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Tips for Preparing and Finishing Waxes

Tips for Preparing and Finishing Waxes

In wax carving, every detail counts—and that’s especially true when preparing and finishing a model. Kate Wolf, a master model maker, offers a few tricks to make those tasks easier. She
Strategies for Innovation

Strategies for Innovation

Three of last year’s AJM Innovation Award winners— Kate Wolf of Wolf Tools, Eddie Bell of Neutec USA, and Phill Baldwin of Shining Wave Metals—share strategies for fostering creativity ...
Careful Measures

Careful Measures

Modifying spring gauges for wax work A spring or degree gauge is an essential tool for measuring models prior to casting (1). Whether the pattern is handmade in wax or metal, milled,
Mastered Models I

Mastered Models I

Revising milled CAD/CAM models for manufacturing Start by evaluating this bypass ring (1) for production issues, aesthetics, and wearability. This is a right-hand ring. (Most bypass ...
Mastered Models II

Mastered Models II

Modifying a two-part ring in milled wax When this two-part ring came off the mill, the surface of the wax looked good. But it did have some issues that needed to be addressed to ...
Mastered Models III

Mastered Models III

When this two-part ring came off the mill, the surface of the wax looked good. But it did have some issues that needed to be addressed to ensure the highest quality casting. We’ll take ...
Mastered Models 4

Mastered Models 4

Before casting or molding a model of any type, it is extremely important to carefully inspect the pattern for defects and potential production problems. Look for pits, hairline cracks, ...
Washin’ Wax

Washin’ Wax

When milling a wax model, various cutting tools can pack pesky bits of wax, or swarf, into the model, creating an uneven surface that can be a pain to remove on the casting. You can ...
Karate Lesson- One Last Tip

Karate Lesson- One Last Tip

Don’t you wish you could just karate chop your way through all those thick wax slabs until you had the perfect size piece for a project? Well, there may be a way that’s even better—and ...
You’ve Got it Made

You’ve Got it Made

Tool design and jewelry design have many similarities. The materials differ, but both are concerned with function and form—and there is a big difference between making custom ...
The End of the Road

The End of the Road

Are we there yet?!? Road-tripping kids in the back seats of cars have been asking this question for decades—and so have wax carvers. Estimating an arrival time to pacify young ...
Wolf Belt Sander

Wolf Belt Sander

Wolf Belt Sander The Wolf Belt Sander is no longer part of the Wolf Tools product family. Below are a few videos Kate created to help those who had questions back when it was still a ...
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