Disclosing wax and Wax finishing.
For finishing both injection wax and carved wax, try burnishing the
waxes with shaped and highly polished metal wax burnishers. These wax
burnishers can be made from old cast off or new low cost imported
dental tools . Cheep Low Tech .
Another source of wax burnishing tools can be made from 1/8 " brass
brazing rods from any welding supply source. In fact many wax working
tools can be fabricated from the harder steel 1/8 " welding rods
which are available at the same source.
These 1/8 in rods are commonly covered with a flux coating which can
be easily removed. Then shape these rods by hammering and or filing
them to the rough shape desired. Then polish them to a full high
shine with Tripoli and Rouge .
The highly polished points can be used to burnish a fine surface on
waxes . For a lubricant, I use spittle, but other wax polishing
media can be used. When the injection waxes begin to soften, set them
aside to cool or drop them into a bowl of cold water.
I use alligator clips which have the tips of the jaws cut off and
shaped to fit around the main wax injection sprue ( commonly 1/8 " )
The alligator clips other end are fitted inside round magnets ( 1 X
1 " pot magnets ) This allows many waxes to be held for wax build up
and wax welding as well as shaping and polishing.
These magnetic , injected wax holders can be stuck on a steel
surface such as a bench block or ring mandrel and act as a very
flexible holder which can be changed in a moment. They can also be
hand held with a finger gently supporting the wax
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