I am wondering if any of you knowledgeable folks out there can help me solve this conundrum
I am trying to cast multiples of a very simple one-sided piece in Sterling silver. (Think a stamping blank: organic shape, flat-ish back, slightly rounded front.)
I can easily make an original by melting some wax into a puddle and flattening it a little, but my issue is how do I create a mold that I can pour molten silver directly into and REUSE?
Apparently Silicones don’t handle the heat (especially for repeated applications).
I could create an investment boxed mold situation with multiple wax ‘originals’, but I would like to not have to re-make this mold next time I need more.
I am not all that familiar with steel -as in if I could carve a shape into it?…
It’s a very simple shape and doesn’t need to have amazing detail, just has to be a clean surface.
Any and all suggestions welcome!
Thanks in advance!