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Keeping wax from sticking to wooden mandrel


#1

I am curious what I need to coat a wooden ring mandrel with to keep
molten wax from sticking to it when I’m building up a ring shank
using molten wax?

Donnie


#2

I just wrap a piece of wax paper around the mandrel–wax side up.
Heat the seam with heated tool so that it does not slip around.

Alma


#3

I have been taught to wrap some aluminum foil (the cheap, thin kind)
around the mandrel and then to lightly coat it with dishwashing
detergent.


#4

Silicon stray will work fine for this.

Steve Cowan


#5

I put masking tape on mine. The wax sticks to it just enough.

Janet Kofoed


#6

Try a thin layer of vaseline

Peter


#7

Put shellac or some kind of lacquer thats suitable for wood evenly
over the whole wooden mandrel, no wax will stick. Or purchase one
already lacquered.

Sigi Eurich
sigijewelrydesign.com