John Henkle is absolutely correct in his technique in drying out the
flask for a few hours BELOW the boiling point of water. Too many books
say to put the flask in an oven of 250 degrees or more.
This would be true for most casting waxes, but for the Filo wax, it will
break the investment if heated this way as this wax is “VERY” expansive
when heated. If I remember correctly, this thread was started with a
statement of “a combination of green and other waxes being used” on the
item in question. It was never clear WHAT green wax was used, but if it
is the Filo wax, it is difficult to cast (many houses will not touch it)
but it’s hardness allows for very sharp, clean lines to be incorporated
into pieces. It is a carvers delight especially if one likes sharp,
straight abd clean lines!! Can be worked to a knife edge and it holds it.
Great thread, I have a few new ideas to try in the future…
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