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Video clips, articles and FAQs to help you use Wolf Tools and Wolf Wax

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
FAQs

FAQs

Check this set of frequently asked questions for help with basic info.
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 ...
Cut Loose Part 2

Cut Loose Part 2

When creating a one-of-a-kind piece, I usually take a cold RTV (room temperature vulcanizing) mold of the master wax pattern, inject wax into the mold, and cast the injected wax. ...
Sketch Artist

Sketch Artist

Learning three-view drawing–a detailed drawing that shows the front view, top view, and side view–is easy, affordable, and essential. All jewelers and sales staff should know this basic
Rough Start

Rough Start

It was like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. I had no compass, no rulers, no vector-based software–but there I was designing, as part of a fantastic counter-sketching ...
Perfect Match

Perfect Match

One of the most requested custom jobs is a wedding band that follows the contour of an existing ring. Here is a technique that I've found helpful for making this task easy and accurate.
Flower Power

Flower Power

My favorite part of the wax carving process is the transformation— the piece comes alive when it breaks free of the wax slab and becomes a completely new form. Last month I offered up ...
Kate Wolf’s Bench

Kate Wolf’s Bench

You wouldn’t expect wax carver extraordinaire Kate Wolf to have any ordinary ole’ bench, would ya? Known industry-wide for her recently released gold and silver Wolf Wax and Wolf ’s ...
Wax Carving Tips

Wax Carving Tips

Wax carving requires exquisite detail and care–precisely carved waxes ensure that the final casting will require considerably less detail. To make this task easier, we offer the ...
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