Hi! I use the lost wax method to make my pieces, and I had a
question about the different kinds of wax…
To do rings, I start with sheet wax around a mandrel. The
problem I have is that the sheet wax gets nicked and dented very
easily, and then the inside of my ring looks beat up. wax files
can’t get it completely smooth as they do red wax because the
texture of the sheet is more sticky, and it never really hardens.
Does anyone else have a technique or suggestion on how to get
the inside of the ring smooth in wax? Someone once suggested
using lighter fluid because it’s a wax solvent, but when I went
to buy it, i didn’t know if it was lighter for lighters or for
charcoal grills!! I didn’t want to use the wrong thing.
amery in venice.
Assistant to the Director
Annenberg School for Communication
School of Communication
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