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(Fwd) melting your own wax to use in the SDJS waxgun


#1

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Trying to make your own wax doodads for the SDJS waxgun is a bad
idea. Something that most of you out there in
jewelry-internetland is that when you melt wax or sterling for
that matter, to their liquidus points, you tend to vaporize
certain volatile components of the wax or metal that are vital
for working characteristics. Have you ever noticed when you
melted down your wax shavings that the block that you are left
with does not have the same texture and working characteristics
as the original wax?? That’s because you’ve burned off the
volatile parts of your wax and just left the “solider” parts

Marshall Jones
jones@perigee.net


#2

Subject: melting your own wax to use in the SDJS waxgun

Trying to make your own wax doodads for the SDJS waxgun is a bad
idea. Something that most of you out there in
jewelry-internetland is that when you melt wax or sterling for
that matter, to their liquidus points, you tend to vaporize
certain volatile components of the wax or metal that are vital
for working characteristics. Have you ever noticed when you
melted down your wax shavings that the block that you are left
with does not have the same texture and working characteristics
as the original wax?? That’s because you’ve burned off the
volatile parts of your wax and just left the “solider” parts

Marshall Jones
jones@perigee.net

If you are finding this, you may be heating the wax too much. If one is
careful with the heat, the remelted wax should be as good as the initial
stuff, we use the same wax over and over, >IF< the wax was removed with low
temp heat. Sooo on this one I guess there is a difference of opinion!

John

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Maiden Metals
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#3

Well!.. use a small wax injector(thermostat controlled) wax is heated ,of
course ,prior to injection(hand pumping action causes the injection) … I
don’t believe that the problem is presents itself under these conditions …
the wax is
heated over/over many times prior to being injection.

Jim

At 11:54 AM 11/7/96 +0200, you wrote: