I have been reading about wax holding when using a lathe.
For those of you who can not afford a lathe but have a Foredom and
want to turn wax you might check out my "Poor mans wax turning
technique" paper in Orchids "Tip's From The Jeweler's Bench Article
I have been turning carving wax into pottery from 1 " in diameter to
3.5 " diameter as tall as 4 " with nothing but a Foredom, hand piece
and a Pana Vice and Miscellaneous scraping tools. No bench rest for
the scraping tools.
The process probably does not produce waxes as precise as those on a
machinist lathe would but the results can be very satisfactory.
I have written several other articles on working with wax. I listed
them below with their addresses.
For those of you vacuum casting with sterling silver you might want
to check my paper on Vacuum Casting without fire scale.The process is
very simple and will produce sterling castings without fire scale.
It beats the extra cost of buying fire scale free silver.
I will be glad to answer any questions you might have on any of my
Paper on Poor mans wax turning process
Conversion of dental tools into wax engraving tools
Paper showing different textures in carving wax
Paper on wax build up process
Paper on wax construction process
Paper on creating a Mountain Sheep Kachina sculpture
Paper on carving and engraving wax
Fire scale free vacuum casting
Paper on my casting techniques from start to finish.This address
will also list all the papers above which are on my blog.
My work on orchid
My web site