By Hand!

By Hand!

I have been hand carving wax for 40 years, including 18 years as a model maker for the jewelry industry. In this paper I’ll go over some basics and a few wax carving projects, sharing techniques and approaches I wish I had known when I started.
Now What?

Now What?

You’ve carved a few waxes or made a piece in metal that you want to mold and have cast. Now what do you do? If you’re new to the business or this is your first time working with a caster, it can be confusing.
Wolf Clay

Wolf Clay

Wolf Clay is a positioning clay used for soldering and as an aid for making contour fit shadow bands in wax. As with all soldering operations: start with a good fit between parts and clean, grease-free metal and solder. Use adequate ventilation when applying glue and...
FAQs

FAQs

FAQs Can I buy tools directly from you? Only if you have taken a class with me (except for Wolf Clay). This policy is respectful of those who market and distribute my tools; and my time spent taking individual orders and shipping takes away from more important tasks....
Cut Loose Part 1

Cut Loose Part 1

The most natural way to make things is to build. When you erect a house, for example, you pour the foundation, construct the frame, put up walls, and so forth. The same process of addition is used in jewelry fabrication. To create a ring, for example, you may form a...