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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 Precision Wax Carvers, this jeweler/ inventor has customized her workspace down to the...
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 following tips and tricks…
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 is the owner of Wolf Designs and Wolf Tools in Portland, Maine, where she hosts...
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 and innovation…
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, or grown, it’s important to get the proportions and wall...