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Favorite wax tools

Hello fello waxers:

 lets start with what your favorite tool is for cutting wax.

I use gravers, X-Acto knifes and I make tools from sheet stock for
any special affects. I use the MAT wax lathe to turn the inner and
outer diameters of my waxes. I use course metal type files for
cutting also.
I prefer to work with the hard green wax because it is not
malleable like the blue and purple wax and it holds an edge better.
I can turn a comfort-fit type band in no time. I use a large
cylinder bur to cut away large amounts of wax or to round out the
inner diameter of the ring, the wax lathe usually leaves a slightly
smaller diameter the further in you cut.

Michael Mathews Victoria,Texas USA

I use my flex shaft with a cylinder bur or ball bur quite a bit. I
have a collection of wax working tools- dental carvers, the Matt
ring stick and lathe (I prefer my unimat 3 for lathe work). My
often used tool is a large mill bastard file that I use to square
up and shape waxes- I use the blue carvex, mostly.

Richard D. Hamilton
Martha’s Vineyard
Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography