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Jewelery?model making short cuts


#1

If anyone needs help with there wax carving projects please let me know.
Perhaps I can be of service. I am not an expert in all aspects of
goldsmithing but I can carve a mean wax.I believe that this is the main
aspect of the forum(HELPING EACH OTHER). I have learned to carve master
waxes that have no shrinkage porosity and can be reproduced with lower
labor efforts.I just want to help any way that I can . I have been a
goldsmith for 29 years now, the last 10 yrs. devoted to wax carving for
mass production. I’ve made all the mistakes that you can make(I
think).With any luck I can help you avoid some misery, and you can make
a few bucksat the same time. I make master models for Stuller settings,
Idaho Opal ,Jewelmont, Kirschners Simon Golub,Etc,Etc. This is one of
the ways I make a living. Blessings to all of you, M.G.


#2

MG,

I done some reading as to wax making but honestly there wasn’t much
offered… have tried my had at it as a simple sculpting project… takes me
toooooo long to produce something of quality… Soooo I have my waxes made
… $30.00 a shot???(high or Low?). It seems to me that the modeler is
using prefabricated parts to build waxes for relatively ornated rings???

Also, read articles on wax filigree . . didn/t understand… your advise
… and GOOD book recomendation($).

Thanks,

Jim

At 09:17 PM 10/29/96 -0600, you wrote:


#3

Jim Chambers wrote:

MG,

I done some reading as to wax making but honestly there wasn’t much
offered… have tried my had at it as a simple sculpting project… takes me
toooooo long to produce something of quality… Soooo I have my waxes made
… $30.00 a shot???(high or Low?). It seems to me that the modeler is
using prefabricated parts to build waxes for relatively ornated rings???

Also, read articles on wax filigree . . didn/t understand… your advise
… and GOOD book recomendation($).

Thanks,

Jim

At 09:17 PM 10/29/96 -0600, you wrote:

If anyone needs help with there wax carving projects please let me Know.
Also , a good wax should take about 2 to 6 hrs. Mike G.


#4

Jim Chambers wrote:

MG,

I done some reading as to wax making but honestly there wasn’t much
offered… have tried my had at it as a simple sculpting project… takes me
toooooo long to produce something of quality… Soooo I have my waxes made
… $30.00 a shot???(high or Low?). It seems to me that the modeler is
using prefabricated parts to build waxes for relatively ornated rings???

Also, read articles on wax filigree . . didn/t understand… your advise
… and GOOD book recomendation($).

Thanks,

Jim

At 09:17 PM 10/29/96 -0600, you wrote:

If anyone needs help with there wax carving projects please let me know.
Perhaps I can be of service. I am not an expert in all aspects of
goldsmithing but I can carve a mean wax.I believe that this is the main
aspect of the forum(HELPING EACH OTHER). I have learned to carve master
waxes that have no shrinkage porosity and can be reproduced with lower
labor efforts.I just want to help any way that I can . I have been a
goldsmith for 29 years now, the last 10 yrs. devoted to wax carving for
mass production. I’ve made all the mistakes that you can make(I
think).With any luck I can help you avoid some misery, and you can make
a few bucksat the same time. I make master models for Stuller settings,
Idaho Opal ,Jewelmont, Kirschners Simon Golub,Etc,Etc. This is one of
the ways I make a living. Blessings to all of you, M.G.

30$ per wax is cheap. are you unhappy with the pieces you have done
outside, do they work for you? I’ve found one book that works(sortof)its
called “Modeling in Wax for Jewelery and Sculpture”, by Kellenberg.
Good luck…Mike G.


#5

No, they don’t work for me. Actually, I believe ‘he’ is are tired jeweler.
I go though a local, small jewelry supply house so if fact, the modeling
dude is making the total $30.00 per piece.

What about obtaining Pre cast, wax finding pieces??? I believe ‘He’???
using them. of course. he could have made them himself??
Jim

At 01:18 PM 10/30/96 -0600, you wrote: