Thanks for all the tips, people. I’ve just mad the most wonderful
scuplture wax from equal parts of bees wax, pine rosin, paraffin:
I found a small babyfood tin and melted beeswax into it, poured it
out into a tuna tin = 110 deg C. Melted pariffin in block form into
the same babyfood tin = 115 deg C. Melted the pine rosin carefully
(nice smell) in a saucepan and poured it into the babyfood tin to get
the same measurement = about 115 deg C and rising. Poured the rosin
back into the saucepan and added the molten paraffin, and the molten
wax. Mixed and poured onto a baking tray lined with aluminium foil.
It’s beautiful to work, pulls like toffee, and sets with ice cold
water to quite a hard wax.
I’m going to use it in a class for creative investment casting, using
really tiny flasks, a short burnout, and both steam and sling machine
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