Learn or refresh your basic jewelry wax carving skills. A two-day, 12- hour course covering the basics of jewelry wax design, design layout, tools and their uses, basic carving, and wax build-up techniques. Using these skills, this class will allow you to create a unique wax pattern model for a 5 – 6 mm band or a pendant.
This course or instructor permission is required for the Lost Wax Casting workshop to follow.
Wax carving is the shaping of wax using tools usually associated with machining: rotary tools, saws, files and burins or gravers. Actual knives can be used and most certainly are, but the hardness of the material is such that they are not the ideal tool, generally.
To carve wax, the proper size and shape of block or tube is chosen, in the preferred hardness, and cut to a rough size, as needed. Then the design is generally drawn or laid out on that, and saws, files or machine tools are used to work the wax into a finished product.
Wikipedia contributors, ‘Wax carving’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 July 2017, 21:50 UTC,
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