Hello all, but especially the Old Timers like me for this topic.
I have a favorite wax I have been using off and on since around
1976, but I am about out of it. I have not been able to find more for
sale, as I don’t know who made it, where I got it or what it was
called, and have been unable to find a replacement. I will post
links to 2 pictures so you can see it. It is the 2 short pieces of
golden amber colored wax in each photo:
It is pictured with 10 Ga Kerr sprue wax and sticky wax to show the
difference in color, and similarities in appearance. It came in
sticks the same length as the other 2 waxes pictured. The 2 little
pieces is all I have left.
I use this wax in building up detail on a wax pattern, by melting it
onto a spatula shaped wax tool which I have heated over the flame of
an alcohol lamp, and then depositing it in desired shapes on my
pattern as the tool cools. The qualities of this particular wax that
I like are that it is fairly thick when liquid so it does not run all
over my pattern, and I can control where I deposit it fairly easily.
Since it is thick I can build up my shapes faster than I can with a
thinner wax liquid. And it solidifies fairly hard, so the detail is
not easily smudged by simply touching itlater.
The other 2 waxes in the pictures have similar thickness (but not as
thick) when worked liquid, but are quite soft and easily deformed
by pressure if they get touched later on. I have also tried a
carvable blue injection wax, and several other hard waxes, but none
of them work quite the same. I would really like to get some more of
this stuff. Obviously I am not going through it very quickly. One
box has lasted me 35 years!
Does anyone recognize it, and possibly have some I could beg,
borrow, or steal?
Paul J. Badali
Badali Jewelery Specialties, inc.
Layton, Utah, USA