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    Looks like my order went through but it says the...

    Looks like my order went through but it says the visor is on backorder :(
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    Just to let you know I haven’t heard from the...

    Just to let you know I haven’t heard from the dental business yet so I’m
    assuming they didn’t accept my registration request.

    But I think I’ve found them elsewhere - are these the same ones? ...
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    I shall :Y:

    I shall :Y:
  4. Thread: Drawings to 3D

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    Drawings to 3D

    I've been playing around with programs that allow your own photos or drawings to be transformed into 3D images. So far I've found http://app.selva3d.com/transform and...
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    Thanks for the info - I'm going to give this...

    Thanks for the info - I'm going to give this Tinkercad a try too. I've sent a couple items to Shapeways in the past but good to know about a local business x
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    Thanks much for the advice everyone :) I am...

    Thanks much for the advice everyone :) I am going to order the Lactona Visor 4x (if they accept my registration request), otherwise will try the Optivisor. Half the battle lately with wax-working...
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    Magnifiers for detail work

    Hello all,

    I need a better way to see extreme detail for my wax carvings by using a magnifier of some sort. I currently have a head-band type that allows different strength lenses up to 3+ but I...
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    Thank you much for the advice! Sorry but just...

    Thank you much for the advice! Sorry but just seeing this now as have been out of country for a while. May I ask what company you work for?
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    I’m not sure I’ve seen a snap-on bail - how does...

    I’m not sure I’ve seen a snap-on bail - how does it work?
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    Metals used to cast wax pieces

    Hi all,
    I am about to send off a few wax pieces to be cast and potentially (if they turn out nice enough) will be sent back after clean-up to create molds for further castings. I usually have...
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    That's lovely thank you!! I'm finding it hard to...

    That's lovely thank you!! I'm finding it hard to find much info on lost wax casting, seems to be mostly trial and error but that's the story of my life ;)
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    I haven't - is that what people use?

    I haven't - is that what people use?
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    Wax solvent before casting

    Hi everyone, I'm busy working on a new batch of wax pieces to be cast. I just had a question, I've read some info online that using a wax solvent can help smooth the wax prior to casting. I've been...
  14. Thank you both! I've since got flatware out of...

    Thank you both! I've since got flatware out of my system though and have moved on LOL ;)
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    Wallace your seahorse is amazing!!

    Wallace your seahorse is amazing!!
  16. I went through a 'turning flatware to jewellery'...

    I went through a 'turning flatware to jewellery' stage a couple years ago. I discovered silver-plated flatware is not equal! Some were easier to work with than others depending what was under the...
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    I'm still working on this idea - got a little...

    I'm still working on this idea - got a little side tracked the past few months. If I ever accomplish this I'll post a picture of the result! I was hoping to have it wax milled but I may just go...
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    It does - thank you Dennis! Also love the idea of...

    It does - thank you Dennis! Also love the idea of using paintings for the design. The backplate has an interesting texture, was that done with a rolling mill?
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    Stones with pierced silver overlay

    I wasn't quite sure how to word this but hopefully it makes sense! I picked up a couple of flat, thin interesting stones at a shop recently. They would be perfect I think as pendants with a silver...
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    This is what I have:...

    This is what I have: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00SYLUXJK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    It wasn't purchased with wax carving in mind though. I've also ordered the tool Dennis...
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    Thank you Lauren! I'm glad to know it's not just...

    Thank you Lauren! I'm glad to know it's not just me! I have an electric soldering station with a thermostat - I can change the tip on the soldering iron to something finer. I wonder if it would...
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    I do have a soldering iron with a thermostat -...

    I do have a soldering iron with a thermostat - bought it for some new project idea and haven't touched it since. I didn't know I could use it for wax? But I guess why not?
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    Thank you Dennis, I may have a similar tool...

    Thank you Dennis, I may have a similar tool already but I think I will get this one too. It would definitely help to practice on joining rubbish pieces together instead of on something I've spent...
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    Attaching wax pieces together!

    I have been experimenting with wax casting the past year and have gotten pretty comfortable with different methods of creating pieces from wax and really love it. But one thing still gives me major...
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    Interesting - thank you for the diagram Josef! I...

    Interesting - thank you for the diagram Josef! I wasn't aware it could be done that way!
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