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#1

Rick Hamilton-
You said, several days ago, that you make wax and , I think,
white metal models? How does this process work- make a wax, cast
in white metal, refine all boo-boos out of the white metal, then
send to have mold made? This is a subject I have’nt seen in
books, tho i’ve heard a little bit about it from you “pros”.

thanx,

Anne Stickney
Astick7910


#2

You said, several days ago, that you make wax and , I think,
white metal models? How does this process work- make a wax, cast
in white metal, refine all boo-boos out of the white metal, then
send to have mold made? This is a subject I have’nt seen in
books, tho i’ve heard a little bit about it from you “pros”.

Not quite, Anne- White metal is a 1% antimony 99% tin alloy that
was commonly used by jewelry modelmakers (I worked with a couple
talented ones in the early 70’s) for making master models-
primarily for costume jewelry. Murray Bovin’s book on Casting
explains the process very well. It is separate from carving wax,
though the processes bear similarities. Different means of
getting results.

Rick Hamilton
Richard D. Hamilton, Jr
http://www.rick-hamilton.com
@rick_hamilton