However, I was told that it wouldn't work, that there was too much
open space for rubber
I only wish that I had the problem of "too much open space" when I
create molds. My usual problem is that I have filigree inside of a
channel with a closed bottom that has been fabricated (a real case
problem) with a ring that an individual wants replicated. Tough but
I, as others, can visualize what you desire. And, I think it was
mentioned the most significant challenge will be the wall thickness.
I just finished an Angel mold from a master that was stamped out of
20ga (appx 1/32) mild steel (tin). It was difficult only from the
perspective that the length (toe to crown) was about 3 inches and
the wax did not want to flow fully to the opposite end. A couple of
bleed channels and it works fine.
A rounded point on the cone since it is fairly wide.
Wall thickness 0.8 appx
Hole in either; vertical point of cone or horizontal near tip of
Dimples was a great idea if horizontal.
Actual hole would work if vertical
Surface interior and exterior finish TBD
Sounds like an interesting challenge.
Guess I'll have to make a stab at it next weekend when I have some
Feel free to contact me off line and I'll send a photo of the
results from next weekend.