contact with that blade. He
told me, if the air-lines are just not right, he'd do the whole mold
To use the blade correctly, in regards to the EASY future removal of
the wax. This requires years of experience and understanding the
process of extruding the still warm wax.