If the pieces shown on your website are hand carved out of wax, as
you say they are, then you are a true master of wax carving!
Very kind of yall, thank you. Yes, they are all handcarved with the
exception of one I had milled. To date it’s the only piece I had
milled and wasnt really happy with the detail. I do use Rhino but
only to nail the design down, it’s so much better than sketches from
start to finish in the design process. My goal with a milling machine
is to produce the basic shape, the blank, then finish carving by
hand. A moderately difficult wax can take me 8 to 10 hours with 2 to
3 hours of that just creating the blank. Every stage has to be right
and what seems like the easiest part, the blank, is actually not that
easy and almost the most critical. If a plane is off by a few degrees
or a stone placement isnt exact its almost counterproductive to try
and compensate in the metal.