1/ which soft wax you currently use? I m using this red sticky
There are literally hundreds of waxes. Might give Kindt Collins (wax
mfgr/formulator) or one of the bigger jewelry supply houses and ask
for some help and/or ideas. You might find a lot of "help" simply by
working under heating lamps or bigger amperage lamps to keep things
warm, ,, thus softer. Also keeping the piece in warm-hot water to
soften, even working the wax in the water to keep it soft. Have you
ever felt with some of the more "rubbery" waxes, often some of the
injection waxes (I use very hard injection wax as I get better
detail, at least with "my injection system/methods". Work in the sun
and you sit in the shade with hands in the sun. Do you like
2/ Hardening soft wax. my teacher once told me he had a recipe in
a book to turn soft wax into hard wax like the carving wax. He
never found the info again.
Only way I can think of is getting it cold. Only watt to harder or
soften a wax is to melt it and add the required hardener or
3/ finishing a piece in soft wax. I remeber that I had to spray a
varnish on it before casting but dont remeber which one.
Most any I would think would work.
4/ I saw that in the book practical wax by Hiroshi Tsuyuki and
Yoko Oba there was a chapter about soft wax modelling does anyone
have the book and possible to post the infos?
$74.99 used to 117.96 new
I know some of the ideas are a bit out there, but really most all do
work. Good luck.