I’m teaching myself wax carving, silver casting & soldering, and I
still have a lot to learn. I cast my first original wax carving in
silver last night. It came out with several holes in it. I’m not sure
why this happened–it was carved from a solid block of “perfect
purple” wax, and I didn’t see any air bubbles when I was checking the
But the big question I have is, how can I salvage this piece and get
a halfway decent mold of it so I don’t have to start over from
scratch? My thinking is, if I can get a mold of it, I can fix the
problems better on a wax copy and make another mold of it once it’s
I’m still lousy at soldering–I tend to melt things. The piece
has some delicate sections right near where some of the holes
appeared, so patching the holes with solder is out of the question.
What else can I use to fill in the holes at least long enough to get
a cold mold (RTV) of it?
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