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Carving wax


#1

I’m wondering if anyone has come up with a formular to manufacture
jewelers carving wax. I use it in bulk amounts and Kerr waxes are
very expensive. I believe it’s base is only beeswax but there must
be lots of other ingredients to create the very user friendly green
wax…any ideas?

Peter


#2
    I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a formular to
manufacture jewelers carving wax. I use it in bulk amounts and Kerr
waxes are very expensive.  I believe it's base is only beeswax but
there must be lots of other ingredients to create the very user
friendly green wax..any ideas? 

Order bulk amounts from Kindt Collis Wax in Colorado. big blocks if
needed and better prices. I don’t feel you would EVER come out
ahead trying to make your own… too many “additives” and too
much time has been put into the product already available by the
manufacturer.

JD


#3

Hi Peter, When I was pregnant I contacted a tool supplier that sells
the carving wax that most of us use in the trade. I am a wax
modelmaker. They supplied me with safety about the
product. I can’t remember exactly what it is made of but there is
definitely no wax in it at all. I think it is made of polystyrene
but I am not sure. See what inhaling all those “wax” particles did
to my memory??? Try contacting a sculpture supply house for large
quantities of wax. Maybe they can give you a better price.

Kathy


#4

I think carving waxes are injected and not poured into a mold. The
injection process causes the wax to be more dense that a wax that is
poured would be. Ferris carving wax has a small band of raised wax
on the side of the block. My guess is that the wax is pressed
through a die while it is at a temperature lower that the liquid
melt temperature. The die for some reason has a notch on one side
which causes the raised band on the wax.

I feel that carving wax when melted is not as crisp as the original
wax. I don’t believe you will be able to reproduce the texture and
consistency you get in carving waxes produced by the suppliers.

I recommend you look for suppliers that can supply you the amount of
wax you need at a reduced cost. Kindt-collins should be able to do
that. Good luck Lee