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Injection wax for colder climates


#1

Hi Orchidites,

I live in southeast Alaska, and I’m having this recurring problem of
sprueing up a tree in my heated house, then taking it down to the
unheated (in the summer) shed where I do my casting, where the
slightest bump shatters my work into little pieces of worthless pink
wax. Does anyone know of an injection wax that does not get brittle
at lower temps? It’s not like I live in the arctic or somewhere super
freezing, in fact it’s really not THAT cold, mid 50’s or so on the
average I guess. It’s enough to make a difference for pink wax
though. Maybe there’s a wax additive or something? If anybody has a
clue I’d be very appreciative…

Thanks, Douglas


#2

Hi Douglas,

Try plasto-wax(I think that’s what it’s called) It’s blue and very
durable. It’s not much for carving, but will hold up better than the
pink in situations like you have.

Good luck, Scott


#3

I’ve been using the Kerr AccuCarve purple injection wax since last
fall. I really like it. I’ve dropped entire trees on the concrete
floor, and the worst that happened was a few charms snapped of at
the place where the gate attached to the charm. They usually bounce!
My basement workshop gets rather chilly in the winter, but I’ve
never had the wax shatter for any reason.

Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Pet Jewelry
http://www.fgemz.com


#4

I have had that problem here in Denver, I use Kerr ruby red
injection wax, there are other red waxes that seem similar. I think
Zero D products has a wax you can use if you tell them your problem.
A little less expensive also.

Richard Hart


#5

I like to use the Ferris wax

Andy “The Tool Guy” Kroungold
Tool Sales / Technical
Stuller Inc