The sheets lend themselves to petals, and the wax wire to stems or
other linear elements. The workflow of building a model all at
once really appeals to me. People seem to say that this would cause
problems during the casting process due to waxes having different
I disagree. The waxes do have different melting points but, , so
what? There may be a need to “look” at things and make sure low
melting wax in not “captures” between high melting wax within the
investment, so that the molten material cannot flow out/escape (the
hotter wax gets the more it expand so one needs to at least allow
for a pressure release, if needed).
On the other hand I have seen examples through online wanderings,
of people who do use waxes in this way. One thought I had was to
coat the entire piece, once finished with a thin layer of wax of
one kind, though I wouldn't know which to use and whether this
would solve the problem.
Any detail will be jeopardized with this.
I have been told that wax combination models can be directly
molded rather than cast, but this would be inefficient for me given
the amount of work I do on a metal casting before I have a mold
Why are you having to do so much metal work? The best place to do
work is in the wax, shock should be near perfect when cast and the
casting should be near perfect too. RTV mold rubbers are GREAT for
making molds of waxes, often leaving the wax in perfect or near
f=perfect shape after molding, depending on what the master looks
If I go directly from wax to mold it will have to be molded again
after finishing. See the above comment. The only other solution I
could think of would be to cast components separately then
assemble, or give to a contractor to assemble.
You are starting to loose control of YOUR work with this direction.
Any thoughts, advice, articles, or feedback would be appreciated.
Otherwise it will be trial and error which is costly and time
Hope this is a bit of help. If further questions, let fly. I am
happy to do what I can to lend assistance or give alternative ideas.