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Wax on, Wax off…

Daniel gets a lesson in wax from the Master.

I have been active in my workshop / studio getting my silver (yeah, the real solid metal Sterling stuff) casting system ready for operation. I am really excited as I can see the shiny silver at the end of the tunnel. Maybe that‘s a train headlight… oh well.

The process is much more complex than the average person can imagine. Although I have been studying the process for many years, and even took a class on how to do it, it’s not until now as I prepare for the first time on my own, have I realized […] Continue reading » Wax on, Wax off…

Hot Serving Cart

I just posted a report about this cart over in The Hobbyist Workshop website. It is going to become a useful tool when I begin casting non ferrous metals using the lost wax process I and my daughter took a course last fall to discover how wax carving and lost wax casting is done. I will soon be doing it here in my shop.

I will have a vacuum casting table setting on the hard surface plate seen on the left here. Watch for more articles on the subject as they pop up in the “The Hobbyist Workshop” RSS feed in the right hand column […] Continue reading » Hot Serving Cart

Knotty and Nice









The green is the knot carved in wax and the shiny one is the knot after it has been cast into silver and polished up. Actually a little more work than just polish. The silver may last forever! Well, it IS an eternity Knot. Yeah, the picture of the wax knot is all there is. The wax didn’t last an eternity. It is “lost” forever.

Here are the other two silver pieces I have cast in the […] Continue reading » Knotty and Nice

Last Investment?

I got my carved in wax, Celtic Infinity Knot invested last night at my lost wax casting class. I’ll cast it next Monday night. That’s the last night of my paid for classes. So if all goes well I will have two casting sessions under my belt. The first casting was of two items so I will have three items, a ring, treble cleft and a Celtic Knot cast in sterling silver. Not too shabby…

I enjoy the creative work and the fact not everyone has done this, except for maybe a half million artists, jewelers, and dental labs. Well, it’s good company. I don’t think it will be the […] Continue reading » Last Investment?

The Results

I said I would post the photo of the finished silver work I have been creating. Here it is.

The class sessions are almost over so I am going to have to find a way to get more casting done. The end goal is to do it myself, but I want to build a backlog of quality finished waxes before I commit to the necessary investment in machinery.

What I have proved so far is that my old hands are still capable of doing this work. I use the power […] Continue reading » The Results