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Thread: Ferris Mould a Wax - using for casting?

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    I had a little play at this today, I tried it 2 ways one by melting the wax into a form the other by rolling it into a ball until it was soft. The biggest problem I encountered been a jeweller around christmas time tends to leave you with not much in the way of fingerprints !! but I tried


    The wax its old but still ok

    I have a little wax melter thing its american so probs in deg F not C but i just set it so the wax melted slowly



    It also heated the spoon which I used to get the wax out of the tube thought it was quite apt as the new trainspotting movie is out soon !






    I then transfer the molten wax to a plastic lid to make a slab

    I then popped this into the freezer to cool




    It popped straight out
    Last edited by josef1; 11-12-2016 at 04:30 PM.

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    I worked on a plastic bag to stop the wax sticking to the bench


    I could cut the slab with scissors to size

    the left overs I rolled up into a ball Mary Berry making pastry style and used this to make the round shape



    I heated it slightly with a small hot air gun

    then pressed my finger prints into each one




    They do have prints on them but as I said my fingers dont have the most prominent ones at the moment !




    I would imagine the wax will cut well with metal cutters , If I get chance I will cast them not sure if Im casting silver this week though.

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    Josef1 you are amazing!! Thank you so much for doing this! I'm going to get my mountain of christmas orders out the way then hopefully give it a go sunday. Will let you know how I get on. Do you do casting as a service yourself? Where abouts are you based?

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