I’ve just made a rubber mold of the first casting of something I
carved. Since I’m really clumsy at carving wax, I was unable to make
the original as small as I want the finished item. I’d like to use
Reducit to make the thing smaller until it gets to the final size I
want. I have an unused box of Reducit here which came with all the
The instructions for the Reducit are rather vague, referring mostly
to poured molds rather than injected ones. After reading the
directions, I have four questions.
First, what, specifically is a “Jiffy Mixer”? The instructions
pretty much insist that I use one of these to mix up the Reducit
Second, is there a good way to get this stuff into a rubber mold
meant for wax injection, besides trying to pour it (that sounds like
an effort in futility, not to mention messy…).
Third, if I do get it into the mold and end up with “flash” on the
seam lines, how do I get it off? Does the stuff melt with a wax pen,
or cut easily?
Fourth, does it burn out well/cleanly?
The list archives turned up nothing on how to use Reducit, just
places to order it. Suggestions on using this product would be
appreciated; thanks in advance.
Feathered Gems Jewelry
(web site is dead until the ISP fixes
a crashed drive…)