My name is Richard and I’m very new to wax. Today was actually my
first day trying to work with wax. I have a considerable amount of
experience making two part molds from wood, plastic, metal, etc
masters but I’ve never started with wax.
The project that I would like to complete involves taking a flat
carving and wrapping it around a sphere, cylinder, cube… to make a
3 dimensional object. The wax that I have, Parowax, is a little too
hard and way too brittle to attempt wrapping it around anything.
I’ve tried melting it and adding mineral oil but that just makes it
grainier and more difficult to work with. Can anyone suggest a type
of wax that will remain plastic with a minimal amount of heat but
still be hard enough to be carved?
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.