An dea, When I want thin sheets of hard wax for engraving I cut thin
slabs Ferris file a wax on my band saw. Note Rio Grande sells a
round wax cutting saw blade that cuts hard wax very well. Does not
To smooth the surface of the wax: Place a fordom hand piece in a
fordom drill press or a dremel in a dremel press. Place a large burr
with teeth on the end into the handpiece. Set the table to burr gap
slightly smaller than the wax slab. Do not try to remove too much
wax at one pass. Use the burr like an end mill. Pass the wax under
the burr. Make one pass with the mill on both sides of the wax. On
following passed reduce the burr to table gap until the wax is the
thickness you desire. The wax can then be filed with a fine file and
sanded with wet, well worn, 600 grit sandpaper. rub the sand paper
on itself until it is well worn.
Note the color of carving waxes canges color as the thickness
decreases. Mill a piece of wax in steps of various thichness. The
the thickness of the wax project can be determined by shining a light
through the standard and the project and comparing the color.
You can use the end mill to square up any piece of wax.